Contributed by Betsy Gornan

Betsy Gornan
Big Flats, NY
Generations, Quilts

This blanket was given to my mother by my great aunt in the 1980’s. She told me that it was a “farmhand’s quilt” — used by farmhands that slept in unheated rooms or the barn. A friend who is knowledgeable about quilts said that the material in the quilt dates from the late 19th or early 20th century.