Monday, April 12, 2010

Rags and Tatters free quilt pattern


The Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College is displaying 15 quilts from the Michigan State University Museum's Clarke Family Collection. I gave a lecture on the collection on Sunday afternoon. I want to thank everyone who gave me such a warm welcome and to those who brought such great quilts for show and tell. I've made a pattern for one of the quilts in the collection, Rags and Tatters.

In the 1930s, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Times, all offered quilt patterns to their readers. Rags and Tatters was in the Detroit News in 1933.




The top quilt was made by Detroiter Bozena Clarke from 1941-44. Click on the image to find the complete record in the Quilt Index.

The quilt below is an EQ5 version that I made to write the pattern.


The Clarke family made over 40 quilts covering all the classic 30s patterns. If you're in the Detroit area before May 8, make sure and see these quilts, they're worth the trip!

Till next time....Happy Quilting!

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