Recycling & Resourcefulness: Quilts of the 1930s

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From today’s Flavorpill:

American Folk Art Museum unfurls 12 quilts that were sewn together from secondhand fabrics by women during the Great You-Know-What. The striking, variegated handiwork features materials as diverse as flour sacks and dressmaking scraps, and the handsome individual pieces match up with themes such as sunbonnets, the alphabet, and Chinese fans. More than salvaged vestiges of a once-prevalent pastime, the patterns are tidy examples of the functional achieving fine-art status.”

FYI, New Yorkers, open today through March 15, $9 to get in.

Photo of a string quilt via museum website

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