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Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quilting Lore

 
 
Quilting Lore Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
1. Quilting Lore Marker
Inscription.

Prospects of marriage: after a quilt was completed at a quilting party, four unmarried girls would each take a corner of the new quilt and hold it so it sagged in the middle. A cat was put into the quilt, and then with a little jolting would run up to a corner and jump out. The girl holding that corner would be married within the year.

If the thread knotted during quilting, the women used to say "Des gebt blendi buus oonich da deck." This means there [will be] many a kiss under this quilt.
 
Location. 40° 31.073′ N, 75° 46.997′ W. Marker is in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, home of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Wentz Street, Kutztown PA 19530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheelbarrow Matches (here, next to this marker); The Conestoga Wagon (here, next to this marker); The Bush Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Thanksgiving & Harvest Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Cider (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plain Dutch

Quilting Lore Marker and Other Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
2. Quilting Lore Marker and Other Markers
(within shouting distance of this marker); New Year's Day Lore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Candlemaker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kutztown.
 
Regarding Quilting Lore. Excerpt from "Today... and Yesterday" by The Morning Call
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A near identical marker
 
Also see . . .
1. "Quilting Traditions in the Dutch Country," in Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 3. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Pennsylvania German Society. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Kutztown Folk Festival. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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