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Coming Home to Alabama 

Orr Family Quilts across Five Generations

Mid-1800s - 20th Century

Sue Ann Goodman, as the last descendant of this family, has made it her quest to preserve and honor her family’s heritage woven into the beautiful quilts in the exhibit. Sue took on the role of caretaker and restorer of the family’s quilts from her mother. Sue’s journey to discover more about the women who created these quilts led her from Texas to Silver Run, Alabama, where it all began.


With this exhibit, we welcome Sue Goodman and the quilts

back home!

Everyone has a quilt story. We hope that you will enjoy one family’s journey by marveling at the workmanship and getting to know their stories. Maybe you will also remember and share your own stories.

Join us Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm for the Exhibit Opening Reception - Refreshments will be served.


Saturday, September 17, 10 - 11:30 am - Gallery Talk: The Journey of Preservation by  Sue Ann Goodman, Orr Family Quilt Conservator.


Events are free to the public, donations are gratefully accepted at the  Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum.