Some Changes at QisforQuilter

Once again I’m going to attempt to mix it up a bit on the old blog (7 years and counting). There are several collections I want to share, and I’m just trying to figure out the best way to do it.

First is a large group of newspaper embroidery patterns created by Betsy Dean and published between 1922 and 1932. I had never heard of Betsy Dean until I purchased a shoebox of newspaper clippings on ebay. It’s unusual to see full-sized patterns published during this period — the heyday of newspaper pattern publishing was about 10 years earlier. Also, from 1926-1932, she published a pattern every single day. I want to share most of the 2,500 images, so I’m posting them to my Flickr account which you can access on my sidebar, and they will also be part of the Flickr group “Hoop Love Vintage Transfers.” My plan is to clean and upload a new transfer pattern every single day, just like Betsy Dean (although I only have to clean up the images, not draw them).

There are also some sweet McCall Pattern Company catalogs from the 20s, 30s and 40s, and I hope to post a pattern photo or two each week on “McCall’s Monday,” which is something I just made up.

Of course, there should be lots of quilty stuff going on as well. I think it’s going to be a good year for blogging.


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