The Works Progress Administration | History Of SC Slide Collection

The Works Progress Administration taught African-American and white women to make quilts through homemaker classes. Here, a group of South Carolina women work on quilting (sewing together the layers with rows of fine stitching, often laid out in elaborate scrolls and lines) a coverlet that has been pieced together in a traditional pattern from scraps of bright-colored cloth. WPA file photo, 1930s.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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