This is my Grannies quilt made about 80 years ago. The back is made from actual feedsacks. The sacks were washed in the old black pot outside with homemade lye soap. That stuff took the color out, made it soft and killed any bugs that was close by. If you look closely you can see the calves and the words calf developer on the sack. Grannie had 11 children and tons of grandkids. Im thankful that I was able to have one of her quilts passed down to me by my Dad.
Grannie lived in farming country of south Ga. Twice a year all the ladys came to Grannies to quilt their tops. Some quilted and 2 would cook . All the husbands had to be fed. They came every day until all the tops were finished. Thats the story of my Grannie.
feed sack back