The Star published over a thousand quilt patterns from 1928 to 1961.
Sunbonnet Sue, designed by Eveline Foland, published in the Star 1930.
You can get Star patterns online by subscribing to My Star Collection. For a $20 annual fee you can download a Kansas City Star quilt pattern once a week for a year---52 patterns. Each pattern has been redrafted to eliminate inaccuracies in the originals and includes rotary-cutting instructions. You can also buy extras for $2 each.
You have access to a database of sketches of all the Star patterns, a feature I like because if I am dating a quilt like the Sunbonnet Sue quilt above it helps to know that the pattern was published August 9, 1930. The quilt couldn’t have been made before then.
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Here are two more Kansas City Star designs.
"The Cotton Boll Quilt" published February 12, 1941
"Memory Bouquet" designed by Eveline Foland, published in 1930