During the long winter evenings they broke the monotony with knitting bees and quilting bees, and making braided and hooked rugs. Some of their quilt patterns are beautifully finished, usually the well-known patterns such as Grandmother’s Flower Garden and the Pinwheel.
The text is from page 125-6 of Pine, Potatoes and People: The Story of Aroostook, by Helen Hamlin, 1948. Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.
artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014