Throughout the ages there have always been artifacts of a woman's hand testifying to the culture and history of their lives. The American Quilt has become synonymous with the Pioneer spirit first begun by women who came across the Atlantic.
The Quilt is an older item of the middle ages when women sewed cloth together for warmth and strength. The American women needed more than that for their homes after leaving behind a world they knew for a world of the unknown.
Thus, the Historical Quilts begun with the Puritans through the Pioneers are available to be viewed and reflected upon for their beauty and quality of life. The Amish are still famous for their simplicity of design and the Underground Railroad has now become well known for the symbols of the quilts displayed along the way to freedom.
View the quilts with the wonder of those seeking a new world and consider buying the book which explains the historical value of the women who sewed for American.
On view at the Crocker museum May 25 - September 1, 2014. The museum is located at 216 O street in down town Sacramento.