Quilt Club Corner

Ephemera Record: 1E-A3-902

Ephemera Object Description

Quilt Club Corner
  • Crumb, Edith
  • Michigan State University Museum
Letters from Quilt Club Corner members discussing their current projects. Additionally, there is an advertisement for the twelfth Horoscope block pattern for the Horoscope quilt series. There is also a leaflet to order the Detroit News Wonder Package of over 800 transfer patterns.
Michigan (MI)
United States
The Detroit News
  • Pattern
  • Newspaper clipping
Detroit News History Project
Contact MSU Museum.
  • Block pattern

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The Detroit News, Beauty in the Home Department. Enclosed please find 75c for which I wish you would send me THE DETROIT NEWS WONDER PACKAGE of over 800 transfer patterns. Name.............................................. Street and Number................................. City................... State..................... If you prefer to call for this at The Detroit News Public Service Bureau in the Majestic Building, the General Motors building, or the Main Office, Second and Lafayette. Please do not send coin in letters. On account of customs regulations, Canadian orders cannot be accepted. Horoscope Quilt Pattern No. 12 AND now for Horoscope Pattern No. 12, the characteristics for those born under the sign of Leo. Be sure to get this leaflet right away so that you can keep at work on this quilt, for now that the holidays are over there will be a different leaflet each week and it will take considerable time and patience to keep up with the rest of the quilters. If you would like to have this leaflet mailed to you, just send your request for it to the Beauty in the Home Department, The Detroit News, enclosing with it a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you prefer you may call for this leaflet at the Detroit News Public Service Bureau in either the Majestic Building or the General Motors Building, where it will be given you free of charge. Quilt Club Corner. WELL, I am certainly pleased with my Horoscope quilt and I know every one else must be delighted with hers. We have just come out of quarantine for scarlet fever so I have started the Double Wedding Ring to fill in my time until I could send for the patterns again. I am also going to make another Dresden Plate quilt soon but as I have three small children, my spare moments are few and far between. I have the Flower Garden pattern ready to quilt now. Whenever I can get to the news stand I get a News just to read how the other quilt-makers are doing. They all surely have some wonderful suggestions, don’t they? Is there any other quilt-maker from Saginaw? I would like to know. You may publish my name. The very best of everything for the New Year is my wish to you all. MRS. GLENN PETRIE 1320 Tuscola St., Saginaw, Mich. Yes, everyone seems to be as delighted with her Horoscope quilt as youa re. Hope you get in touch with some other Saginaw quilt-makers, for there are some others from there. Thank you for your New Year wishes and do write again. KINDLY enter my name in the Quilt Club. I surely enjoy it very much and have had some good suggestions from the letters. At present, I am making a Flower Garden quilt. It is very pretty; but for the first quilt to make I picked lots of work, but have the top almost completed. I would like to know what to use for the filling. Perhaps someone will tell me. One question I would like to ask—and that is how the ladies can make so many quilts in such a short time? I started mine in July and have worked on it every day. Am anxious to start the much talked about Dresden Plate. You may use my name. MRS. W. LaCOE. 2627 Pasadena Ave., Detroit, Mich. Some put sheet wadding between the tops and backs of their quilts and others use cotton batting or Canton flannel. Perhaps some quilt maker will drop a little line to the Corner and tell what she uses and thinks is the best filling. I can’t tell you about those ladies making so many quilts in just almost no time at all—it seems. They must sew very, very fast and spend a good deal of time at it. They make every minute of the day count for something and are certainly paid for their efforts when they look at the beautiful quilts. I RECEIVED the pattern of the Dresden Plate which I have just completed, it being my first quilt. It is very lovely and I am very proud of it. MRS. E. M. T. Glad to receive your note telling how you like the Dresden Plate quilt pattern and hope to see it at the contest. BEST WISHES for the Quilt Club Corner. I hope everybody is getting ready to exhibit quilts in the contest. MRS. F. L. Thank you for the wishes, Mrs. L., and I feel sure that there isn’t a quilt-maker who is not working fast and furiously to get her quilt done in time for the contest. WELL, I have been so busy the last few weeks I could not get time to send for my Horoscope patterns and now I would like to have 9, 10 and 11. I have not started the quilt yet; but expect to soon as my aunt is coming and she always cuts out the blocks for me. Last winter she cut out 12 for me and I have them pieced. Now I am waiting for her to come and help me with the Horoscope. MRS. E. S. M. You must have been born under one of those lucky zodiac signs, otherwise how could you ever have been so fortunate as to have an aunt who loves to cut out quilt blocks for you? That is half the battle—getting them cut and arranged and your aunt is not going to have many idle moments after she reaches your house if she is to cut the Horoscope blocks out for you. Maybe you can get her to sew your stars on, too. They are the most difficult part of the whole quilt—so Quilt Club Corner writers say. I HAVE been reading your Quilt Club Corner and enjoy it very much and would like to join by asking for the patterns of the Dresden Plate, Flower Garden and Flying Clouds if that would not be too many at one time. I will be very glad to get any of them. I have a lovely Double Wedding Ring quilt that my 96-year-old grandmother made for me for Christmas and I love it. MRS. R. K. I have sent you the patterns for the Dresden Plate, Flying Cloud and just one of the Flower Garden design for only three can be sent in one envelope; and inasmuch as there are 21 leaflets for the Flower Garden quilt. I will have to ask you to be kind enough to write again for the rest of these. Nine cents in stamps will take care of these for they can be sent unsealed in a large envelope. Wasn't that generous of your grandmother to make that lovely quilt and give it to you for Christmas? I am sure it is just beautiful.


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