I've posted about these antique (mostly wool) quilts on the Vintage Quilts group page if you are interested in seeing individual pictures and the story behind them.
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The quilts really show how everything was used to stay warm in the winter. Detail of art was not the goal. thanks for sharing. I did not even know about the Vintage group or how many groups CT has. Some have never done anything.
It just shows how much history is in a quilt...time, heritage, travel, etc....
I could not live without a clothesline...
My mom tells a story that one winter, we lived in SD and it was a terribly cold winter. She hung my dad's jeans out and when she went out to get them...the legs broke off! lol
Awesome view! Since I've been married we have lived in the country. (20 years) I can't imagine living in town. I know someday we will have to as we aren't getting any younger and its a lot of work! I enjoy the peace and quiet very much and nothing like walking outside and seeing deer or turkey standing in the yard.
The quilts are beautiful! I too love hanging laundry out to dry! Especially the bed sheets and quilts!
Thanks for sharing!
I went to that group & read the story about these quilts. It was wonderful that you were given the opportunity to see these quilts before they were destroyed! Makes me shudder just to think about that. It was really neat that you were friends already with one of the ancestors. It was definitely meant to be.
Carol Ann - you wouldn't have to share - since the kids are grown and gone, I have two guest rooms! :) Four of the quilts went back to one of the quiltmaker's descendants.
One has a treadle machine in it, so you could even quilt in your sleep if you wanted. ;)
Jodi - I don't know what I'd do without a clothesline. I use it all the time, but unlike my grandmother, I don't use it in the winter months. Mom tells of her mother's red, cold fingers bringing in frozen stiff clothing off the line to finish drying in the house. I'm grateful for modern day conveniences in those months.
Carol Ann we would have fun! Help with chores in the morning and sew all afternoon! And drive pq's poor hub crazy lol!
Thanks for sharing your vintage quilts; I hope you find good homes/uses for all of them! Lovely green grass -- would you like to come to California to view my dying lawn? It was 108 here a few days ago, and is still in the 100's, so we are all "nice and warm." I can't wait to get up to the mountain house this weekend where it is a more reasonable 70 to 80 degrees! (p.s. I'll share the guest room with Shannon.)
Oh I miss hanging clothes on the line! Just seeing your clothesline and the clothespin bag reminds me of all the years I hung out clothes in all kinds of weather. I love being outdoors and I enjoy extremes of weather. Funny what you miss as you get older. And vintage quilts too. Couldn't be any better. Thanks for sharing.
That was fast lol. Where are you near? I have the Nebraska map handy!
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