Deep Roots

Machine quilting is in my genes. My great grandmother, Rosalinda Good, had a machine quilting business back in the 30’s in Auburn Nebraska-New Idea Quilting. She would quilt other people’s quilts for a fee. She had a large industrial size machine and would suspend the quilts on a rack from the ceiling in her small studio. She would do a free motion stitch in loops over the surface of the quilts. She employed a freed slave to work with her.

My father remembers playing with the empty wooden spools at her feet under the rack.

Rosalinda Good

New Idea Quilting

Auburn, Nebraska

At work

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