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Thread: Found old newspaper clippings of quilt patterns in my treadle drawer

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Found old newspaper clippings of quilt patterns in my treadle drawer

    There aren't many people I know who would get excited about quilting except for my friends here, so I wanted to share. This afternoon for some reason I decided to go through my drawers on my 1920-something National Two Spool treadle (that I probably own now for about 4 years!), and I came across something I didn't know was there. Original newspaper clippings/advertisements from the 1930's of quilting patterns by Laura Wheeler. I was SO excited to find out that the last person who owned this machine was also a quilter! I absolutely loved this machine, but now I love it even more.

    These are the patterns: Old-fashioned Nosegay, Setting Sun, Lover's Knot, Radiant Star, Wheel of Fortune, and Whirling Star. They aren't the patterns, just the advertisements for them, and I bet they could probably be easily reproduced on EQuilt. I am having problems downloading the three scans, but I will try to re-send again if anyone's interested in seeing them.
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    Oh now that is neat!!!!
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    Here's the machine, which also came with the original warranty. http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...03630418uvVPCF
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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    If you read the last paragraph of this article by a quilt historian, it is just SO interesting how quilts were 'regional'.
    http://www.allianceforamericanquilts...es/stories.php
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    Thanks for sharing this! I love looking at the old ads. Yes, they can be drafted from the picture. Did you know that some papers still carry this sort of thing in their ads area? Our paper varies the offer from woodworking projects to quilting/sewing.
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    wow..thanks for sharing..Laura Wheeler was actually a famous embroidery designer!

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    Oh wow what a find. I love buying old sewing baskets and old sewing machines find the neatest treasures. ,kay

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    Proof here that quilters have saved stuff just in case...

    Interesting find

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    How cool!!!

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    Been getting requests for the other ads, so I downloaded them to my webshots since they refuse to download here: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...03630418HJiGpy Hope the link works, and hope it's OK.
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