Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter – Nov 2021

This month's main article is about Red and Green quilts. This is a funny coincidence since I had just picked up a copy of the book "The Circuit Rider's Quilt" when I was at Grandma's Attic for Quilt Club this month. The grandma Gazette has an interesting article about Thanksgiving, interesting facts from an American… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter – Nov 2021


Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ September 2021

Elizabeth 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


Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ October 2021

Newsletter from Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium To catch you up, October's newsletter follows quickly on the heels of the, very tardy, September newsletter. (They were received in good time, the tardiness is all my own fault) The featured story for October is about Ruby McKim that began publishing quilt patterns in 1916. She even published… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ October 2021

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt – progress #1

Looking back at the post regarding the pieced basket blocks, I realized that I hadn't included the picture of the original column.  That has now been corrected and it is included above the typed text. I have been unable to get the Grandma's Flower Basket Quilt column to print out in original size. I couldn't… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt – progress #1