Leaving Gee's Bend - Irene Latham. Set in 1932 & inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee's Bend, AL. Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. She sews all the time, especially when things go wrong. But when Mama goes into labor early & gets deathly ill, Ludelphia decides leave Gee's Bend for the very 1st time to get the medicine Mamma needs that can only be found miles away in Camden.