Once men went off to war, "contrary" married women took over their jobs. It was also their responsibility to make ends meet with shortages, including sugar rationing. Watch Broken Sugar Bowl pieced quickly with half square triangles and four-patches
Host Eleanor Burns teaches her "Quilt in a Day" technique - making some of the most intricate designs simple. Her instructions are balanced with the fundamentals, history, and the traditions of quilting, which she communicates with her fun-loving humor.