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DAR members learn about American quilting

11:33 AM, May 17, 2013
Nay-osh-ing Chapter, Plover, Daughters of the American Revolution member Marjorie Kietlinski presented a program on American Quilts and displayed several from her collection.
Nay-osh-ing Chapter, Plover, Daughters of the American Revolution member Marjorie Kietlinski presented a program on American Quilts and displayed several from her collection.
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Nay-osh-ing Chapter, Plover, Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at Shooters.

Marjorie Kietlinski presented a program on American quilting. She told of the hard, unforgiving life women had. Sickness always at their door, caring for large families, spinning their own yarn and weaving their own fabrics left little time for quilting.

With no electricity, the days of winter were very short and allowed a limited amount of time for sewing and quilting. Quilts were rare in the 1700s. In 1840, textiles were made available in stores. In the 1870s, the original "Crazy Quilt" became ...

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