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Ludlow by Denyse Schmidt

Ludlow is a tribute to the old mill towers of New England. Back in the 1860’s a huge mill opened in Ludlow, MA, that produced jute yarns, twine and webbing. In addition to those goods, the Ludlow Company provided much more – housing a library, schools, playgrounds and clubhouses, which essentially helped to shape the town. After working in the factory all week, everyone looked forward to shedding their factory aprons and dressing up – putting on their finest clothes to attend the Ludlow Fair, which would have included the Ludlow Fair, who would have included a quilt show, of course! Old-time patchwork quilts, swirling skirts, sharply creased blouses and colorful ties made their way to the inspiration for Ludlow.