Mariners Quilt Guild

Anyone want a smoke?

Sharon P. shared her collection of cigar and cigarette silks with fellow Mariners at the Oct. 22 meeting. She first discovered cigar and cigarette silks when she was cleaning out her grandmother’s house about 15 years ago and has been collecting them ever since.

So, what are cigar and cigarette silks? Popular from the early 1900s to the beginning of World War II, silks were prizes or inducements included in cigarette and cigar packages, much like baseball cards. Except these prizes were aimed at women Continue reading