I stumbled upon this question somewhere...sometime ago on the web... and would like to share it....
What possesses a woman to cut out tiny pieces of fabric and spend hours and hours sewing them together? The words of one help explain: "I made quilts as fast as I could to keep my family warm . . . and as pretty as I could to keep my heart from breaking." So while many quilts were made for functional purposes, and some were made for personal pleasure, some were also made to "show off."
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Sew blessed ~ my Friend . . .