Do-it-yourself crafts only exist when you no longer have to do everything yourself.
I'm a director of a local historical society in southwest Idaho, a 501 non-profit, and one of our significant sources of income is the sale of quilts, aprons, runners etc by our local quilting group. While I have always appreciated their prodigious efforts, I didn't appreciate the fascinating history of quilting until reading this article. Thank you Virginia!
As an avid quilter, I love this article. Will share it with my quilt guild here in Los Angeles.
Particularly interesting about cheap shears making quilting possible...I never thought of that. It'd be a nightmare to cut out all those little bits and pieces otherwise. Thanks, this is a great article!