Time for one of Linda Bethea’s wonderful stories about life in a time when women managed to make the families clothes from feed sacks. In an era when we are so happy to buy, wear and discard this story makes me think hard about my next clothes purchase.. #recommended
Both these quilts are are made with fabrics from feedsacks. I was fortunate enough to be given the treasure of these vintage quilt tops. Note the beautiful hand work on the Sunbonnet Sue quilt. All the girls are completely different. No two squares are alike on either quilt. All I had to do was quilt them.
Lucille and Jenny were working together on a quilt top Lucille had started when she first found out Jenny was pregnant. “See this here pink, flowery piece. When I was a’carryin’ you, I got two feed sacks and managed to swap my neighbor for another to make me a dress. I fought you’ll ever have times that hard, but I ain’t sorry I know how to manage when times is hard. Them chickenfeed sacks was real purty. It took three for a woman’s dress, two for a child, and two…
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