When last I posted I was about to ask Jan Patek where she found this pattern for her 2007 sampler Spencer Museum Quilt.
Jan's version (sewn by Dixie) Photoshopped into bright blues.
Jan quickly replied that she thought she'd seen the pattern for the block in a quilt in a book by our friends Terry Thompson and Nancy Hornback.
Well, I have their books so I easily found it in
Quilts in Red and Green, published in 2006.
There's my quilt on page 74.
It once belonged to my late friend Nancy Hornback.
No wonder it looked familiar and I HAD to buy it.
Pomegranate by Barb Fife
Nancy and Terry gave a pattern for the block. Barb Fife made the model.
They gave a pattern for the whole quilt.
And Nancy wrote about where she found the quilt. She called it the "Queen City Methodist Quilters'
Pomegranate and Thistle" (Queen City, Missouri.) At last a lead. I still was thinking it was made in Maryland but now I had some family information to pursue.