Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Quilts of the 1930's

Dust. Drought. Plummeting farm prices. The stock market crash of 1929. All these factors

And quilting. Quilting flourished in America during the Great Depression. It was partly out of necessity, but also due to the mass-marketing of quilt products, and a cultural trend that emphasized "traditional" skills.
contributed to America's woes during the Great Depression of 1929-1940. Many Americans responded to the troubles in various ways: planting gardens, forming aid societies, participating in New Deal government aid programs, and making do with what was on hand.

I can't believe that I am saying this, but I want to make one! I've been collecting fabric for years. But pattern to choose?
I love to applique, and pink, but maybe this one is just a little bit too much?

Never in a million years, are you crazy? All those little bitty pieces and hand quilted too? NOT ME!


FarmWife said...

Do you happen to know the name of the pattern of the quilt with the large pink flowers? It's beautiful.

Melody Crust said...

I believe it is a Lancaster Rose. If you make on, send a picture! I'll post it.