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Collection: Nook and Shug

Nook and Shug quilts are handmade by mother-daughter duo Cassandra Ann Pettway and her daughter Rachael Pettway, both members of the rich Gee’s Bend (now known as Boykin), Alabama African American quilting tradition, dating back to the 1920s. Quilting is a family legacy for Cassandra, who learned from her mother and grandmother and shared the tradition Rachael, who she credits for inspiring unique color combinations and patterns. The generations of Pettways come together to preserve the craft and creativity of quilting, and make an effort to keep the local quilting community alive.