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.

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    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

Lori @SQQ