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Thread: HOBO QUILTS, by Debra G. Henninger

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    HOBO QUILTS, by Debra G. Henninger

    I've eyed this book for awhile and I finally broke down and bought it from Amazon. It arrived yesterday. This is a beautiful and fascinating book! There's a lot of history and lore about, "ridin' the rails," and some great photography from the Library of Congress, including images from the great depression photographer, Dorthea Lange. I'm anxious to get started on the blocks. Has anyone else done a, "Hobo Quilt?"

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    i've not heard of it before. this link allows you to look inside the book
    http://www.amazon.com/Hobo-Quilts-Or.../dp/1440204128
    there are some very interesting blocks!
    Nancy in western NY

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    I know...neat stuff! Making a hobo quilt is now on my quilting bucket list.

    ~ Cindy

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    I know Debbie. Her Hobo quilts are really pretty in person. Fascinating book too.
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    The book looks very interesting.

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    No but there is one on this ladies blog .... love it.
    http://threadsofmine.blogspot.com/20...obo-quilt.html



    Quote Originally Posted by tropit View Post
    I've eyed this book for awhile and I finally broke down and bought it from Amazon. It arrived yesterday. This is a beautiful and fascinating book! There's a lot of history and lore about, "ridin' the rails," and some great photography from the Library of Congress, including images from the great depression photographer, Dorthea Lange. I'm anxious to get started on the blocks. Has anyone else done a, "Hobo Quilt?"
    Sandy
    http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com

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    I have the book and love the many quilt patterns. The stories are quite interesting, what a stressful time that must have been for men trying to provide for their families. My grandmother used to give bread and coffee at her farm if someone stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyquilts View Post
    No but there is one on this ladies blog .... love it.
    http://threadsofmine.blogspot.com/20...obo-quilt.html
    Oh...That quilt came out beautiful! I love the homespun fabrics for this piece. They are just the right thing to use.

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