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Inspired by the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest, Laurie Aaron Hird created The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt—a queen-sized sampler quilt with 111 traditional, farm-themed blocks. Be inspired by the stories to create your own quilt.

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Cover

The Farmer's Wife
Sampler Quilt
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Author: Laurie Aaron Hird
Publisher: Krause Publications
Pages: 256
Page size: 8" X 8"
Cover: Soft Cover
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9780896898288


The Farmer's Wife BOOK
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Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt:

  • 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions.
  • Complete instructions for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king
  • CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks and printable quilt construction diagrams.
  • 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past

EQ Companion CD for The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

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111 pre-drawn blocks
in Electric Quilt Block format

from The Farmer's Wife, Sampler Quilt

  Item Code: 4HG0299
Weight: 0.40lb
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System Requirements:

  • Requires Electric Quilt 5, 6 or 7 to be installed
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 50-MB hard disk space

NOTE: Block patterns cannot be printed directly from the CD.* The block patterns are installed to the EQ Block Library. The use EQ to design and print patterns.

*See BOOK: PDF file CD included with book. The files found on the PDF formated file do NOT interact wth Electric File but can be used to print templates for the blocks.

Create your own designs based on the blocks from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt!

Now you can design your own quilts with the blocks from the The Farmer's WIfe Sampler Quilt book. Use Electric Quilt Version 5, 6 or 7 to color the blocks with EQ fabric samples (EQ has an extensive reproduction fabric selection), mix and match the blocks to your liking, and print the patterns. With the 11 blocks and the extensive fabric libarary, your options for quilt designs are endless!

Author(s) About the Book Author:

In her childhood, Laurie Aaron Hird loved reading books about the pioneers and has always wished that she had been born during those quieter days. It has been a struggle at times, but she has learned to live in two worlds - one with her wood cookstove and clothesline, and the other, less cozy, world with her cell phone and a computer. Laurie taught herself to quilt and especially enjoys working with reproduction fabrics and collecting photographs of antique quilts. She is happily living with her family on six acres in rural southwest Wisconsin, where they homeschool, maintain a kitchen garden and take care of their animals.

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