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The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s farm wives and the 111 blocks they inspired

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s farm wives and the 111 blocks they inspired

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By (author) Laurie Aaron Hird

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  • Publisher: Kp Books
  • Format: Mixed media product | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 203mm x 21mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 0896898288
  • ISBN 13: 9780896898288
  • Illustrations note: 120 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,799

Product description

In 1922, the very popular "The Farmer's Wife" magazine held a contest asking a simple question: 'Would you want your daughter to marry a farmer?' Author Laurie Hird has excerpt 55 of the top letters submitted to the magazine editors for the contest and has selected 111 traditional 6" quilt blocks and created a tribute quilt to the contest. Each block is fully illustrated as to construction and comes with complete cutting templates (found on the CD). In addition, the reader is provided with complete quiltmaking instructions for the queen-sized sampler quilt (constructed 'on point') with all 111 blocks, and additional instruction on converting the quilt to lap size, twin size, double, and king size. Introduction, resources and index are included.

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