I spent a great day yesterday with one of my quilting buddies. We take quilt-related field trips 3 or 4 times a year; there are so many things to see in Southeastern PA we never run out of places to go. Yesterday we hit two venues--the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley in Ephrata which is showing the privy bag exhibit. AND the quilt and textile museum in Lancaster where they have a new show called:
To the not-so-simple fine applique.
Some of the bags are dated and signed. The earliest example was from the 1830's; the latest from the 1920's. Enjoy the rest of the photos. I will be posting more later.