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

Quilting Lore

 
 
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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 woman [sic] used to say "Des gebt blendi buus oonich da deck." This means there will be many a kiss under this quilt.
 
Location. 40° 31.095′ N, 75° 46.976′ 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. Dew of Heaven (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Half-Timbering (here, next to this marker); The Mennonites (here, next to this marker); The Moravians (here, next to this marker); Funeral Feasts (a few steps from this marker); Dutch Folksong Tradition (a few

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
steps from this marker); The Bush Meeting (a few steps from this marker); Thanksgiving & Harvest Home (a few steps from 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 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Pennsylvania German Society. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Kutztown Folk Festival. (Submitted on July 15, 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 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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