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Quilts and an old sewing machine at the Reuben Brown House in Whiteville.

Jean Williamson seated in period green garb at the Reuben Brown House in Whiteville. Jean is a quilter, seamstress, painter, and Smithsonian trained quilt preservationist. She has taught quilting and preservation classes.

Quilts lining the walls of the Reuben Brown House in Whiteville, North Carolina.

Shirley Freeman sitting with her daughter Nadine Patrick in front of quilts. Patrick dances and sings traditional gospel and original compositions. She is also very knowledgeable about Waccamaw traditional culture, especially the powwow tradition.

Close-up of Shirley Freeman's quilt, "Cheryl's Memory Quilt."

Shirley Freeman is a teacher at the Hallsobo-Artesia Elementary School, as well as an accomplished quilter and basket weaver. Here, she is sitting in front of her quilts and holding one of them.
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