Saturday, May 11, 2013

Kathryn's Quilt

I am pleased as punch to have finally visited the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
 in Thomasville! Greeted by librarian, tour guide and KTW Storytelling Club organizer 
Deborah Rankins, who posed in front of "Kathryn's Quilt," I admire
 Alabama's Storyteller even more than before!

Kathryn, (aka The Ghost Lady) was born in Thomasville but lived most of her life
 in Selma. She was a newspaper reporter, photographer, ghost-story writer,
 southern folklore author, editor and renowned storyteller. She captured 
the rural South like no other, and this quilt (made by Dorothy Shepard)
 captures that essence.

The museum is located in the library building at Alabama Southern 
Community College just south of Thomasville on Alabama Highway 43. 


Birdman said...

... and a fabulous dress design too.

Barbara Farr said...


Jack said...

This is a pretty interesting quilt, and your portrait is very good.

Your post made me curious about where Gee's Bend, Alabama, is. The quilters of Gee's Bend have made some remarkable quilts that have been shown in big museums. It is about one hour southwest of you.

Kate said...

Quilting has a rich history. I love the artistry of the craft. Love Gees Bend quilts and its story, too.

HotGreenChile said...

What a wonderful quilt!

I met Jeffrey during an overnight stay at the Windham's house in 1969.

Kathryn Tucker Windham had such a fertile imagination; we could all take a lesson from her creativity!

Dan W McCarn