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The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

by Laurie Aaron Hird
Retail: $27.99   29% off
$19.78


In 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer"? The magazine received over 7,000 responses. The best answers to this question are included in the book, along with the traditional quilt blocks that they inspired. Each block is illustrated and comes with cutting templates on the bonus CD.

Techniques: piecing and reference
System Requirements: Recommends the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader


1 project, 111 blocks – 256 color pgs. Item No. 45058


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I love historical books because they are so inspiring!  It is interesting to know how women lived in the past, expressed their beliefs, and managed to survive without all the luxuries of current times.  In 1922, there was a contest in a widely famous magazine called The Farmer's Wife, and they petitioned readers to submit their opinions on whether they wanted their daughters to marry a farmer.  In the end, the reader submissions surprised the editors of the magazine!

There are 111 blocks inspired by the letters these women wrote to The Farmer's Wife magazine with excerpts from the letters along with each beautiful block.  The blocks wind up in a very beautiful pieced quilt that you can build too!  You also get a CD with a larger version of quilt assembly diagrams.  You will most certainly enjoy the story along with the delightfully honored blocks to dip your thread into.  Wahoo!


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