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Thursday, October 23, 2008

1930s quilt kits

Today DD gave me a treasure -- a 1930s catalog by John C. Michael Co., Chicago, Illinois. The 51 page booklet describes pre-cut quilt patches for various popular quilt patterns of that era. Item No. 28 is a Grandmother's Flower Garden. I quote..."It is composed of appximatelly 3600 hexagon patches which make 72 different blocks of flowered prints and plain color with a row ofwhite around each colored center and dividing patches and border of green......the finished quilt top measures 68x90, straight at the top and bottom and the scalloped edges on the sides..." And, Quilters, get this! The total price is $5.00 post paid. If that seems a little steep, the quilter could buddy up with friends to combine orders for a 10 percent discount on all orders of $10 or over shipped aa one time to one address. (Click on the photo for a larger view.)

The back of the booklet features a photo of John C. Michael and his seven sons. The fellow had a sense of humor...the page is entitled "Seven (sons) Straight: And Not a Quilter."

Neither John C. nor his sons were quilters but I'll bet a ton of quilts were produced from their "cut-to-size quilt patches".




  • At October 24, 2008 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    What a treasure, indeed! Your DD made a lucky find for you. But I am curious about the second pattern on that page ... it seems to have faded into obscurity because I've never heard of it before.

    I wonder if any of Mr. Michael's seven sons married quilters? LOL

  • At October 26, 2008 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Mary in Oregon said...

    Wow! Wonder if your DD will adopt me? :-) Enjoy your great treasure!

    Mary in Oregon


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