This exhibit was on display from January 2015 through April 12, 2015.
Before the days of central heating, electric blankets, and battery-powered hand warmers, the residents of Franklin County bundled up with quilts, blankets, and heavy coats. In this exhibit, you’ll discover several artifacts that are as beautiful as they are practical.
Examples of typical beds from the 19th century are dressed with warm and beautiful quilts, coverlets, and sheets, many of which were handmade from threads spun by the creators of the blankets.
In addition to the handcrafted quilts, this exhibit features several examples of coverlets created on Jacquard looms, a loom that used punch cards to program the pattern.