I have been thinking about a new book that has came in to the shop.
The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt
Inspiring letters from farm women of the Great Depression and 99 quilt blocks that honor them
By Laurie Aaron Hird
It has actual letters from the women of the 30s and is so well written, I had trouble putting it down. The patterns in them are just so inviting. I had a hard time working the first day it came in, I kept finding myself drawn to a simpler time back in the 1930s. Oh what a time.
After a little internet searching I found lots of facts of the 1930s.
1930 A gallon of gas was 10 cents and the average cost of a new car was $640
1931 Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner is officially named the United States’ National Anthem.
1932 Ameilia Earhart became the first female aviator to successfully fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
I found a wonderful video online at Bio.AmeiliaEarhart about her life.
1933 The fabled “Lock Ness Monster’ is spotted in Scotland for the first time.
1934 Disney introduces the character of “Donald Duck” in the animated short “The Little Wise Hen”
1935 The Boulder (Hoover ) Dam is completed.
1936 Margaret Mitchell’s epic Civil War novel “Gone with the wind ” is published.
1937 The first broadcast of the Guiding Light was on NBC radio.
1938 Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast.
1939 The film starring Judy Garland “The Wizard of Oz” premieres.
After reading this list of facts from the 1930s, are you ready to put together a quilt from a time gone, but not forgotten? We have some of Judie Rothemel’s Aunt Grace Collections that will take you back to a time with the small details of her fabric lines. Also check out the Feed Sacks by Sara Morgan.
I hope everyone has had a enjoyable Christmas. It seems pretty appropriate to end the year celebrating the birth of our Savior. May God bless and keep you. Remember Jesus is the reason for the Season. Now that we have said goodbye to 2015. All of 2016 is ahead of us. Oh what a year this will be.
From my heart to yours