You've seen the commercial where the couple asks the babysitter, "Can I pay you in gum?!" Well, this actually happened, sort of... The Chimney Sweep patterned quilt pictured below was reportedly used by a young American Indian couple to pay a grocery bill at a store on Larimer Street in old Denver, Colorado around 1875. The owner of the store, William O. Perry, was the grandfather of Phyllis De La Castro of Conifer, Colorado, who donated the quilt to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in 2002. The quilt features fabrics common to the third quarter of the 19th century.
In my humble opinion, the store owner got the better part of the deal!
Chimney Sweep Quilt, c. 1875, Permanent Collection of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
I personally love this quilt. Just the right amount of color and very modern-looking even though it was made more than 130 years ago! It also looks great on the protective cases. Take a look...
These tablet sleeves, made in the USA by Rickshaw Bagworks, are light as a feather and the lining is softer than any I have ever seen! Available in vertical and horizontal formats.
This large folio holds just about everything! Pockets for cash, credit cards, ID, a holder for your smartphone OR use it to hold your Kindle Fire or a Moleskin journal!