QOTD - Wool quilts - did you have one in your past?
I see Calliope working on a wool quilt and it got me to thinking.
I'd never want one but on a recent visit, my 93 yr old Mom said that her mother had made wool quilts from castoffs. She had ten kids and they were very poor so she needed them to keep kids warm at night. I asked where she got the wool and she didn't know. She said they were tied, quite ugly, and never washed. She said they'd throw them over the clothesline and beat them with a stick now and then but they worked. Nothing survived their childhood as the town burned but it was the first time she had said my Grandmother sewed quilts. I know my aunts and Mom all sewed so guess they got it from somewhere. She had me sewing by ten or so.
Did your family have wool quilts in their past? I don't know much about them. Does anyone have pictures?