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Old 04-27-2013, 06:32 PM
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Back about 1999, my sister purchased at a pattern at the AQS show in Paducah. It was applique, 3D quilt blocks of ladies in 19th century dress. The pattern contained either 12 or 18 different blocks that finished 12" square. She lost both the quilt and pattern in the tornadoes that hit Indiana last March. Would anyone have any idea who may have published the pattern, or where I could find one? Thanks for any assistance you can provide. I would love to find this pattern for her again.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:47 PM
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I have seen a number of patterns that would match this. I have made one that is based on a Dresden Plate but is not 3 D, unless you count the embroidered flowers on very hat and hand. Can you give more info?
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:59 PM
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Anything like this one http://www.rosepatchwork.com/index.p...&productId=433 ?

I hope you can find it
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Try Googling "bonnet girls patterns of the past", then click on "images" and see if you can spot the pattern. I'm thinking it may have been from one of these two books:
http://www.amazon.com/Bonnet-Girls-P...dp/1574327658/
http://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Day-Wit...dp/1574328743/
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:39 PM
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These two may be of interest. They are both by the same lady, helen Scott.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...Helen+R.+Scott


and http://www.bonnetgirls.com/Bonnet%20Relatives.htm

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Looks like we were all headed in the same direction!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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I think I either had, or still have, that pattern. It was ladies Victorian dresses, which I had always hoped to do, but the pattern got pushed aside for other things. Now, I can't seem to find the pattern, but will keep looking and if I find it, I will be happy to send it to you. I don't believe any of these dresses came from the Bonnet Girls books, but was a separate pattern.
Hope I can find this for you.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:27 AM
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I found my pattern, thankfully. It is called Designing Victorian Dresses, by Jean Teal. She also had another pattern, called Designing Gibson Girl dresses, which includes more dresses and hats. I found both of these patterns available on e-bay, if you want to check those out. Mine includes two sizes--a 39" x 39" wallhanging or a 72' x 84" quilt. Let me know if this is the pattern you are looking for. Mypattern has only 5 dresses, but others can be designed from the basic patterns.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for your responses, Ladies. I will try to answer the questions you've raised and give as much detail as I can remember. None of the patterns/books listed so far match the descriptions given me by my sisters. There was one pattern containing all the different styles. Some of the dresses even had bustles. They were not sunbonnets, but they were fully dressed ladies, and some of them showed partial faces beneath their hats. There were also shoes and the pattern called for seed beads used as buttons on the shoes. I know details are sketchy, but the sister that lost both the quilt and the pattern in the tornados has difficulty taking about what she lost. She is almost 80 years old and it just overwhelms her. It's amazing she even lived through it. The house she was in was complete destroyed.
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Does anyone in the family have a photo that includes the quilt? It would help a *lot* if you could post that here, as it would narrow down the search.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
Does anyone in the family have a photo that includes the quilt? It would help a *lot* if you could post that here, as it would narrow down the search.
Unfortunately, no one thought to take a picture, and I never saw the completed quilt top so I'm not much help. Good lesson learned, always, always, take lots of pictures along the way!
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