Broad and High

ARTifacts: Traditional 19th Century Quilts

Clip: Season 3 Episode 39 | 4m 2s

Curator Becky Odom of the Ohio History Center shows us a selection of 19th-century quilts that were made by women to showcase their sewing skills and, in some cases, to attract a husband. In this periodic series, Broad & High delves into the seldom-seen archives of the Ohio History Center. With nearly 2 million items in its collections, not everything always gets to see the light of day.

Aired: 05/25/16

Rating: NR

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