Monday, November 19, 2007
Civil War Era Quilts
Laura Nagel provided the interesting program at our November meeting. She talked about Civil War era quilts, the colors and dye processes they used, showed us samples of fabrics from that time, and also showed us various quilts and tops.
This Tumbling Blocks top is from the Civil War era.
The next picture, Drunkards Path, is probably from closer to the turn of the century (1900).
It was fascinating to see uncompleted quilt parts and to see the little stitching that was done by an unknown hand 140-some years ago. What was her life like? What was she hoping for this quilt? Thanks for the interesting program, Laura.
We'll meet again on December 11. Here are some December plans in which you can participate:
1) embellish a tea towel in some way (e.g., applique a mitten on it) for exchange
2) make a holiday 12-inch block. Put it in a paper bag marked white if it has white background fabric or cream if it has cream background fabric. For each block you make, you get to take a different bag home.
3) bring non-perishable food items to donate... this is instead of us paying for cookies. In the season of giving, we'll share instead of stuffing ourselves.