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Red Quilt Squares Needlepoint Kit

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  • Printed needlepoint kit
  • 100 % cotton interlock needlepoint canvas
  • 100% cotton floss
  • 9" x 9"
  • Made in the USA
  • WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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    Inspired by some of Colonial Williamsburg's many quilted treasures, this needlepoint kit allows you to bring this time-honored tradition home. Sewing was an important part of a colonial girls education. By the late 18th century, young girls whose families could afford it received some type of formal education to prepare them for marriage and their roles as wives, house mistresses, and mothers. Girls learned elementary reading, simple arithmetic, knitting, and plain sewing by working a modest sampler. Once complete, this pure cotton needlepoint can be made into a special accent pillow or wall hanging.
    Some of the nation's most treasured quilts were produced around the middle of the 19th century influenced by quiltmaking in the nation's third largest city of the time, Baltimore. A dozen of these works of art—most created in a distinctive and elaborately conceived appliquéd style known as album quilts—are the focus of an exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

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