Category Archives: History

January 21, 2015

On the Homefront

By Donna di Natale A recent article in The Kansas City Star featured area women who had worked in local aircraft factories in World War II. These women, real-life Rosie the Riveters, proudly served their country by filling jobs vacated by men who joined the military. But this isn’t the only way in which many Continue Reading

January 15, 2015

Bobbins’ Bargains Takes a Fond Look Back

This week, Mrs. Bobbins celebrates the heritage of quilting. 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 and offer it to you at a Continue Reading

January 14, 2015

The Well-Appointed Bathroom

By Donna di Natale Making and using quilts and other handmade objects to decorate your home is a popular and easy way to give your home a fresh look. This was especially true back in the 1930s, during the Depression. Money was tight, but women still wanted their homes to be attractive. Magazines were full Continue Reading

January 8, 2015

Bobbins’ Bargains Journeys Through Time

This week, Mrs. Bobbins is offering a real page-turner of a novel. 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 and offer it to Continue Reading

December 23, 2014

A ‘Poppies’ Quilt Display

As part of the centennial observance of the start of World War I, The Kansas City Star and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City are offering an opportunity for quilters to exhibit completed versions of  Where Poppies Grow … Remembering Almo, the 2014 Star Quilt, at the museum in Continue Reading