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Right before we left for QuiltCon, the second block in the Splendid Sampler quilt-along popped up in my feed. I printed it out, diligently placed it in my quilting folder (a huge 4 in binder with plastic sheet covers waiting to be filled), then I promptly forgot all about it as we trekked off to Pasadena to enjoy the convention.
But I couldn’t forget for long as people within the Facebook group slowly started to share their creations and I got hungry to get home and work on my own block. Once I got home and things got settled ...
|30 different fabrics in 6 inches!|
I received two old blocks in the mail this week. The pattern is tulip basket, Barbara Brackman 734.
One of the scraps of fabric in the second block had lettering. I thought there was a chance of someone recognising this print and therefore getting a date. I posted a photo in the Facebook group, Quilts - Vintage and Antique.
The result was remarkable. My letters were deciphered as Grant and Wilson. Ulysses S. Grant became the President of the United States in 1873 and his Vice President was Henry Wilson. The fabric is most likely a campaign fund raiser.
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