What might a quilt made of shirt factory remnants in
the 1940-1960 years look like?
Quilts from online auctions: Ca. 1960 Factory Cutaways?
The factory, probably the Monticello Shirt Factory, closed about 1990. Based on Cora's age I'd guess the time discussed is 1940-1960s.
"Monthly she returned with quilt tops to Nelson County with her aunts and cousins who would each create 5-10 complete quilts. Depending upon family crises at the time, number of returning quilts varied...illness, birth of babies, etc. She won first prize for her designs in the earliest state fairs."
We don't know what the Nelson County quilts looked like
but we can guess they were busy.
As in some of these wonderful combinations of stripes,
plaids and pineapples.
1955 Spiegel catalog
In her cottage industry Cora provided work for rural relatives and recycled local remnants
and probably made a little extra cash for herself.