American "History" in Old Quilts
In December of 1926, some newspapers began printing a series of redwork patterns designed by Ruby McKim. (The patterns were accompanied by text ~ someone's version of American "Colonial" history.)
Over a period of 24 weeks, women could trace these "themed" patterns, week-by-week, onto their own fabric and hand embroider the images, usually in red on white.
In 1927, "R H R" finished, initialed and dated her version of McKim's "Colonial History" quilt. (Right side, above photo)
The vertical "set," and the quilting designs (executed in blue thread) in this version are really unusual ~ and perhaps unique.
It is certainly the most successful presentation of McKim's Colonial History blocks we have ever seen!
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