The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired

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Be Inspired by the Stories

The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they ...

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Overview

Be Inspired by the Stories

The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired.

Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt:

  • 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions
  • Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king
  • CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams
  • 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896898288
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Publication date: 10/9/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 99,740
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Laurie Aaron Hird has been quilting for over ten years and enjoys working with reproduction and 1930's fabrics. She and her family live on six acres in the country of southwestern Wisconsin, complete with animals, gardens, woods and an orchard.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    User Unfriendly Quilt Book

    While this book is interesting to look at, it is VERY difficult to translate the block patterns to a useable form. There are no measurments for rotary cutting. I have had to figure out on my own the measurements for some of the templates. Many of the templates are irregular sizes and shapes, making the use of the CD mandatory. Each template on the CD is it's own PDF, making it neccesary to print out each template. The templates are placed on the page such that each template requires it's own piece of paper. There are over 100 templates. It would have been easy for the author to give rotary cutting measurements when applicable, and to place multiple templates on each single page PDF so that printing the templates was more efficient. This book is user hostile and could have been made user friendly very easily.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Templates from Marti Michelle

    I agree that this book & CD are very hard to use however, Marti Michelle has converted 101 of them for use with her templates for FREE. Go to her website & there's more information. No, I am NOT her employee, but I am a devoted follower! The book itself is delightful & reminds me of stories my mother told me of this era. Enjoy!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

    In my opinion this book is very difficult to use even with the CD of templates in the back of the book. There are other books on the market that use this concept of quilt making that are more people friendly.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    fun read. highly recommend.

    the letters were interesting to read. the designs chosen were easily followed.

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

    Fun, Fun, Fun!

    I have enjoyed this book - enjoyed making one block at a time - each block different, so each is a fresh new experience. I joined a Yahoo Group doing this project and have completed more than 30 blocks in the month I have had the book. With the completion of each block comes the satisfaction of instant gratification!

    Such fun!

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

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    Loved It!!

    I read this book in one afternoon. I absolutely loved being able to take a peek into the minds and lives of the farm wives in 1922. I'm a farmer wanna -be, a history nut, a bookworm, and a quilter, so this book was right up my alley. The only reason I only gave four stars is because I haven't tried making any of the blocks. There are templates for the blocks. I do not personally enjoy cutting pieces from templates. However, I may still make this quilt, and I am very happy with this purchase.

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