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September 7, 2011

American Feedsacks: A History of Beauty and Creativity in Textiles

rose pattern feedsackCurated by Renee Andre — Empire State College Student

Opening on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.blue background feedsack with Gone with the Wind theme

The print themes of vintage feedsacks ranged from florals and fruits, to novelty and conversational prints. Solids, stripes, polka-dots, geometric shapes, border prints and many other designs were also featured in a variety of sizes and colors. Popular movies and books inspired some designs. Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, and the 1939 film, “Gone With The Wind” is depicted in a feedsack design with different color schemes. It is sought after by collectors of feedsacks and is a crossover with collectors of “Gone With The Wind” memorabilia.

red background feedsack with Gone with the Wind theme.

Photograph, "Gone With the Wind" feedsack in red from Sharon’s Antique Vintage Fabrics

yellow background feedsack with Gone with the Wind theme

Photograph, "Gone With the Wind" feedsack in yellow from Quilt History article, "Feedsacks!" by Kris Driessen

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