Letters from the Lucky Pony Winners of 1915 and 90 blocks that tell their stories.
A sampler quilt book from best selling author, Laurie Aaron Hird, with a new collection of letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine. In 1907 the Webb Publishing Company in the city of St. Paul created The Farmer's Wife Pony Club, inviting children to join and compete for prizes by selling subscriptions to The Farmer's Wife magazine. The Grand Prize was a Shetland pony with a saddle or carriage. To satisfy skeptics who doubted a child would indeed, receive a pony, they asked the winners to send photographs of themselves with their ponies. Many of the children sent thank you letters along with their photographs. These endearing, poignant, and sometimes hilarious letters provide a unique window into the lives of children in rural America at the turn of the 20th century.
Preview sample pages of the book
Something for every quilter - complete set of templates for each block - foundation patterns - rotary cutting measurements - full-size line diagram of each block - quilt assembly diagrams