Certain decades are associated with the frugal use of fabric.
I am hopelessly drawn to outrageous colours and patterns. So I had to share with you some photos from a recent event I attended. The fabrics are from the 1930’s but they have quality that still holds artistic value today, many years later.
American Depression Era Quilts were made in the most desperate of times when money was short, textiles were expensive and frugality was the name of the game.
Although it was a time money was short, colour was king….. anytime there is a depression, colour is turned up a notch or two!
Egg Money Quilts
The egg money the Farmers wives made from selling the eggs paid for the next round of feed – this was the starting point of Egg Money Quilts.
These are just some of the quilts from a private collection.
There are many more out there to inspire us all to make the most of what we have.