The last quarter of the 19th century an movement was started to rid the country of beer and liquor. This led to the Prohibition of the sale and manufacturing of those drinks in the second decade of the 20th century. Families and women suffered from abusive drunk men who spent too much money in saloons….
The Log Cabin quilt originated in Europe in the early 19th century or maybe a little earlier. On the Island of Mann, red and white wool was torn into strips and sewn in this pattern called ” The Roof Pattern.” None of those quilts survive today but descriptions of this quilt is found in diaries….
In 1678, John Bunyan published the “Pilgrim’s Progress.” It was an allegory based on the scriptures. This book was the most widely read book for about 200 years besides the bible. In fact it and the bible were probably the only two books in most homes. Many children was taught to read from this book….
In my search for block patterns for this sampler quilt, I found this pattern in a special edition magazine published by Quilter’s Newsletter in 2005. I had put this magazine in a sleeve in a binder that I have all my reproduction notes and clippings. Actually I have 6 of these binders. I have been…