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The settlements were few and far between in the southern foothills area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. In the early part of the 20th-century, life was hard and the people were poor. In order to cope with hard times, the people helped each other; one way in which they helped was the annual event called corn shucking. Corn shucking brought people together by combining the work of shucking corn with a social gathering.
Based on 16 interviews and informal discussions with quilters in the Blue Ridge region, the author sought to find a pattern in the techniques used to design the quilts, especially regarding the conceptual and behavioral processes shared by the women who make each type of quilt.