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