Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cabarrus County Extension Homemakers Quilting, 1950s

Extension Homemakers in Cabarrus County get together to complete quilts. 

This picture was taken in the 1950s. You can see aprons on the ladies sitting closest to the camera. Many women wore aprons all day long, not just when working at the stove. It was part of a homemaker’s “uniform.” And if company showed up at the door, a woman would quickly change to a clean apron before answering.

You can see a second set of quilters in the adjoining room.

Extension Homemaker clubs made quilts to use at home but they also earned quite a bit of money each year by raffling off homemade quilts. The money was raised to help send local children to college and to support groups like the public library, schools, and volunteer fire departments. 

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