The Quilting Party

Quotes from a popular 19th century song introduce the folk art known as “crazy quilts.” Photos and descriptions of materials, methods, and designs, plus notations on the early artists who fashioned the quilts serve as a fine resource on the topic.

A Self-Made Businesswoman--Nora Reedfield, Mankato Costumer

Reedfield ran not one but two successful businesses in the Mankato area from the 1890’s to the mid-1930’s. Reedfield was nationally known for the extensive knowledge and reproduction of authentic Indian designs. She also fabricated, rented, and sold costumes of all kinds for local theatrical productions, schools, churches, etc. Less well known is her role as proprietor of the “Coponanning” and Point Pleasant resorts on Madison Lake. 


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