Pam & Erica do a live broadcast for AccuQuilt and they asked me
to help them launch their new die for the cutting machines:
Click here to see a link to the hour-long show on the Schoolhouse die:
They asked me for a little history of the pattern
Ruth was not fond of the pattern and included a photo in her chapter on the "Decline of Handcraft." She was in a pessimistic mood as she finished her book in 1929, not realizing the explosion of interest in quiltmaking (and fine handwork) that would follow in the 1930s.
I had more pictures than Erica & Pam could show....
Most from online auctions and dating about 1890-1940
A Little White Schoolhouse from Joanna Rose's collection of
red & white quilts.
Maggie Malone's collection
From the Iowa Project and the Quilt Index
One can always create a neighborhood:
Possibly from Joanna Rose's collection.
Add the names of the local householders
Cindy Rennels's inventory, dated 1897
Each block has a name between the chimneys
Doyle Antiques Auction
Add a railroad and the cemetery.
It's a village.
Or maybe you live in the country all by yourself.