Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Have you heard of The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt?
Some info behind the 1922 Farmer's Wife Contest

The Perception that city dwellers had of farm women in the 1920s was generally not favorable. It was commonly believed that the farm wife was drudged and a slave, miserable with her life, and anxious- if not determined - to see her daughter escape from the farm when she was grown. The Farmer's Wife, a popular women's magazine of the day with 750,000 readers believed that this view was far from the truth.

In January 1922 the editors asked the following question: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you in the light of your own experience want her to marry a farmer?"

There was a prize offered for the best 68 answers submitted, $200 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third and $150 to be divided among the other 65 winners.

This is from page 10 of the book, I know your dying to run out and get it so you can read it. I must say when I first got the book I just wanted to read the letters but now I want to make the quilt. So there is 111 blocks in the whole book.

Here comes the big chance to win some goodies, leave me a message letting me know which way you would think best to do my quilt!
1. A block a week (not sure if this will work)
2. Four Blocks a Month
3. One block a month

I will leave this open until Wednesday so please leave your comments, I'm dying to try it this out! Contact your LQS to get this book it is great!

1 comment:

  1. A block a week means that it will take you over two years to piece all the blocks! So, I say two blocks a week. hehehe