In this video recorded at the Iowa City Public Library, author Linzee Kull McCray shares stories and images from her book, Feed Sacks: The Colorful History of a Frugal Fabric.
You can learn more about this fascinating subject with Linzee in Show 2408.

#4 susanchinouth 2019-04-17 08:13
Just remembered- I have another quilt, other than the one posted above that I just mentioned. It also must be made from feed sacks! It is a dresden plate and the fabrics are not matchy matchy, in fact it looks like they made the squares with whatever they had available at the time so it is not what I would call a beautiful outcome of color coordination. Now that I know it is from feed sacks it suddenly has more value for me in its obvious historical value! How nice to discover this about it! I will certainly make these 2 quilts available for quilt shows!
#3 susanchinouth 2019-04-17 08:09
Thank you so much for posting this video. This was truly fascinating! I have a quilt that had a feed sack printed label on the back and I washed it in the washing machine and sadly to say the ink came out and is no longer visible! Broke my heart! Now I now better of course! But I can now tell that probably the entire quilt was made from feed sacks and it has a black/white and red design of the postage size pieces in four square pattern. Also the black and whites are in plaid. It is a wonderful quilt!
#2 Joy F. 2019-04-15 08:51
Fascinating talk about feed sacks.
#1 Rita Hope 2019-04-15 08:32
Excellent presentation. I have several feed sacks and now know so much more about them. Thank you.
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