Quilt Club Corner


Ephemera Record: 1E-A3-901

Ephemera Object Description

title
Quilt Club Corner
creator
  • Crumb, Edith
InstNameF003
  • Michigan State University Museum
description
Letters from Quilt Club Corner members discussing their progress on current projects.
dateOriginal
01-09-1933
timePeriod
1930-1949
city
Detroit
state
Michigan (MI)
country
United States
source
The Detroit News
type
Text
physicalobjectType
  • Pattern
textType
  • Newspaper clipping
language
English
InstProjNameF003a
Detroit News History Project
rights
Contact MSU Museum.
subjectlist
  • Block pattern

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Quilt Club Corner. THANK you very much for the three quilt patterns and for your promptness in sending them. I have started the Dresden Plate. I cut all of the pieces last night and it seems as if I cut thousands. One of my neighbors made up that pattern for a baby quilt, outlining the blocks and binding it in pink and it is certainly beautiful. I used to think that only grandmothers made quilts. MRS. B. T. T. That is a good task to get finished—cutting all the petals and pieces for the Dresden Plate. No wonder you thought there were thousands. But now that it is done you can sail right through in short order and have the quilt top finished before you realize it. The baby quilt must have been perfectly lovely and it was very clever of your neighbor to work out that idea. You will find out that not only grandmothers but boys and girls from 10 and 12 years on are making quilts, so it is no longer grandmother’s exclusive occupation. PLEASE enter my name in your Quilt Club. Making quilts is a special hobby of mine and has been since I was a little girl. I made two of your Peek-a-Boo patterns and one of the much praised Dresden Plate. I set mine on a lemon yellow ground with small Dresden petals at the corners. It is very pretty. I am glad to read the letters from so many members and just think what a collection of quilts there will be at the contest. It will be a task to select the prettiest. Hurrah for the men quilt-makers, also our grandmas and our juniors! I would love to meet all of them. How we would talk and sew and we would certainly make the time fly. I have the first big quilt I made when I was 11 years old. It was called the Rag Bag. I have never seen one like it. It is red, white and blue. Will say “how do you do” to all of the members and you may sign my name to this letter as I, too, would like to meet some of our quilt-makers. MRS. E. KLAUSNER 5627 23rd St., Detroit, Michigan All the members will certainly be interested in your letter and perhaps we may hear from the men and children again. It is a long time since there has been a letter from that quilt-maker at Northville and he ought to be reporting soon to let us know how he is getting along.

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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