March 19, 2013

January 15, 2010 Feedsack Friday – Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…

Filed under: ◦Country Living,◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 3:41 pm

Welcome to another edition of feedsack Friday. Today, in order of counteract some of the chill that’s present in the northeast this time of year, we’ll feature something tropical, that venerable symbol of welcome: the pineapple. The pineapple is hardly a welcoming fruit in appearance, even forbidding with its spiky outer covering, but from the time of Columbus’ second voyage has become renowned as a special treat, and used as a symbol to welcome guests.

Feedsacks, as a part of everyday life, did not neglect representation of the pineapple, both realistically, and somewhat abstractly as we see in these examples.
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Well, ok, maybe more than a little abstract in the case of those last two, but I think you’ll have to agree that those are pineapple-inspired designs, however wild and garish. Wish I could get to Hawaii this week to compare with the ones there….

1 Comment »

  1. 1.Wow Great feedsacks! I love reading your feedsack Friday.
    You have the best feedsacks~ and quilts

    Comment by carolyn — January 18, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    2.GREAT BLOG….these designs are retro wonderful…thanks for posting this….come visit……I added you to my blog roll…..can you add me….Dianne

    Comment by C. Dianne Zweig — January 20, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

    3.Hi Sharon,

    I found you by “googling” feedsacks. My name is Ilene Harris and I live in
    rural Humboldt County – way Northern California. Next month I’m in charge
    of our local Quilt Guild’s meeting and I’m doing it on feedsacks (which I’m
    just learning about). I’ve purchased a few recently published books on the
    subject, but I’m trying to locate some vintage booklets put out by the
    Cotton Council. Do you have access to anything like that? I may also
    purchase one of your vintage feedsack aprons as well.

    Ilene Harris

    Comment by Ilene Harris — January 21, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    Comment by sharon — March 19, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

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