Quilters Let’s Go-Just 102 Days Before Next News Quilt ShowShow


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Quilters Let’s Go-Just 102 Days Before Next News Quilt ShowShow
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  • Crumb, Edith
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  • Michigan State University Museum
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This is part of Edith B Crumb's Quilt Club Corner and Thread and Thimble Club. This column includes an image from the weekly quilt club quilting circle featuring the editor, Edith B Crumb. It also includes the bouquet quilt pattern.
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01-03-1937
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1930-1949
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Detroit
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Michigan (MI)
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United States
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The Detroit News
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  • Article
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English
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Detroit News History Project
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Contact MSU Museum.

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Quilters Let’s Go-Just 102 Days Before Next News Quilt Show
Here are Georgia and Gail, two of the Smoothies who entertain you over WWJ, studying the new pattern called the Bridal Wreath which the Quilt Club announces today for the first time. At the left is Edith B Crumb, director of the Quilt Club making a suggestion about the choice of gay prints which Gail is using to make the first block in the quilt she is going to make in those leisure moments while she’s waiting for rehearsal. The entire set of four leaflets for the new pattern are now ready and will be sent to quilters upon request.

The Bridal Wreath to Prepare for Giant Spring Show; Check These Dates: April 16,17,18
By Edith B Crumb
Now, Mrs. Quilt Maker, you may think that you have a lot of time to get ready for the next Detroit news Quilt Show, which takes place on April 16, 17, and 18th (exactly 102 days from now) But if you don’t get right down to cutting sewing and quilting the first thing you know the time will be here and where will you be?
From now on you are going to hear about quilts, quilts, and quilts. It won’t be the fault of the Quilt Club Corner editor if you don’t know about the show.

The knitting needles are going to be put away for a few months and out will come the patch bag, the scrap basket and some new materials- which all together mean new quilts.

To start the New Year off right for your quilters, we are offering a brand new quilt pattern called the Bridal Bouquet. We think it is very lovely and we are going to be disappointed if you don’t like it too.

It will remind you somewhat of the Nosegay, but every bouquet in this new quilt is from the same pattern. The Nosegay you remember, had many patterns- one for each block, in fact.
You don’t have to have all the blocks in the same color scheme. The bows and streamers may be different and this will vary the general effect.

The bouquets in this quilt are made on diamond shaped blocks similar to the Nosegay which Mrs. E.H. Wendelborn entered in one of The Detroit News shows. We liked her quilt so well that we thought you would enjoy making a similar one.

Blocks Joined
The diamond shaped blocks are joined together and the seams covered with blue bindings, each intersections being hidden with a small flower and three leaves. Each of the flowers may be in a different color scheme but the leaves should be alike
The edges of the quilt are to be finished with scallops bound with blue to match the lattice and at each point is a small bouquet.

Not every diamond must of necessity be filled with a bouquet, but if you like to make these bouquets well enough to fill every diamond the quilt may be made that way. However, we think that you will find the layout according to the diagram includes enough bouquets to keep you happily busy.

While we were tangling and untangling the little pieces which go to make up this big bouquet Georgia and Gail, two of the WWJ Smoothles, appeared and before they had watched us a minute they thought they knew just how this bouquet should go together. Both had the same ideas; both want to make a quilt just like this pattern and if they are like this pattern and if they are late on their program someday you’ll know what has happened they will probably be figuring out what color to make those corner flowers.

Aside from the white material for the background and the blue, for the scallops and intersections, most of the material comes right out of the old scrap bag. Some of the flowers require such small pieces that it won’t be difficult for you to find a variety.
This is the kind of a quilt which will offer you opportunity for patch exchanging.

The leaflet numbers of this new quilt are ID 49, ID 50, ID 51 and ID 52. These four leaflets complete the entire set of patterns for this quilt and you may have these and any other leaflet for 5 cents in stamps.

If you wish them mailed to you send your request to The Detroit News Public Service Bureau; or if you prefer to call for them they will be given to you free of charge at The News or the branch offices in either the Majestic or General Motors Buildings

Inset at the left is a diagram of the finished quilt showing the design used in every other diamond shaped block.
Here at the left above is a close-up of a finished block for the new Bridal Wreath quilt.


Tell Your Plans
Now that you know the Quilt Show date we are interested in knowing how many quilts you are planning to enter. Let’s see who will be the first to have a letter in the Quilt Club Corner telling how many quilts and what the names of the pattern are and whether they are quilts or just tops-or both.

Remember that there will be a section for crocheted and knitting spreads and afghans at the show.
Remember, also, that next Friday Jan 8, will be the first meeting of the new year for the Quilt Club Corner and I am looking forward to seeing everybody with her quilt patches and I wonder how many Bridal Bouquets will “be present”
The leaflet numbers of this new quilt are ID 49, ID 50, ID 51 and ID 52. These four leaflets complete the entire set of patterns for this quilt and you may have these and any other leaflet for 5 cents in stamps.
If you wish them mailed to you send your request to The Detroit News Public Service Bureau; or if you prefer to call for them they will be given to you free of charge at The News or the branch offices in either the Majestic or General Motors Buildings
Inset at the left is a diagram of the finished quilt showing the design used in every other diamond shaped block.
Here at the left above is a close-up of a finished block for the new Bridal Wreath quilt.

New pattern for Quilts Soon be Announced
Almost every quilt maker likes to applique, but for those who prefer the pieced quilts, interesting new patterns will soon be announced.

These will be the simple, charming old time conventional design that are so lovely and so quickly put together.
Perhaps you like to do both kinds of blocks and if so, your life will be a happy one for you will have many designs from which to select. Watch The Detroit news Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for Quilt Club News. 

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