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Ingenious Quilting frame that rolled down from the ceiling. When they finished quilting for the day, the frame was rolled back up to the ceiling.

A vignette from American Home Scenes in    Harper's Weekly April 13, 1861      A reader wrote that she was interested in quilting on a f...

Civil War Quilts: Accurate Quilting Frames for Civil War Re-enactors

1960's

1960 Black and white photograph of little girl sewing on her old mini Singer sewing machine. I wish children learned things more commonly today.

Grandmother from Oklahoma with grandson, working on quilt. California, Kern County. 1936, by Dorothea Lange

Grandmother from Oklahoma with grandson, working on quilt. California, Kern County--Library of Congress Collection

Quilts History People Southern Appalachia Tennessee Kentucky Etc 0887400248 | eBay   This is where my Mother kept her quilting frame when not in use, I grew up under it...

Quilts history people Southern Appalachia Tennessee Kentucky etc

Quilts History People Southern Appalachia Tennessee Kentucky Etc 0887400248 | eBay This is where my Mother kept her quilting frame when not in use, I grew up under it...

"Queen Udell has patience 'just like Job,' according to her husband. The 57 year old woman learned to make yo-yo quilts from her mother and grandmother. These yo-yos are sewn up with embroidery thread, flattened and sewn together by hand. Ms. Udell estimates there are approximately four thousand of the dime-sized yo-yos in this quilt, which took over a year to complete... 'People give me scraps and I just sews'um.'" (photo 1977)

Florida Memory - Queenie Udell holding up one of her yo-yo quilts in White Springs, Florida.

No date was given for this photo of a woman hand piecing a Lone Star quilt, but (to me) it appears to date from the 1930s or 1940s.

Sewing in Women's History

Woman sewing a quilt at the Florida Folk Festival (ca. 1950). | Florida Memory

Florida Memory - Woman sewing a quilt at the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, Florida.

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