Round Robin-Nancy Cabot Pattern- Bells in Bloom
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Ephemera Record: 1E-A3-244

Ephemera Object Description

title
Round Robin-Nancy Cabot Pattern- Bells in Bloom
creator
  • Mary Schafer
InstNameF003
  • Michigan State University Museum
description
Beginning in the 1960s, quilters participated in Round Robin pattern swapping. Subscribers to magazines like 4'J's, Little-n-Big, JayBees, and Aunt Kate's Quilting Bee, became pattern collectors. Ads were placed in the magazines asking for pen pals to research, trace and mail specific pattern collections, like Alice Brooks or Farm Journal. Through these exchanges, important friendships were formed and the seeds of quilt scholarship were born. This is a quilt pattern in one piece. An 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper with a quilt pattern copied from an earlier, published source. Handwritten text, hand drawn and hand drawn thumbnail, full-size pattern pieces.
timePeriod
1950-1975
city
Flushing
state
Michigan (MI)
country
United States
source
Round Robin Pattern, Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection, Michigan State University Museum, Acc# 1998:53q.
type
Text
physicalobjectType
  • Pattern
  • Sketch
textType
  • Other
otherType
Round Robin
language
English
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
1998:53q
rights
Contact MSU Museum.
subjectlist
  • Applique
  • Block pattern
  • Piecing
  • Round Robin exchange

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MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index