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Prairie Quilts

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Produced by Kim Stenehjem, Bob Dambach
Editing: Kim Stenehjem
Copyright: 1999 Prairie Public
28 minutes, Color
Original format: Betacam Digital (Digi Beta), 1999
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Quilt-making has been traditional in North Dakota since territorial days and continues today through quilt guilds.

In bygone days, auilting-bees and quilting-parties combined work with recreation as women gathered to make quilts for a bride-to-be, for a housewarming, or for a hope chest.

Needlework and sewing were practical skills for generations, making children into capable adults. Crafting a quilt formed part of the social side of community life throughout American history, mixing work and pleasure to do a big job in a short time.