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- The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #17November 19, 1933 Block No. 17 – The Lily of the Valley (text) The blossoms of the lily of the valley, 17th in the series of blocks in the modernistic flower quilt, are so tiny they have required exaggeration in size but of such grace that the exaggeration is worthwhile. Usually thought of as white,… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #17
- Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #7 ~ TrilliumGrandmother’s garden was an old fashioned one and held many wild flowers. One of the best loved, because it was one of the earliest to show its colors, was the trillium. Of course Nancy included it in the flowers she was designing for the quilt club. They were enthusiastic about their basket quilt, and already… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #7 ~ Trillium
- Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ September 2021Elizabeth Keckley is best known as being the mantua maker for Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. She didn’t only work for Mrs. Lincoln, she was a very well known dressmaker throughout the well-to-do ladies of Washington, DC. Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini is an interesting book of historical fiction about Mrs.… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ September 2021