The apparent ghost/smoke in the image is actually a humming teakettle, signaling it’s time for these churchwomen to take a teatime break from completing a “crazy quilt” for a summer raffle. Though there be snow on the ground, the quilts will be done in time for warmer weather.
As an aside, I have a sewing kit that my great-grandmother owned, which looks nearly identical to the own above, except that it is pink.
Did your grandmothers quilt? Do you? It’s been making a steady comeback.