Category Archives: History

July 20, 2014

Block 7 on store site

Here is the seventh block in Kansas City Star Quilts’ 2014 block-of-the-month project, a tribute to those who served in World War I. This block is called French Star. Where Poppies Grow … Remembering Almo commemorates the Great War, which started a century ago, in July 1914. Denniele O’Kell Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design Continue Reading

July 9, 2014

Rescue Me

By Donna di Natale The other day, I was going through some of my quilt collection, looking for a particular quilt, when I chanced upon a special one. It is actually one of my favorites, but is in poor condition and so doesn’t get displayed as often as some of my other quilts. One rainy Continue Reading

July 2, 2014

Measuring Up

By Donna di Natale Growing up, most of my clothes were homemade. First my mother sewed for me, then she taught me to sew. Eventually, I made my own clothes. I even made my prom dress my junior year. Store-bought clothes were a luxury. Going to the store to pick out patterns and fabric was Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

This Bobbins’ Bargain is the Cat’s Meow

This week, Mrs. Bobbins wants to take you back to a exciting, turbulent time in America. She is always one to find a good deal out there in the quilt world. Now she brings her amazing talents to you … with her weekly Bobbins’ Bargains! Every Thursday, Mrs. Bobbins will select one of our books Continue Reading

June 18, 2014

Quilt Books as Teaching Tools

By Donna di Natale Do you home-school your children? Or teach groups of home-schooled children? Are you a Scout leader looking for some new ideas for teaching? Or are you looking for ways to share your love of quilting with children or adults while teaching them a bit of history? Look no further than your Continue Reading