"Burgoyne Surrounded"—single-block variation

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1945
Cotton
78 x 72 inches

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"When I was growing up, Mama made quilts to keep us warm. The ladies then piece their quilts at home and go to each other house to help quilt. At the start all they was making them out was old clothes, pants, fertilizer sacks, dress tails, and meal and flour sacks, too. That's it. They had to beat the cotton to pad it out to put it in the quilt. Their husband or friend or neighbor bring cotton from the gin for the ladies to quilt with.” —Bettie Bendolph Seltzer (Annie Bendolph’s daughter)

"When I was growing up, Mama made quilts to keep us warm. The ladies then piece their quilts at home and go to each other house to help quilt. At the start all they was making them out was old clothes, pants, fertilizer sacks, dress tails, and meal and flour sacks, too. That's it. They had to beat the cotton to pad it out to put it in the quilt. Their husband or friend or neighbor bring cotton from the gin for the ladies to quilt with.” —Bettie Bendolph Seltzer (Annie Bendolph’s daughter)