Alabama Quilt History Program: Alabama Cotton and Bemis Bags, Pieced into Quilt History
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In this presentation, we will trace the evolution of cotton bags from rural-household convenience, to a Depression Era necessity, to a wartime way of life, to an urban re-purposing fad.
Feedsack quilts represent the artistic expression of American women in a distinctive textile era, 1930‒1960, when such bed coverings were created from colorful, patterned fabrics that started out as feed or flour sacks. Many of these textile bags had their genesis in the cotton fields of Alabama because Bemis Bro. Bag Company, the largest textile bag manufacturer in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century, operated a cotton mill and bag plant in Bemiston,
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5521 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242