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Thread: ORIGINAL PATTERN FOR "SQUARE DANCE BLOCKS" FINALLY!!

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    Hello Everyone!

    I finally got a bit of information about those "Square Dance Blocks" from a source. I received a letter from one LaVern Newman of the Penninsula Quilters Guild in San Mateo California, who said that many of the ladies who made the blocks are still alive and quilting! The original recipient, Margaret Griffiths, died a few years ago, unfortunately, but Ms. Newman is getting back to me on her surviving grandchildren so I can send them some quilts made with the blocks intended for them.
    Attached are the original patterns for the blocks - they were from a book, but unfortunately none of the pages had the book title or author included, so if ANYONE recognizes the font style as particular to one author or publisher, that would be wonderful. I would love to be able to cite the source correctly.
    The pattern is titled "Dream Wardrobe".
    I haven't even started setting my blocks yet, in case anyone asks. I've had 3 UFO's staring at me on my table that I've been working on. Now I am on the hunt for some JoAnn Fabric Quilting thread #205 Pink - "Dusty Rose" just won't do - in order to finish a birthday present due 2 weeks ago. And a flip-flops quilt due 2 weeks ago for a graduation present. And a homemade sleeping mattress I need to finish before my camping trip in 2 days. (Just needs 1 more bag of stuffing, then I can add the binding!)

    So enjoy the original and I will add more details as they arrive.

    Enn the flowergirl
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    More original pattern pages - sorry if they are fuzzy, my scanner is old!

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    continuing the original pattern upload....
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    Last of the "Dream Wardrobe" pattern - I'm so glad it includes instructions on how to make those collars! Hope everyone can read it okay!

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    After searching it on the computer it looks like it might be from the book Quilts for Kids by Carolann M Palmer. There is 2 for 1 "classics" pattern on ebay with the dream wardrobe and flying high, two quilts from the book. I am searching to see if there is more of he original book.

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    Thanks Cutebuns!

    Enn the flowergirl

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    looks like the publisher is Bothwell WA :That Patchwork Place c 1993

    it is taking a long time to load though so I am not totally sure yet


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    Thanks so much for getting back to us!!

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    Hello everyone. I have ben lurking for a while, but too shy to post and today I just can't resist. What a wonderful thing that you have tracked down the quilters and patterns for the square dance patterns. I'm not sure that I have a plan to use them right now, but the whole thing is so touching and I have downloaded them and printed them out.

    Over the past week or so my MIL has cleaned out her sewing room again and I have inherited some wonderful fabric, tools, and embroidered blocks. Oh, and some foundation pieced blocks with asian prints (fan pattern) that are gorgeous. If I get myself together I will take a picture and post some of them so that I can get advice from this fabulous group of people.

    More later!

    P.S.
    It is so hot here in Texas right now! Wish I was in the mountains with all my quilting stuff.

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    These are too cute.

    Zkosh- I hear you - Woke up this morning, opened the front door and BAM heat wave. That was at 6:00 AM

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