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Turkey Tracks: THE FARMER’S WIFE 1930 SAMPLER QUILT

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Turkey Tracks:  December 30, 2015

THE FARMER’S WIFE 1930 SAMPLER QUILT

Fellow quilter Becca Babb-Brott brought this book and project to the attention of the Coastal Quilters in early December.

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The Farmer’s Wife was a magazine in the 1930s for…not just farmers’ wives.  Remember that America still had a largely rural population in the 1930s.

The book contains 99 classic quilt blocks from the 1930s–each with a name, like “Lola,”–and an excerpt from a farm wife letter to the magazine–often detailing life conditions in the 1930s.

We are going to try to make two blocks a week for 2016.  The book comes with a CD that has directions to all the blocks, including foundation piecing if desired.

There are at least four of us who are going to participate.

Want to see some of the blocks all made up?  Take a look at Katy Jones’s blog right now.  She’s been making the blocks and has pictures of them on her design wall.

Source: Quilt Monkey

Katy Jones is a popular British quilter, and the blog is colorful and fun.