|Economy Quilt Block|
For the month of May, the Quilters' Book Club is reading and discussing Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas. We'd love to have you join us! Check out the book from your local library and begin reading!
The story takes place in Slatyfork, Iowa during the Civil War. Times were hard for the women who were left behind to keep the home fires burning. Several of us are making a quilt to go along with the books we're reading. If you'd like to make a block to represent the setting of Alice's Tulips, here are several patterns I found available free on line.
Economy Quilt Block
Iowa Star Quilt Block
Hard Times Quilt Block
Lincoln's Platform Quilt Block
The Frugal Patch Quilt Block
During the Civil War, women on both sides learned to live frugally. Hard times exist for many people in today's economy. Do you have a tip/tips to share with others on thrifty living? Inquiring minds want to know.
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