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Quilts — Masterpieces of the heart and windows into women’s history

Quilts — Masterpieces of the heart and windows into women’s history

Imagine that pioneer girls could make quilt squares before they learned to read. The ability to keep a family warm was of utmost importance. But, that didn’t mean that this piece of utility couldn’t look nice as well. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Many of the quilts of yesterday took a lifetime to make. Perhaps the mystical part of quilts—the aspect that makes them almost human—is the countless hours of work and devotion it took to create a masterpiece of the heart. Beyond their beauty and usefulness, quilts possess a magic that will never die, for all of life’s hopes and fears, loves and hates have been sewn into them. Long ago, a woman whose quilt took her nearly 25 years to finish, remarked, “I tremble sometimes when I remember what that quilt knows about me.” […]

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