Today's story interested me for a couple of reasons. Our quilter today had worked most of his life as harness maker which sounds archaic but isn't as unusual as city dwellers assume. I remember visiting the urban neighborhood where my father grew up when my aunt pointed out where the horse troughs were (and that was in the 1930s and early 40s).
Another aspect that you might find interesting is Eilers decision to machine quilt. Machine quilting goes back much farther than most people assume. Our study group has examined 19th century machine quilted textiles.
So from Mansfield, Ohio, here is Henry's story: