When it comes to quilt-making, southwest Virginia takes center stage. The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum unveiled an exhibit showcasing quilts made from the 1700's through the mid 20th century.
The exhibit is called the "Great Western Virginia Cover Up" and it includes a wide variety, even quilts that were used as feed sacks on the farm. We spoke with Institute Director Roddy Moore. “A lot of times a woman would go to the market or the mill with her husband and pick out a pattern in the feed sacks and they made quilts out of them--clothes out of them,” he said.
The display will be open until the spring and is free to the public, although donations are accepted.