She doesn't seem to have any hobbies which she enjoys. When Dee joined the Nation of Islam and changed her name to Wangero, she began to view old objects as an important part of her heritage and as art.
The Butter Churn and Dasher are two examples of the objects Dee now shows interest in. The butter churn was crafted by Maggie and Dee's Uncle Buddy. Mama describes them with great detail which indicates how much value she holds to them. Dee, on the other hand, plans to use the top of the churn as a centerpiece for her table and just throw away the bottom part. She says that she will "think of something artistic to do with the dasheraE (658). Dee apparently sees no useful life for either of the two objects. Mama is not very pleased, as she is a practical woman.
The quilts are the last part of family history to be argued over. The history of the quilts is the history of the family as they were made from old material throughout the generations. Dee becomes upset when she learns that Ma