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The postman came again the other day and brought me this second hand book. It’s one that has been in a library and looks like no one ever borrowed it. It came from the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney, South Carolina and had been donated by the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild.

I hope the Guild will be happy to learn that it’s gone to a good home. The book tells the story  of quilts through the Depression years. It’s very interesting and there are some wonderful quilts in here.

My favourite is in a very small black and white photograph and is of a 1933 prize winning appliqué quilt made by Mary Hilliker of Carl Junction from a pattern by Ann Orr called Autumn Leaf. This quilt was displayed at the Chicago World’s fair and the pattern was sold by Sears and Roebuck. The photo was displayed courtesy of the Spencer Museum.

I’ve been looking everywhere for the pattern for this quilt but it appears there isn’t one anymore. I wanted to reproduce it in Kaffe Fasset fabrics and then learnt that Kim McLean had beaten me too it. She did a fabulous job too. Take a look here.