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Artist finishes painting Gee's Bend quilt murals

GEE'S BEND, Ala. (AP) - An artist has finished painting wooden murals of some of the famous quilts made in the Wilcox County community of Gee's Bend.

The next step is for the County Commission to put the murals along a 17-mile Gee's Bend Quilt Mural Trail. Gee's Bend native Tyree McCloud has spent most of the summer fashioning plywood murals of some of Gee's Bend's most famous quilts, those that appeared on postage stamps last year.

The plan is to place each mural near the home of the woman who made the original quilt. Last summer, Southwest Alabama Tourism Director Linda Vice asked McCloud to paint a mural of one of the 10 quilts featured on the stamps.

Vice liked the mural so much that she asked McCloud to do murals of the other nine.

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