Quilt Exhibit Program - Bed Turning
For those that aren’t familiar with the term “bed turning”, they are the precursor to our modern “show and tell” programs at quilt guild meetings. Back in those days, women did not have many occasions to get together socially, and when they did it was usually at someone’s home. They would each bring a quilt to share, and since space was limited, they would lay them all out on a bed, stacked one on top of the other. Each woman would take a turn and her quilt would be held up for everyone to see and exclaim over while she told the story of the quilt.