A painted scene from an 1830s quiting bee. The frame is leaning against the china cabinet in the back.
A old style of quiting frame. The quilt is attached to the long bars and rolled. The gears and stops keep the quilt from unrolling.
An applique quilt from the Wisconsin Historical Society online collection, circa 1858
Threads from The Sewing Academy:
What does one wear to a quilting bee?