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quilting bee, circa 1910s

The quilting frame was made of four pieces of wood clamped together with four iron clamps to form a square. Two of the iron clamps can be seen in this photo. The frame was held about 2-1/2 feet above the ground with four chairs. Two or three of the chairs can be seen in this photo. Four or more ladies could sit around the frame and work on the quilt at the same time. Interesting to note the sad irons that is placed on the seat of the chair and the tea cups that are on the quilt. The ladies seem to have name tags. Also notice the piece of cloth on the chairs used to protect the chairs from being scratched. I often look at the back slats of old chairs to see if they have scratches from quilting frames. The owner of these chairs made sure the chairs were not scratched.


I created this photo album

from a box of 2-3/8 x 3-1/2 inch negatives with no name or location.

Photos seem to date from 1910 to 1930. New Jersey locations.

One photo of a gravestone has the name Van Deventer located

in the Newell Cemetery, Stanton, New Jersey. Still researching

these photos.


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Taken on May 14, 2014