Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Pics!

At our recent Quilt Show, we had a display and information station about Potholder Quilts.  The lady in this photo is working on a Log Cabin potholder square.

They are made by making the square and then sandwiching it with backing, quilting it and binding it.  The squares were then made into a quilt top, and when put together, the quilt was finished.

There is a lot of fascinating information out there about this type of quilt. A book by Pam Weeks, called "Civil War Quilts,"  is a good resource.

One of the most fascinating things I learned about them is that they were made during the Civil War by Sanitary Commissions and lady's groups and then sent to the soldiers.

If you're interested, you can see lots of Potholder Quilts on these Pinterest Boards:

A Blessed Sunday to You!

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