In the Quilters' Book Club this month, we're reading Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall, written in 1898. It comes highly recommended by author Sandra Dallas. A community of volunteers converted the book to digital format. If you have a Kindle or a Kindle app, you can get it from Amazon.com here. If you want to read it directly from your computer, you can do so here, courtesy of Project Gutenberg. It's a public domain book so is available free in either format. (I am reading it on my computer and my iPad with no Kindle app, and that is working fine for me.)
This book consists of nine short stories. The first story is called "Sally Ann's Experience" and is just 28 pages long. It's the story of 'Lizabeth Taylor, who has no money of her own but is desperate to visit her daughter before she dies. Her husband refuses to give her the money for the trip, so she comes up with her own solution to get the money. This story takes place in an era in which women have no property rights or any other rights, for that matter!
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent this story, here are two possibilities:
Contrary Wife Quilt Block
or if you agree with Sally Ann, you may prefer to make the:
Contrary Husband Quilt Block
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You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.