Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sewing Circles

In looking into quilting this week, I have learned that there often is large social component to quilting and sewing, with women getting together at quilting b's and sewing circles to work together on group projects or individual projects. I have never been to one, but would expect some amount of gossip to be shared at such events.


  1. I've never been to a quilting bee so can't comment on that. I do love these unposed photos and the modest dresses! Do you know what year the photo was taken PJM, 30's or 40's?
    -Anne K.

  2. Funny but as a kid in the cub scouts when I got a new patch my dad would sew it on my uniform because my mom was horrible at sewing and she refused to do it. I remember saying to him, "Dad isn't sewing for ladies?". His response was, "In the Marine corp. your mommy isn't around so you'd better learn how to sew for yourself, and fast." "Your mommy doesn't know how to sew so it's the same thing for you". I never forgot that. My dad was a Marine and electrical engineer and taught his son how to knit and sew. I used to make scarfs in the winter, they were fun and easy to do.

  3. PJM!!!! You are NOT being politically correct! Intimating that gossip will occur in a roomful of women. . . I think I can call you prejudiced. I'm calling the ACLU, CNN and NOW.

    Just kidding, of course. I'm sure some "discussion" occurred at the quilting bees.


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