The poverty of the Depression and fabric shortages during World War ll mad feedsacks highly important to the quilter during the 1930's and 1940's.
In Feedsack Secrets, quilt historian Gloria Nixon gives us fascinating tidbits about the patterned feedsack. Women met regularly for fabric swaps. Fabric restrictions dictated styles. Feedsacks played a part in political contests, accurately predicting Truman's win in the 1948 presidential election. A feed-company held a contest for the best-dressed chicken.
Nixon's feedsack Secrets is a colorful, fun and fascinating ride through a great period of American fabric history.