18 Quilting Bee Photos That Showcase A World Lost to Time

While people don’t get together to quilt like the Old Days, we’re glad the art of quilting hasn’t been lost. But, these photos show another time when community meant you would roll up your sleeves and get to work to help your neighbors!

Quilting at the Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

“Quilting at the Florida Folk Festival – White Springs, Florida, 1957.” Via/State Archives of Florida

1975 quilting bee

Quilting bee in Minnesota, 1975. Via/Flickr

Quilting bee in 1940

Utah, 1940. Via/Library of Congress

Quilting bee in 1940

“Members of the women’s club making quilt. Granger Homesteads, Iowa, 1940.” Via/ Library of Congress

quilting demonstration, 1982

Quilting a the Florida Folk Festival, 1982. Via/ State Archives of Florida

quilting inside a smokehouse during the Great Depression

Quilting inside a smokehouse, 1941. Via/ Library of Congress

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