Friday, November 6, 2009

The Polka Dot Club

"The Polka Dot Club, Larned, Kansas"


I've always had a thing for polkadots. Terry Thompson gave me this photo for Christmas a few years ago. I'd guess it's about 1900.

My sister restrained me from buying a polka dot couch once, probably a good thing, but nobody can stop me from buying dotted fabric. Here's a snapshot of a quilt I made for a 4 year old. Every print is a dot.

The other day my cousin sent me a scan of a photo of her mother, the most glamorous woman I personally knew as a kid. I don't think the ladies of Larned would ask my Aunt to join their Polka Dot Club. But I think I'd rather be in hers.



My Aunt Kay in 1945
(She appears to be camping out.)


13 comments:

alobsiger said...

Your post really brought a smile to my face! I think we need a new Polka Dot Club!

Denniele said...

Love the dots and your Aunt Kay!

Auntie Em said...

Both pictures are fantastic. Such a difference in styles, yet still....polka dots!

Susan Ryan said...

Oooh. Aaah. I love polka dots.

Funoldhag said...

How I love old pictures! Those are wonderful -each in their own way. Thanks for sharing. Carol

YankeeQuilter said...

Wasn't there a cartoon character named Dot who collected polka dots? Vague memory there! I too love dots and use them in almost every quilt...but i use stripes in almost every quilt too!

Barbara Brackman said...

I was going to digress to Polka Dotty my favorite comic strip when I was a kid. Another posting

Sharon said...

Love the pics, thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Yes, Polka Dots are the best. I just bought polka dot panty hose. I'm sure I'll get goofy looks when I where them to work.

Christine said...

Yes I love Polka dots too and have a latge collection, always buying them when I see them.

cheers
Christine

WoolenSails said...

It would be fun to make a scrap quilt with all polka dot prints.

Debbie

The Scrappy Bee said...

In a time when shirtings were tiny prints, where, oh where, did they find that fabric.

Dawn said...

Sorry. I tried to send you an email and it was once again undeliverable. It was a return of your email -- so not sure what's going on. I hate to use your blog for this correspondence but don't quite no what else to do? Dawn