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The Kansas City Star Quilts Sampler
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In 1928, the Kansas City Star newspaper printed its first quilt block pattern—they continued this tradition for 34 wonderful and influential years. Now for the first time, the best of the blocks from each year can be found in one place! Slow down and stitch 60+ vintage block patterns, culminating in an unforgettable sampler quilt to showcase each one. Meet the women who brought quilting to the newspaper, as profiled by best-selling author and quilt historian Barbara Brackman.
•  Explore the archives of the Kansas City Star's newspaper quilt-block patterns with the best designs from 1928 to 1961
•  Piece a cherished sampler-quilt project with the perfect setting for all 60+ historic blocks 
•  Take a step back in time while reading stories of America's quilting past from Barbara Brackman
60+ blocks, 264 pages.
Item no. 46736

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This book is an absolute delight. If you have even an inkling of an interest in historical quilt blocks you will love The Kansas City Star Quilts Sampler. There are 60+ dazzling and darling historic blocks with templates and instructions all organized by decade. The icing on the cake though is the writing on the history of the commercial quilt network. Included are a number of splendid profiles on the block designers that regularly wrote columns for the paper, shining a light on the lives of women in rural America in the early to mid 20th century.