My daughter and I went to Genesee Country Village and Museum today. It’s a large living history museum, and the third-largest collection of historic buildings in the US. There are homes, barns, churches, school houses, stores and other building from the 1800s, arranged in a village setting, and filled with so many artifacts: furniture, clocks, cookware, floor coverings, and of course, quilts.
But wait, there’s more. There are people in the buildings, wearing clothing from the era of the building, while they demonstrate trades, crafts, cooking or agriculture. And there are quilts in almost all of the houses.
There was even a community quilting bee. Here I am doing some hand quilting on a whole-cloth quilt:
The homes from the late 1800s had sewing machines from the era:
This house did not have electricity. So the machine is set by the window.
My daughter took the pictures. Thanks, Andrea!