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The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt
Letters from 1920s farm wives and the 111 blocks they inspired
In 1922, The Farmer’s Wife magazine held a contest asking a simple question: “Do you want your daughter to marry a farmer?” Author Laurie Hird has excerpted 42 of the top letters and using these letters as inspiration, she selected 111 traditional 6″ quilt blocks and created a tribute quilt to the contest. Each block is fully illustrated and comes with complete cutting templates on the bonus CD. In addition, she provides complete quilt making instructions for the queen-sized sampler quilt with all 111 blocks, as well as additional instruction on converting the quilt to lap, twin and king sizes.