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Thread: Do You Want To See Where Quilts Really Come From?

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    Super Member MissM's Avatar
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    Since this is the harvest season for cotton I thought you might be interested in seeing some of these pics.

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    How cool!!!

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    I have always wondered what a cotton gin is? I find how things are made interesting.

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    I love seeing the cotton fields in Arkansas and southern Missouri. My Mom and her family was cotton pickers when she was a kid. She told many stories around time in the cotton fields. My favorite one is when she was eight, she found some bricks at the end of a row. When you get paid by the pound, she knew if her bag was heavier she would get paid more. Those old men knew how heavy a bag should be and picked up on something amiss. Found the bricks and nicknamed her "the Brick Picker"

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    Thank you for sharing. I liked the pic.

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    Thanks for that- I have never seen cotton growing.

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    Thank you so much for sharing, living up North, we never get to see this. How can we complain about the cost of cotton after seeing this.

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    Those are great thank you, I have a "cotton wall" in my family room. Has a cotton plant roots and all and pictures of mules as my DH in his youth had them on the Missouri farm his dad worked..........calla Pick some bouls for me for a jar.........

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    Great photos, cotton is being harvested down here in Texas now too!. My husband pointed out the loose white bolls all along the side of the road from when the trucks with the baled cotton goes by. Theyu bale it in big huge bread loaves down here, don't think I've ever seen it wrapped in yellow!

    I am a spinner too, I used to collect all the cotton bolls along the roadways & spin it, too old & lazy to get out there & scavenge now though.

    Debs & Hemi

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    Cotton is raised in CA too. when I was a kid, Dad stopped by the road so I could pick up one of the cotton balls that had fallen by the wayside.

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