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Barb Adams and Alma Allen invite you to attend
a few meetings of the Polk Garden Club. You'll get to share
a few seedlings, show off your home and garden and get some
tips on pruning your roses.
Sit down, relax and meet the other members in
the garden club as you stitch the blocks for Barb's version
of the main quilt, Pressed Flowers or choose Alma's version,
Garden Club offers an array of blooms ready
to be picked. Stitch the wool Garden Basket pennymat, brighten
your dining room with the Winter Apple table quilt or cross
stitch a small sampler or pinkeep.
You'll love the bouquet of projects waiting
for you. And, best of all, the leaves never fall and the
flowers never droop.
From the Author Alma Allen:
The Polk Garden Club of Polk, Nebraska, was organized in
1957 and was in existence until November of 1988. I chose
the community's club for this book because my grandparents
lived there for many years. I remember my grandmother talking
about working in the flowerbeds downtown in the early spring.
I called the Polk library to find if any information about
the garden club had been saved. To my surprise they found
a suitcase of the minutes and information about the members
which had been saved in the back room.
Polk, Nebraska, a small farming community of less than 500
people was home to a group of like-minded women. Their love
of nature and flowers was expressed in verse, song, friendship
and hard work to make their community beautiful.
When we planned a theme for this quilting book we imagined
a thread that binds the projects together and since we love
flowers the idea of the garden club came to mind. So, join
us for a visit to Polk's Garden Club. Bring some seeds to
share. Grab your fabric and applique a block while the members
share gardening tips. Just remember, your applique stitches
don't have to be perfect and all your points don't have to
match! it's the fun and laughter of friendship we like best.