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Featuring real-life letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine, Laurie Aaron Hird's new book commemorates the strength and hope of the farm women of the Great Depression. The 99-block queen-size sampler quilt inspired by these letters uses reproduction 1930s fabrics. For each block, instructions are provided for template piecing, and--where applicable--rotary cutting, so readers can piece the blocks based on their preferred technique.
Now updated with links to ready-to-print pdfs of the patterns featured in the book
About the Author
Laurie Aaron Hird is a wife, homemaker and mother to eleven children. She enjoys quilting, embroidery and homeschooling. Laurie, her husband and younger children live on a small acreage in the Wisconsin countryside. She is the author of two books: The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt (KP Craft, 2009), and The Farmer's Wife
Pony Club Sampler Quilt (self-published, 2011). Laurie has a blog where she posts letters and photographs from her extensive collection of Farmer's Wife magazines. She has been on guest on the PBS television series "Sewing With Nancy" for both books.
"All the quilt patterns featured in the book and on the included CD are creative and colorful. Of course my favorite part of the book are all the letters, which gives you a glimpse of what life was like during the 1930s. Overall, I think this a great book to own for quilters or historical buffs alike." --Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
"If you love a good story, making pieced quilts or enjoy creating quilts with a variety of different designs, this is an ideal addition to your bookshelf." --Into Craft
"I liked the original Farmer's Wife book but I love this version. Each traditional block has been renamed as either a woman's name or a noun that relates to a woman- like 'Granny'. The blocks vary from relatively simple to complex with a fiendish number of pieces to sew together but they are all beautifully presented in a mix of reproduction fabrics and solids. A range of construction methods are offered. All the blocks have templates and foundation paper piecing options and there are rotary cut options for pieces that can be easily measured." --Very Kerry Berry
"In my wildest dreams I would be able to sit down and enjoyably sew this entire book (The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt)." --Very Shannon