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Old-Time Music & Gee's Bend Quilting

Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo AL

Oct 06 - 09 2022
Old-Time Music & Gee's Bend Quilting

Multi-level music classes, lessons with the famed Gee’s Bend quilters, drawing, blacksmithing, and cooking classes at Camp McDowell!

Quilters and blacksmiths pursue their work in an encouraging atmosphere while music students fully immerse themselves in old-time classes, their days and nights filled with instruction from master musicians, jam sessions, and an instructor concert. Afternoon mini classes give all participants a chance to take part in learning something totally new. With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s

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Pricing is based on meals, lodging, and tuition:

Lodging choices: Participants will have the option to stay in a Bethany Lodge room or a dorm style cabin. Our lodge rooms each have two queen beds and a private bath that opens onto a common living space (shared by other students) with refrigerator, coffee maker, stove, microwave, and fireplace. You may book a private room for one or share a room with your spouse, partner, or friend. Cabins are dormitory style, each having 24 twin beds and community bathrooms with private showers and stalls. Pricing depends on your choice of lodging. All lodging options include refreshments on opening night and nine meals throughout the weekend starting with Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

Class offerings $252.00: Repetoire: Jimmy Triplett | Old-Time Fiddle I: Esther Morgan-Ellis | Old-Time Fiddle II: Judy Hyman | Old-Time Guitar: Jeff Claus | Banjo I: Evan Kinney | Banjo II: Paul Brown | Mandolin: Mick Kinney | Blacksmithing: Brady Jackson | Quilting: Mary Ann Pettway & China Pettway ($275) | Nature Drawing: Val Webb | Soul Food Cooking : Martha Hawkins

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  • Oct 6, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 7, 2022 at 08:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 8, 2022 at 08:00 am - 09:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 9, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

105 Delong Road, Nauvoo, AL 35578

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