Monday, November 23, 2020

Quilt Revenue: An Old Tactic

This is a quilt that I suspect is from the early 20th century.  It is made primarily of silks and a few other fabrics and has a an interesting binding made of ribbon:

Quilts have been used to raise revenue for worthy causes.  During World War I, one quilt was auctioned to raise money for the Red Cross in Decatur, Illinois.  What made this article stick out to me was that I thought when I read the headline, that money had been sewn into the quilt.  Au contraire!  Enjoy:

Have a safe and happy day!


1 comment:

  1. A lot of work went into that quilt! At first glance it looked as though it was a multi-color print, a sort of vintage cheater cloth. Fun story about the fundraising.