I enjoy collecting antique quilts and making reproductions of them both big and small. I've made a few baskets and I'd like to make more. I dabble in knitting and would love to learn rug hooking, but it's hard to find time to do it all. I work in higher education and I love my job. However, I do spend a lot of time dreaming about quilts.
I heard an interesting story when I showed this quilt at the most recent meeting of the Virginia Quilt Dating Club and someone spotted the lone gold square. See photo below.
She related a theory that women, who could not vote at the time, included a single gold square in their 1880's/1890's quilt as a political statement about dropping the Gold Standard as the U.S. monetary system. I am wondering if any of you who research quilt history can shed any more light (and quilt examples) for me?
Also, I am headed to the Houston quilt show (yes, I am so excited!!) on Thursday and Friday and would love to meet as many blog friends as I can. Let me know if you will be there.