The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book by Laurie Aaron Hird contains letters from 1920's farm wives and the 111 blocks they inspired.In 1922 the American magazine 'The Farmer's Wife' asked its readers 'If you had a daughter of marriagable age would you, in light of you, in light of your own experience, want them to marry a farmer?'. The letters are in the book are a selection of the 7000 receieved as entries to the contest and when the opinions were tallied, it was found that 94% that they would want their daughters to marry a farmer.
This blog is an insight into how the blocks were inspired and my progress in working my way through the 111 blocks.
Saturday, 30 January 2010
Block 81 - Snowball
Marry a good farmer - they must learn many lessons by sad experience. There are highs and lows of farm life. Prosperity and all good come to those who work industriosly and have within their souls the love of their work.