Link to the 30s - Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit

by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
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EB960

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Some people are lucky enough to own beautiful heirloom quilts that were passed down through the family. The rest of us have to be content with making those eye-popping quilts ourselves! Now we can, with this fantastic collection of nine authentic 1930s patterns made using reproduction fabric. The projects feature a range of skill levels and techniques and are ideal for showcasing your talent and your fabric collection.


Author:
by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Size:
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
Format Description:
full color, PDF digital download
Pages:
96
Product Code:
EB960
ISBN:
9781564778796
Publication Date:
February 10th, 2009
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From connectingthreads.com

Written by sisters, this duo compiled projects from old newspaper patterns published in the 1930s and 1940s. Included is an endearing article about women “making do” with the difficult circumstances while still enjoying their heritage of needlecraft. My favorite project is a very unusual jeweled double-wedding ring quilt from an old McCall's pattern.  Being a long-arm quilter I also appreciate the delightful quilting suggestions that invigorate my creative juices.

From Quilting on a Budget blog

If you like quilt patterns that are traditional “with a twist,” you will love Link to the 30s: Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine. Based on the earliest quilter’s use of scraps and the “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” mentality, this book is a scrap quilter’s dream. According to the authors, “…we try and make [quilts] the way we know the women of the time made them, with lots of muslin background, a wild display of colored prints and bright solids, and loads of hand quilting.”

Although created with today’s reproduction fabrics, the beautiful and unique quilt patterns found in this book are true “scrap quilts” and would be just as beautiful and timeless in more modern fabrics as they are in the repro fabrics. Definitely a book you will turn to when you need that quilt for someone special or when you simply want to use up some of your stash.

Kay Connors

Kay Connors was born in Texas, raised in New Mexico, and she has had homes in Colorado, California, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho, where she has lived since 1979. She has been quilting since 1973, first to use up fabric, and then to feed her passion. She is a contemporary quilter but finds she can't pass up anything having to do with old quilts. She buys feed sacks, old quilt tops, quilts, and every piece of reproduction '30s fabric she finds. Collecting old patterns and drafting her own from found quilts has allowed her to make quilts that she feels need to be in her home. In 1998, Kay and her sister, Karen Earlywine, bought a little house in the hill country of Texas as a quilting getaway.


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Karen Earlywine

Karen Earlywine was the youngest of four children in a post-war family in Texas. She was two years old when the family moved to New Mexico. Karen, her husband, and their grown children still live in the southwestern part of the state.

Quilting became an important part of Karen's life in 1977. Now the most important thing in her life is her family. Four young grandchildren have new quilts as they go from cradles to cribs to beds. College graduations and other events in the lives of close friends and family are celebrated with the gift of a quilt.

Years of working on old homes and collecting antiques intensified the interest Karen has in reproduction fabrics and quilts of the past. She and sister Kay Connors both share this passion and try to get away to their shared house in Texas to scout the area for fabric and antique treasures as often as possible.


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Jeweled Wedding Ring Quilt ePattern
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