Quilting In The Last Years Of The Great Depression (18 Photos)
Old Photo Archive
During the Great Depression, sewing materials were conserved for clothing and repair; however, toward the end of the Depression, quilters brought out their tools and un-used squares and got to work. Quilting has always been used to pass on family stories and memories, but it also has a long tradition of being tied to acts of kindness and charity. After years of tattered clothing and poverty, those still down on their luck got great happiness and comfort out of receiving a new quilt.
We wanted to share a few photos of quilters at work from 1936-1941 ...