The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: 55 Letters and the 111 Blocks they Inspired

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Penguin, Oct 9, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
Be Inspired by the Stories

&break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired.

&break;&break;Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt:

  • 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions&break;
  • Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king&break;
  • CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams&break;
  • 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past

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The book contains letters written to The Farmer's Wife magazine in 1922 saying why or why not they would want their daughters to marry a farmer. The reasons were interesting and still relevant today ... Read full review

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The Changing American Culture of the 1920s 8
The Farmers Wife LETTER excerpts
Progress Is Our Watchword Michigas 22
The Sense of Creation Maryland 34
Farmers DaughterFarmers Wife Mississippi 38
A Wonderful Gift wisconsin
ClearEyed and ClearHearted continued 82
Marry a Good Farmer Massachusetts
A Cultured Woman Michigan
Rich in Blessings continued
LapSize Quilt 245
The Farmers Wife Contest Winners

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Laurie Aaron Hird has been quilting for over ten years and enjoys working with reproduction and 1930's fabrics. She and her family live on six acres in the country of southwestern Wisconsin, complete with animals, gardens, woods and an orchard.

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