Monday, June 25, 2012


Women regularly met to help each other in ways other than mending and sewing.  They shared recipes, tips on managing a household and discussed issues related to the community.  The women in this collage were waiting while their husbands attended a political meeting.


  1. The year was 1951, and these women were visiting and sewing while waiting for their husbands who were attending a political meeting. The image was taken from LIFE magazine.

  2. In the early '90s, quilting really made a comeback. I worked night shift as an RN in the neonatal nursery, and we'd all bring our quilt projects to work on, in between feedings and diaper changes.

  3. Congratulations for being a neonatal RN, and using your down time so constructively. Did you manage to complete your quilt? I took a quilting class in the early 90s also, and learned to make the difficult double wedding ring pattern. Should have begun with the 9-square...