September 7, 2011
American Feedsacks: A History of Beauty and Creativity in Textiles
Curated by Renee Andre — Empire State College Student
Opening on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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.
Photograph, "Gone With the Wind" feedsack in red from Sharon’s Antique Vintage Fabrics
Photograph, "Gone With the Wind" feedsack in yellow from Quilt History article, "Feedsacks!" by Kris Driessen