Quilts antique, quilts unique: celebrating the ’30s (+ fabric giveaway)

Fandango quilt from Applique Quilt RevivalWhat is it quilters love about ’30s quilts? Is it the make-it-do mentality of the era? The nostalgic reminder of simpler times? Or maybe it’s the sweet, cheerful color palette that ’30s quiltmakers drew on to (literally) cover up a difficult decade. Perhaps it’s all of these reasons wrapped into one—and perhaps that’s why reproductions of ’30s quilts are so popular.

Quiltmaking experienced a huge surge in the 1930s. In her book Treasures from the ’30s, prolific designer Nancy Mahoney explains why:

Nancy Page newspaper article--Mayflower quilt block“During the thirties, times were hard and ‘waste not, want not’ was a common mantra. Bragging rights were often based on the clever use of a discarded item. Women prided themselves on their resolve to make do with less. The national quilt revival of the 1930s provided many with a creative way to do just that. Beyond creating something practical, quilting also provided a means for women to contribute to the household’s shrinking income. Many women saw an increasing demand for their needle arts and started their own home-based businesses, enjoying success and even financial independence.

“By 1934 most metropolitan newspapers featured articles on quiltmaking, with the quilt article as the most popular Sunday feature. Some newspapers featured a quilt block with templates that could be clipped and saved; others featured a block drawing and offered a full-size pattern for 10 or 15 cents. I’m so thankful these patterns were collected and cherished by quilters.” (Newspaper article, right, from Fancy to Frugal.)

Giveaway alert! Not only has Nancy written a trio of books on ’30s quilts—she’s also designed a line of 1930s fabrics, called “Adeline,” with P&B Textiles. Our friends at P&B were kind enough to send us not one, but TWO bundles of Nancy’s beautiful fabrics to give away to you! See the end of this post for how to enter the giveaway.

1930s fabrics by Nancy Mahoney, from P&B Textiles

Take a look at some of the beautiful quilts that Nancy and others have designed specifically for ’30s fabrics.

Beginner’s Luck quilt by Nancy Mahoney
“Beginner’s Luck” by Nancy Mahoney, from Treasures from the ’30s.

Backyard Bliss quilt by Cynthia Tomaszewski
“Backyard Bliss” by Cynthia Tomaszewski, from Quilting Those Flirty ’30s.

Mayflower quilt by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine
“Mayflower” by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine, from Fancy to Frugal.

Cowboy’s Star quilt by Nancy Mahoney
“Cowboy’s Star” by Nancy Mahoney, from Treasures from the ’30s.

Butterflies quilt by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine
“Butterflies” by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine, from Fancy to Frugal.

Forever Summer quilt by Cynthia Tomaszewski
“Forever Summer” by Cynthia Tomaszewski, from Quilting Those Flirty ’30s.

Shadow Star quilt from Quilt Revival
“Shadow Star” by Nancy Mahoney, from Quilt Revival.

Stroll around the Garden quilt by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine
Stroll around the Garden” by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine, from Link to the ’30s.

Cowboy Days quilt by Nancy Mahoney
“Cowboy Days” by Nancy Mahoney, from Appliqué Quilt Revival.

Bunny Hop quilt by Nancy Mahoney
“Bunny Hop” by Nancy Mahoney, from Appliqué Quilt Revival.

Jeweled Wedding Ring quilt by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine
Jeweled Wedding Ring” by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine, from Link to the ’30s.

Find more ’30s-inspired designs in these books:

Treasures from the '30s  Quilting Those Flirty '30s  Link to the '30s
Applique Quilt Revival  Fancy to Frugal  Quilt Revival


1930s fabrics by Nancy Mahoney from P&B Textiles 2What is it you love about ’30s quilts? Tell us in the comments and you could win one of these two beautiful fabric bundles from our friends at P&B Textiles! We’ll choose the winners one week from today and let you know by email if you’ve won.

Many thanks to P&B Textiles for their generosity. Happy stitching, everyone!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! Our first randomly chosen winner is Marcia, who said:

“Quilts from the 1930s tend to have colors that make me feel optimistic. Many patterns make the most of tiny scraps of fabrics, whether scraps or applique, and emphasize the hand stitching for piecing and quilting. Even the utilitarian quilts that I’ve seen have a great sense of color and design. I cherish the two quilts made by great grandmothers that are in our family’s care.”

Our second randomly chosen winner is Patricia, who said:

“I love history of any kind. And it was during the ’30s that my own mother was a teenager and learning needle arts. While she was not a quilter, she encouraged me to learn every needle art there is. As a result, I’ve sewn clothing since I was 12, taught myself how to embroider, crochet, and cross-stitch; and a dear friend introduced me to quilting at 50 yrs old which, at the time, I thought would be very difficult! I was wrong! Since I’ve loved fabric from an early age, I LOVE piecing as well as applique, and am now learning to machine quilt. The ’30s fabrics are lively, fun, and colorful; and what I think of as a popular reaction to a dreary economy! Thanks to all the women who keep the ’30s fabrics popular!”

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, and congratulations to our winners!


1,066 Comments

  • I love the cheerful colors, i guess back in the 30’s, you were happy about anything cheerful. thanks for the giveaway.

    —barbara on August 7, 2012
  • Oh my love of quilts from the 30s starts from the knowledge that in those days housework was soooo different from now. Imagine a life without all of our conveniences we enjoy (try washing clothes the way they did!) and they still had time, skill and desire to create these beautiful works of art. How much easier it would have been for them to make things simple and yet so many took the time to design intricate patterns to showcase their skills . I also love the bright colors and crisp clean lines of the designs. Definitely inspiring!
    Maria

    —Maria on August 7, 2012
  • When I was child I enjoyed looking at all the little prints in the quilts made by my grandmothers or other relatives. Thanks for the chance at the great fabric giveaway!

    —Pam on August 7, 2012
  • Memories. That’s what I love about 30’s quilts. When I was a child growing up in the 60’s, my family took long road trips each summer to visit relatives in Kansas. My sister and I were the youngest and would amuse ourselves, wandering around the farm, playing with the kittens who lived under the front porch, and visiting family. I remember so clearly being at Aunt Cora’s house and seeing her very large (at least it seemed huge to me at the time) quilt frame set up in her living room and I remember being quite intrigued. As time went on, we received some antique quilts from family members and those quilts have been so loved as to be threadbare now. Now that I have quilting skills, one of my dearest goals will be to re-create 1 of those lovely, special quilts. Actually, I’ll probably make 2, because I’m sure my sister will want one also.

    —Margaret on August 7, 2012
  • I love the applique, although the intricate piecing is awesome, too!

    —Lauren aka Giddy99 on August 7, 2012
  • I enjoy imagining what my grandmother was doing at that particular moment
    many years ago. As I smooth the lavender and white geometric print, I wonder if 75 years ago today, this moment, was she using the hand cranked wringer washer? The green and white with the tiny cowboys I am appliqueing as a buterfly, was she preparing dinner for my uncles? I reach for the piece with the yellow blossoms, was she practicing the piano for the church choir? None of my fabrics came from her sewing bag–mine are today’s reproduction fabrics–yet I still feel a connection to her when I quilt with them.

    Michelle Harrison on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s repro quilts. They make me smile. I think for me it’s many reasons — I love the mixture of colors, different patterns,the happy shapes, and the fact that many vintage versions were completely hand-stitched.

    After my grandmother passed away I helped Dad clear out her house. Bless his heart, He wanted to sell her old quilts. They were lovingly rescued. I have since passed most of them down (with the exception of two I’ve kept for myself). They are such treasures!

    Jean on August 7, 2012
  • My mother was born in 1933, during the depression, and my grandfather died when she was very young. My widowed grandmother did whatever it took to take care of her little family. She worked in a grocery store – something most women didn’t do in the 30’s – work outside the home. But that’s what needed done, so she did it. I have 3 of her old aprons, and every time I see a 1930’s reproduction print, they remind me of her and of my mother.

    —a_quilter2000 on August 7, 2012
  • I think what I like most about the fabrics is the colors: They’re bright and cheerful. Representing a time that was far from bright and cheerful.

    —Elizabeth Kuntz on August 7, 2012
  • I think the 30’s represents more than just the years when living was so difficult for so many people. It represents a will, a desire, a drive to make due with things that were availiable. And today, decades later, we as quilters are still in the 30’s , with the mindset that fabrics are expensive, time is valuable when life keeps us hopping from one minute, or hour to the other. But things remain the same – what you love, and what you create out of that love ( family, quilting, ect ) remains tried, and true as it is passed down..

    —karen on August 7, 2012
  • The simplicity of the era and the stories my Mama had to share of her life during that time…winning the fabric would be such a blessing. To re-create a combination of nostalgia and current day would be such a thrill. I have many, many, many publications from Martingale, but I don’t believe I have one of the 30’s. Which means I would so totally need to acquire at least one of them to go right along with the bundle of fabric!!! So, it would be a win/win/win situation!!!! I’ll be waiting for my email!!!!

    —Nancy Hubbard on August 7, 2012
  • I love the retro look and the sweet designs!!!

    —Michele T on August 7, 2012
  • I have never been a big fan of 30s fabric, but I do like "Shadow Star". I think I need to check out Nancy’s "Quilt Revival".

    —Diane W on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts made with the 30’s fabric remind me so much of the quilts that my mother made from feedbags. They always had small prints and were soft and cozy. Of course, I cannot to this day, walk by any quilting fabric without touching it and drooling……I love it all!!!

    —Geneva Lowery on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilts remind me of loved ones now gone, and help me remember special times with them. I also love the colors and prints of 30’s fabrics… so cheery and springy. I’d be thrilled to win a bundle. Thanks!

    —Robin on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics are my new passion. i have finished one top and have fabric for 3 more. i love the look of the fabric, it is so reminiscent of the quilts our grandmothers made and it lends itself so well to just about any pattern you select.

    —Lola bryant on August 7, 2012
  • "Waste not, want not" how cool is that. Now to practice what I preach:)I just love the prints and colors of the 30’s.

    —chrissy on August 7, 2012
  • When you look at a 30’s quilt you feel warm, loved and safe.

    —Donna Irvin on August 7, 2012
  • I love the prints. I’m old enough to remember my grandmothers dresses hanging on the line drying and quilts from the 30’s remind me of that.

    —Rina on August 7, 2012
  • Where do I enter the fabric giveaway?

    —Peggy Willoughby on August 7, 2012
  • Peggy asked, "Where do I enter the fabric giveaway"? Peggy, you HAVE entered, just by commenting!

    —Cornelia on August 7, 2012
  • I love these fabrics because it brings back memories of my grandmother. She didn’t have running water or a typical furnace when I was growing up. To conserve heat, she always had an quilt up to block off the rest of the house so she basically had a kitchen and bedroom to live in. Piled high on her bed were quilts, nothing fancy but certainly functional.

    —Peggy Willoughby on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabric reminds me of my grandmother and how as a young toddler I’d sit on her treadle before she would sew wanting a "ride". I now own that treadle machine & love (and collect) the fabric I associate with that early memory.

    —Deborah Tell on August 7, 2012
  • I love the scrappiness of 30s quilts. They remind me of a couple of quilts I had when I was a kid.

    —Jolene on August 7, 2012
  • While 30’s quilts are beautiful, they are cozy and inviting. I also like the controlled scrappy colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Therese on August 7, 2012
  • This beautiful line of fabric remind me of the flower sacks my mother used to make quilts. I have a sack from my mother’s collection that I treasure.

    —Fran on August 7, 2012
  • I always loved my Grandmothers old quilt, well used warm and comfy, they were white and a 30’s fabric, so when I see these fabrics I alway want to make one.

    —Terre Sturtevant on August 7, 2012
  • Love those colors – some you can’t find any more, like the pinks and cheddars. And the scrappy look, like you dived into your scrap basket and came up with this wonderful combination that says yep, you used it all up.

    —Bonnie on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheeriness and lightness of ’30’s quilts and fabrics. They always remind me of a hot summer’s day. I’ve always loved Nancy’s quilt designs and I’m so happy she’s designed this fabric line and I really hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —susan on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s prints and quilts because they remind me of my beloved grandma – she an my mother both taught me to craft and gave me something to love to this day!

    —Sharon P on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s prints are so cheerful. The colors are bright and remind me of childhood days spent playing outside with my dolls all dressed in these cute fabrics.

    —Jeanne J. on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s quilts because the fabrics remind me of my grandmother and great-grandmother’s aprons. They both wore floral aprons daily, and we have several pictures of them wearing their aprons. Thanks for the chance.

    —Sally Howard on August 7, 2012
  • I love the make it do attitude coupled with the simplicity of the times. The quilters were making functional quilts to keep warm yet they also injected the beauty of the designs to feed the souls of those who used them every day. Thus the quilts met two important needs for the family.

    Gene Black on August 7, 2012
  • I love the women’s fashion from the 30’s. It is so glamorous, chic and classy.

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    —Shelley on August 7, 2012
  • I love the soft colors and the way that you use even small scraps so that you’re not wasting fabric. I grew up with a mom and grandma who believed in "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." I would LOVE to win these beautiful fabrics (have never won anything so it would be a double pleasure for me).

    Crystal on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s prints.
    Thankyou P&B Textiles for a chance to win!

    —Marilyn on August 7, 2012
  • The Color and designs from the time.

    —krista on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful colors and the cute motifs. They remind me of the basket quilt my grandmother made me in the early 50’s. She used lots of left-over 30’s fabrics. I would love to win these fabrics. They would be perfect for my reproduction of the basket quilt that I’d like to make for my granddaughter.

    —Karen Marshall on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s prints are so fresh and fun and bring back fond childhood memories
    from childhood.

    Dianne Williams on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s prints are pleasing and comforting to look at and work with. My mother and I made a beautiful appliqued baby blanket for my youngest daughter with 30’s prints. What a great memory.

    —Carol on August 7, 2012
  • 30s fabrics are always so cheerful! The colors and cute patters just make me happy! I’ve been wanting to make a scrappy boe tie quilt and this would be prefect! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Pam L on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s prints because they remind me of staying at my grandparents and aunt and uncle homes during the summer.

    —Deb W. on August 7, 2012
  • I love the history in quilts. I have a 30’s quilt that my great grandmother made. It’s on a shelf where I can see it every day! I admire the maker of this quilt… It was done with scraps and made totally by hand. There is even a little stain from where she pricked her finger. It was made with love.

    —Dawn Olson on August 7, 2012
  • I love all the different designs on the fabrics and the colors they used. 30s repros are my FAVORITE fabrics of all. My favorite quilts to do are samplers. The different prints make the quilts simply charming.

    Thanks for the give away!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on August 7, 2012
  • cant find the spot where to sign up for giveaway

    —arlene on August 7, 2012
  • Arlene said "cant find the spot where to sign up for giveaway". Arlene, just by leaving a comment gets you signed up for the giveaway! Thanks!

    —Cornelia on August 7, 2012
  • Thirties fabrics remind me of my grandmother’s quilts, and even some old dresses we played with in the attic. I love the simple cheery colors and the small petite designs. It is hard not to be happy when you look at the bright cheery fabrics.

    —Linda on August 7, 2012
  • I love how cheerful the fabrics are. Almost everyone loves the fabrics so it’s a great choice for a gift quilt!

    —Beth F. on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fabrics and think that the small piecing that is usually done on 30’s is interesting. This fabric would be fun making something retro like that. I have a dresdan pattern that is screaming for this fabric.

    —Cheryl Gherna on August 7, 2012
  • I was born in 1940, so growing up with the colors and patterns from the thirties means childhood and love. They always make me smile.

    —Phyllis Miles on August 7, 2012
  • These colors and prints reminded me of the aprons and kitchen towels my grama and great grama had in their homes.

    —Robin in New Jersey on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s quilts because they remind me of my grandparents and staying on the farm. 30’s quilts are always so bright and cheery!

    Happy quilting,
    Cindy

    Cindy on August 7, 2012
  • I think they just remind me so much of my mom & aunts. The aprons they wore just shout that fabric.
    Would so love to be able to play with that stack of fabric.
    Thank you.

    —Toni Brooks on August 7, 2012
  • 30’S quilts are just so fresh and vibrant. And it was from a time of tough situations yet beautiful items were created!

    —Peggy Connolly on August 7, 2012
  • I love the act they usedwhateverthey had, flour sacks or whatever. The beautiful prints, th way hey put tm together, no matter were they were.

    Becky Whitehead on August 7, 2012
  • I love the history of the ’30s. I think of my grandmothers.

    —Susan on August 7, 2012
  • I love anything 1930’s. The colors, patterns are beautiful. It reminds me of a simpler time, home, family and friends!

    —Melinda on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics remind me of my Grandma’s dresses and aprons which brings me love, warmth, and big hugs. The fabric is simple, full of memories, darling and I must say, I love the quilts I have seen in your positing today .

    —Debbie Mahlberg on August 7, 2012
  • The colors in these Quilts make me feel Happy! Even the dreariest of days would feel brighter wrapped in one of these.

    —brenda on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and small prints of the thirtys. It also reminds me of the blankets that Grandma had on her bed. I have one of Nancy’s books and this fabric would be perfect to use.

    Janet on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of the quilts that I have that my Great Grandmother and Grandmother’s made, which I treasure. The bright, happy colors and cute prints are so cheery!

    —Christi T on August 7, 2012
  • I love how every fabric seems to tell its own story, puppies playing, girls skipping, sailor waving they really add interest to all the quilts that are made from these fabrics.

    deb on August 7, 2012
  • Because you make someone who’s never quilted before, like me, fall in love with the art. And you provide the skills to do it right. Perfect!

    —sophia on August 7, 2012
  • I love all the colors, so cheerful, some so bright.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Lisa Cox on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s make me think of the times my parents lived through. How everyone struggled and learned to stretch all things farther. Many people today should learn to struggle to gain more strength.

    Donna Rothacher on August 7, 2012
  • I love making scrappy quilts and the 30’s fabrics cover all possibilites regarding color, value and scale. The finished quilts always look so cheerful!

    —Ruth B. on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about the 30’s quilts are their colors and charm. They are so cheerful, and it makes me so proud of the women that made them under such difficult circumstances.

    —Elizabeth Smith on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s print just give me a warm, comforting feeling. I guess like being with Grandma, and having wonderful memories of those times.

    —Carmen Ostrander on August 7, 2012
  • One of most treasured quilts I own is one made by my great grandmother who made a quilt for me before I was born and told my mother to give it me when I turned 16. I and my family have used this quilt made with thirties fabris, feed sacks and I am sure scraps from dresses that she made. Even my dughter has asked me to make a Sunbonnet Sue using 30 fabrics for her daughter who is 10 months old.

    —Gloria Ashley on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright, cheery colors of the 30’s fabrics. I think they were designed to bring happy encouragement with texture and color in a difficult time in history and still do that today.

    —Cindy on August 7, 2012
  • I have a quilt made in the 1930’s by my Mamah, my Mother and several aunts using fabrics from their dresses. Every member of my immediate family has slept and felt loved under this quilt. When my Mother passed away in 2005, it became mine and is one of my most prized possessions. Thirties fabrics will always make me feel warm inside and loved.

    Barbara Cissne
    Garland, Texas

    —Barbara Cissne on August 7, 2012
  • Love the bright happy colors and charming designs. They make me happy, to look at and to work with.

    —Margie Akers on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful colors of the thirties fabrics and the way they all get along with each other. It reminds you of the fact that even in difficult economic times there is still a great deal of beauty in the world and that lack of material well-being need not deprive you of happiness and beauty. I also love the tiny background designs that underlie the motifs in many of these fabrics.

    —Diane on August 7, 2012
  • My love of 30’s fabric came from my grandmother taught me to quilt 40 years ago! I would love this new fabric line. Thank you for the opportunity to win some!!!!

    —Sandy Fisher on August 7, 2012
  • The "older" fabrics and their patterns are like a warm cup of cocoa on a cold and stormy night. I treasure the quilts I have that my grandmother made because of they give me this. Perhaps the ones I making in their footsteps will one day be a treasure for my Grandchildren.

    —Rita Goff on August 7, 2012
  • I love the small floral prints of ’30s quilts, the lovely pastels, and even the printed flour sacks that were used in many (and also my dresses). I have fond memories of quilts on every bed in my grandmothers’ houses and taking naps cuddled in the warmth and love of those handmade marvels.

    —Marie on August 7, 2012
  • The patterns had such "feel good" aspect. Tiny animal prints, florals and pastel geometric patterns could be combined to make such a statement on a bed. Each quilt block had its own unique look.

    —debbie lee on August 7, 2012
  • I love the brightness of the colors. Color attracts me to anything-glass, beads, yarn,and, of course, fabric. Most of the quilts have sparkling white as the background fabric that makes me think of freshly laundered sheets hanging on the clothesline as they did in my childhood. I just want to go hug them close.They always felt so soft and smelled so clean.

    —emma marsh on August 7, 2012
  • ..I like the stories best about the ’30’s fabrics… the quilt stories and the patterns made possible for all through the newspaper at a t ime when even 10 or 15 cents spent could be a luxury. I like the prints and the colors, but I’m mostly warmed by what I hear about them.

    —Sandie McFerran on August 7, 2012
  • Strange, but I just got the words "complex simplicity". The colors are that of the old Fiesta ware that I recall on my mother’s shelves – some of which I have from her sister!! I simply love it all – and I really would love to win that fabric bundle.

    Thank you for the opportunity. Blessings

    —Jane on August 7, 2012
  • They remind me of my grandmother and a simpler but hard working life.

    —LeeAnn R. on August 7, 2012
  • I just love all the quilts that my grandmothers’ made during the 30s knowing they were mostly stitched together by hand and made from feed sack clothes.

    —Debbie Long on August 7, 2012
  • These 1930’s fabrics have a sweetness and simplicity that reminds me of simpler times, when life may have been harder, but everyone ate healthy foods and wore pretty cotton dresses, aprons, and blouses.

    —Melody on August 7, 2012
  • They ALWAYS make me smile and remember my great grandmother. I can still picture her hand quilting on a frame that hung from the ceiling , in front of her fireplace. She used a lot of these fabrics. She would sell her quilts, the ones that we didn’t get, by hanging them on her clothesline. She lived on a road in Louisiana that was between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and in the spring, folks would come out to pick strawberries. They would see her pretty quilts made of these types of fabrics, flapping in the wind, and stop. She also had fresh eggs, preserves and other things for sale.

    —Sandra Henderson on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheery colors. My mom always told me to ‘waist not, want not’. Her mother was from the depersion era. I love the way they took cothing that was worn out and used the fabric in quilts. So thrify. Thank you for your generosity.

    —Lorri on August 7, 2012
  • My mom was born in 1932, and she has a wonderful quilt her grandma made her when she was born. These fabrics remind me of that and my grandma’s house!

    —Linda Nelson on August 7, 2012
  • Ever since my grandmother gave me a grandmothers flower garden quilt to take to college in 1960 I have dearly loved the colors, prints and all the fabrics from that era. The new reproductions are amazing and I would love to win some of those wonderful fabrics. They are so airy and refreshing to look at and work with. Patricia D. Roberts

    —Patricia D. Roberts on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of "happy times" as they are so cheerful
    and full of life! Especially love the flowers which fit with many great
    quilt patterns.

    —Kathy Adair on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilts are so simple, bright and happy. Just looking at the fabrics puts a smile on my face!!

    —Patty Johnson on August 7, 2012
  • Since I am a child of the 30’s (born in 35) and remember wearing feed sack dresses a few years later, this was indeed interesting.
    I’d love to make a 30’s quilt to pass down to one of my children or grandchildren, or even my great-gandchildren.
    Thanks,
    Ruth

    —Ruth on August 7, 2012
  • It reminds me of my Grandmother. She always a great mentor for me and I go back to my childhood everytime I see a 30s quilt. I can literally feel my grandmother’s arms around me.

    —Vicki Eveland on August 7, 2012
  • I was born in 1933 and I remember as a small child, all the aunts and cousins getting together for canning in summer and quilting in the winter, these fabric are kind of like what they used, but I remember Mom spliting fancy cloth bags to use on the quilts. I didn’t understand until much later the bags were flour sacks.

    —Jean McMurry on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful little designs of the 30’s fabrics. They remind me of my grandmother and her quilts. Thanks for the give away.

    —Colleen N. on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the cheerful colors and the sweet designs from the 30’s fabrics and patterns. There is just something soft, soothing and charming about the period pieces that makes me slow down and smile.

    —Beth on August 7, 2012
  • I look at the beautiful 30’s reproduction fabrics and remember how much fun I used to have when I could go to my aunt’s storage room for her chicken feed. If I had been especially good, I could pick a bag of chicken feed that would be opened next and when it was empty that day, I had a wonderful feedbag for a new dress or blouse that my mother would sew for me. Feedbags had the most wonderful colors and patterns and they always made a person feel happy and cheerful. While that was in the early 50’s, this beautiful line of fabrics has the same cheerful happy feel.

    —Joyce Carey on August 7, 2012
  • I love history of any kind. And it was during the ’30s that my own mother was a teenager and learning needle arts. While she was not a quilter, she encouraged me to learn every needle art there is. As a result, I’ve sewn clothing since I was 12, taught myself how to embroider, crochet, and cross-stitch; and a dear friend introduced me to quilting at 50 yrs old which, at the time, I thought would be very difficult! I was wrong! Since I’ve loved fabric from an early age, I LOVE piecing as well as applique, and am now learning to machine quilt. The ’30s fabrics are lively, fun, and colorful; and what I think of as a popular reaction to a dreary economy! Thanks to all the women who keep the ’30s fabrics popular!!

    —Patricia Wall on August 7, 2012
  • I love "Forever Summer". All of Nancy’s quilts remind me of a
    birthday quilt my Great Aunt pieced for me. This is the reason my daughter and I both became avid quilters. The older I get the more
    nostalgic I become, oh well!

    —Diane on August 7, 2012
  • Reminds me so much of my mom and grandma saving those newspaper patterns and using apron’s and tablecloths for the fabric

    —Julia Waterbury on August 7, 2012
  • The colors and patterns remind me of simpler times.

    —Barbara on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors, designs and patterns that are so creative, natural and simple. The designs, colors and fabrics are reminders of the best things in life are free and simple basics!
    Everything is created by healing hands and made with love!
    Blessings!
    Namaste’
    From
    Debra J Webb

    Debra J Webb on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of "happy times" as they are so cheerful and
    full of life! Especially love the flowers which fit with many great
    quilt patterns. Hope I am one of two lucky people who win this treasure!

    —Kathy Adair on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30s quilts because they are usually bright, colorful and happy. And I love 30s repro prints! Sunbonnet Sue, Butterfly appliques how can you resist! They remind me of fiestaware, but muted a bit – a bounty of happy colors.

    —Nancy on August 7, 2012
  • For me it is just the wonderful feeling I get remembering my mom and grandmother and the time they lived in. It makes me so calm and happy to think about them and how they lived and what they had to do to survive. I love looking at the pictures of their house and all their treasures. I guess it is just such loving, warm memories that makes me adore this fabric and those times.

    Kate Brown on August 7, 2012
  • What beautiful fabrics! I love 30s quilts because the fabrics are bright and cheerful and the designs are fun and whimsical. They remind me that joy and happiness can be found even in the worst of times. My sister recently brought me a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt from this era that was found in my grandmother’s house after she passed away. Since my grandmother was not a quilter, we believe the quilt was made by her mother, my great grandmother. It’s badly damaged in several places and many of the hexies need to be replaced. If I win, that is exactly what I will do with this quilt – restore a treasured family heirloom so that future generations can enjoy the beauty and history in this wonderful quilt.

    —Nicole St. John on August 7, 2012
  • Love the 30’s fabric and 30’s style quilts! Can’t wait to try

    —Debbie on August 7, 2012
  • Both of my parents were born in the 30’s. I have a quilt that my mother made using 30’s fabrics. It is her love of that time that I have a love for the vibrant frabric colors and designs. Thank you for your research and honoring the patterns, fabrics and times of the ’30’s!

    —Sherry Dye on August 7, 2012
  • I love the look of 1930’s quilts and fabrics. I have been slowly accumulating 1930’s replica fabrics to eventually make a quilt from them.

    Gina Koston on August 7, 2012
  • I haven’t met a 30’s fabric that I haven’t loved. Use it Up, Wear it out, make it do or do without – I feel connected to my grandmother (who didn’t quilt but was a farmer’s wife) when I use these fabrics or maybe my love of 30’s is because of my (not-so) secret crush on John-Boy Walton.

    —Lanie on August 7, 2012
  • I especially love the simplicity and versatility of 30’s fabrics. They are just as pretty in a modern pattern as in a classic block. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Karen on August 7, 2012
  • i love the feeling of comfort the quilts bring. a reminder of a simpler, gentler time.

    —linda c on August 7, 2012
  • When I think of quilts my mind wanders back to the early days in our country, of the pioneers who brought their most prized possessions, family Quilts, with them on their trip to a new frontier. I think of my paternal grandmother who it seemed always had a quilt frame in her Parker with a quilt waiting to be quilted. I also think about my maternal grandmother who I found out had lost quilts in a fire that consumed their farmhouse when my mother was just a young girl. She never made another quilt after that. And I think about an aunt who I didn’t know quilted until after her death. She made hexagon quilts by the dozen. And I think about the bags of hexagons I have put away that Aunt Lily cut before she died. We have wonderful tools to work with now, how did the ever make such painstakingly beautiful quilts back then!

    —Sandy Ruffino on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabrics for the soft colors, variety of prints and the warm & cozy "grandma" feeling they give. I’m lucky enough to have several 30’s quilts made by my grandmother. I remember the bib aprons she wore made of those prints, and she taught me how to embroider and applique. I still have some of the tea towels and pillowcases I made.
    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful prints !!

    —TxGal on August 7, 2012
  • I find 30s prints to be distinctly happy and comforting. The world is a lot brighter when one is wrapped in a quilt made from them

    —Barbara on August 7, 2012
  • My Mother would sit by the bow tie quilt that was made with 30’s fabrics and tell me that she had a dress made from that one, underwear made from another, and that my Grandmother had an apron made from this one……She also told me about my Grandfather going to town and my Grandmother telling him what pattern she wanted him to find on the flour and feed sacks. Everytime I look at the quilt I smile at all the different quilts they made from simple feed and flour sacks. I have bought a treadle machine and hope to make a quilt just like they did. What a treat to have a chance to win this beautiful fabric.

    —Bonnie on August 7, 2012
  • I am drawn to 30’s quilts and fabrics…..I think because I was raised in a quilting family and those scrappy, detailed quilts made by my mom, grandmother, great grandmother and aunties were more than something to keep you warm during those cold winters in Iowa. I have all those quilts and they are treasures of a time that I never experienced with those amazing women but did hear so much about. I am very fortunate to have a history in quilts that make me feel safe, warm, loved and blessed to be their guardian. When I look t those 30’s fabrics, I see the talented women that taught me how to quilt and to appreciate their talents.

    —Barbara on August 7, 2012
  • Listening to me grandmother, my mother and her two sisters reminding each other of how they got the fabrics. Sometimes it was from a dress an apron a neighbor sharing precious fabric with a friend. My grandmother pieced quilts well into her 80’s. She pieced by hand and quilted on a frame suspended from the ceiling. I remember watching her quilt and hearing the stories of each quilt. today when I look at grandmothers work I feel the love she placed in each quilt.

    —Carolyn on August 7, 2012
  • Since I am a child of the 30’s, born in ’35, I found this most interesting. I recall wearing feed sack dresses a few years later when fabric was more scarce during WWII.
    I’d love to make a 30’s quilt to pass on to one of my children or grandchildren, or even my great-grandchildren.
    Thanks,
    Ruth

    —Ruth on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the 30s prints! They are fun and colorful. My grandmother gave me a friendship quilt made from that era by her friends. She’s gone now but I am thankful for the quilt she passed down to me. I’d love to win the fabric. Happy Quilting!

    Michelle C. on August 7, 2012
  • What is NOT to love about 30’s prints?! They are my favorite to quilt with. There are so many cute & pretty designs.

    —Susan on August 7, 2012
  • I have loved 30’s prints and quilts ever since I discovered them in books and the reproduction fabrics in shops. So clean and fresh looking, like they just came in off the clothesline…mmmmm! Just ONE of my passions!

    —Kate on August 7, 2012
  • I love using 30’s fabrics for baby quilts. I made the first one 13 years ago and have made a couple of dozen. What is most fun, is adding a couple of new fabrics for each quilt and using "leftovers" from earlier ones. Each time I make a quilt for a new grandchild or grandniece or nephew, I think of the child whose quilt "scraps" I’m using…makes me smile.

    —Barbara on August 7, 2012
  • Since I am a child of the 30′s, born in ’35, I found this most interesting. I recall wearing feed sack dresses a few years later when fabric was more scarce during WWII.
    I’d love to make a 30′s quilt to pass on to one of my children or grandchildren, or even my great-grandchildren.
    Thanks,
    Ruth

    —Ruth on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmother and the start of my quilting. My first quilt was made from blocks made by my grandmother which we found after she had passed and I put them together and quilted them. The fabrics in the quilts were from fabrics she had used to make her dresses and I now am seeing some of those patterns and designs in the reproduction 30’s fabrics.

    —Judy on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabric reminds me of my grandmother and sitting with her and my mother while they hand pieced quilts out of scraps of feedsacks and clothing. Their needles moved so quickly it amazed me. Also, the cheerfulness of the quilts and fabric during such hard times tells how the women making these quilts sought to bring joy and fun into their difficult lives.

    —Kathy Berger on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s prints are just so peaceful looking with their paler colors and whimsy prints. Love the quilts made from them, either pieced or appliqued, love the Mayflower quilt but also fell in love with Forever Summer. They are both so pretty. would love a chance to win.

    —Connie on August 7, 2012
  • I love all the 30’s fabrics! Immediately, we remember the soft touch, smell of sunshine and wonderful cozy memories of great aunts and gramma’s. My favorite quilt that I own was made by my great aunt, a pink and yellow fan quilt with lots of colorful feed sack prints.

    Joanie Korte on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics. The colors so bright but soft and fresh.
    I feel home, I feel comfortable when I see the beautiful quilts made from that very nice fabrics.
    Thank you for the give away.

    With love, Ann

    —Ann on August 7, 2012
  • I love thirties fabrics because every fabric you collect is guaranteed to go with anything else you collect. They remind me of my grandmothers’ house!

    —Anne Carter on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilts and fabrics remind me of a time, just before the war,when every scrap was important and in some cases, scraps was all you could get to create beautiful quilts and garments. Ashes to beauty would be the motto I give that era. Folks knew how to make something from nearly nothing.

    Linda Huebner on August 7, 2012
  • As children, my sister and I loved the colorful feedback & scrap quilts that had belonged to my mother & her brother when they were little. We each one as a treasure now. I also have the quilt my Mother’s aunt made from feed sacks as a young bride. Priceless to me

    —Joan on August 7, 2012
  • I love the frugality of the sewing, nothing went to waste. The 30’s were the original recycling generation.

    —Kathrynn on August 7, 2012
  • What do I love about 30’s quilts? It would have to be the simplicity of the colors. Blue was blue. Red was red. And green was green. There wasn’t a bizillion and one different shades be causing the dying of fabric had not progressed that far. Today we are blessed with subtlities of color that can make you drool while making blocks blend into unimaginably beautiful works of art. But back then, the art was not derived from the subtleties of the tints, but from the love with which these women worked.

    Linda Deis on August 7, 2012
  • the thirty’s fabric evokes a kind of longing for the simpler life. My grandma was a quilter in the 30’s and I remember seeing a few of the quilts she made . Touching these fabrics takes me back to the days when I was little and my grandma. Nostalgia is a fine thing.

    —Judy Merchant on August 7, 2012
  • I’m not a child of the 30’s but I’ve always liked the look of the fabric. Most can be blended with each other and the quilt designs are basic but amazing using 30’s fabric.
    Thanks
    Jada

    —Jada on August 7, 2012
  • 30s quilts and fabrics seems so colorful and cheerful. Thank you for a chance to win. 🙂

    Lee Ann L. on August 7, 2012
  • What I like about the 30’s fabrics is that it reminds me of a simpler time in life,family was everything,and quilts were homemade and from the heart.Playing under my grandmothers quilt frame as she worked,sometimes watching with awe at the small beautiful stitches she made has created in me the love of quilting.30’s fabric’s is basically fond memories and the love of my grandmother who gave me good family values and made me be a strong wife,mother,and grandmother.

    —Cindy Goff on August 7, 2012
  • I’ve recently "discovered" 30’s fabrics. They so remind me of my grandparents and my mom, all immigrants from Europe. Both mom and grandma did wonderful needlework of all types and were the most frugal women who could (and often had to) make beautiful creations out of whatever was available. These fabrics remind me of them and while they are both sewing with the angels now, I know they are smiling down on my creative efforts today!

    —Carol Vickers on August 7, 2012
  • I’m from PA just 90 miles north of Amish country but was raised in Ohio just 40 miles south of Amish country. I’m PA Dutch on my grandma’s side, and these quilts so remind me of her. I love the 30s fabric just as I do the music, the stained glass windows in our home, the extended family who lived together after my father’s death during WWII, and the wonderful bean soup my grandfather made that everyone asks me for. It is a blessing to have had all this because it expanded my interests to have several generations living together. Somehow though, the 30s things are what I love the best.
    Kay Workinger, Kennewick, WA

    —Kay Workinger on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fabrics from the 30’s and that most of the quilts from this era were hand sewn and hand quilted. This makes them very special!!

    —Leann Williams on August 7, 2012
  • I love the calico comfy look of them. The patterns are cozy and the color combos feel homey. They remind me of my gradmothers who taught me to sew!

    —Courtney Elwell on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics are so pretty. They are so bright and make such gorgeous quilts!

    Judi Rizzo on August 7, 2012
  • These bright and cheery fabrics remind me of summer mornings in my Grandmothers kitchen. It was the fifties, but she must have gotten stuck in the thirties. Maybe she kept those curtains until they were worn right out. Thank you for the trip down memory lane, I hadn’t thought about those curtains for years. Thanks also for the chance to win this bundle of fabrics. I just love the feel of those prints.
    Jan Turner

    —Jan Turner on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheery colours and the sweet prints of the 30’s fabrics–they always put a smile on my face!

    —Lynn on August 7, 2012
  • My favorite 1930s quilt came from my maternal grandmother. It’s a Dresden Plate with signatures in the center of the block. It provides a snapshot of my grandmother’s world with the names of friends and family, including an aunt who passed away not long after the quilt was finished.

    —TXravenNM on August 7, 2012
  • Sun BonnetT Sue in 30’s prints with blanket stitch applique was made just for me by my grandmother. Collecting her scraps, hand cutting each shape, using her "expensive thread" sitting at her rocking chair with arthritic hands, and poor lighting all helped her to produce this cherished loved quilt. It amy not be an award winning quilt but I treasure this 30 print quilt and will pass this special quilt to my daughter. I hope to be able to use the 30’s fabrics to produce a Sun Bonnett quilt for my grand children also.

    carol on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s quilts reminds me of my Great Grandmother and Grandmother I have part of one my gGrandmother it is the wedding ring quilt It gives me a warm feeling every time I see 30’s quilts and quilt books I have taken part of the quilt parts and made my sister a wall hanging including in the centers pictures of my family including my grandmothers.

    —Patti thormahlen on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabrics and quilts……they remind me of a less complicated time. I love the colors and the prints so much.

    —Deb H. on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s prints remind me of the fabrics in my Grandma’s quilts – bright and fun!

    —Gwen W on August 7, 2012
  • I love the subtle beauty of the fabrics, nothing loud and screaming. Don’t get me wrong—I love a bright, playful color combination, but when I want something quieter, the 30’s look is definitely it. Thank you for having the giveaway—the fabrics are beautiful. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    —Pam B on August 7, 2012
  • Oh, how they remind me of my grandmother…all of those pretty little flowers…snuggly…warm…safe!

    —Cheryl on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the warmth that the fabrics offer, reminds me of things my grandma made! awolk at rogers dot com

    —Anda on August 7, 2012
  • I find 30’s prints, vintage and reproductions, can be used in diverse ways. The prints are small enough that they can be two colors.

    —Bro AJK on August 7, 2012
  • I Just love the cheerful print of that era,its very calming. I wish today society could take a trip back to slow down and enjoy what you do have instead of want more of what you dont need.

    —Sharon on August 7, 2012
  • Memory’s would be the word I would use to describe where my love for 30’s reproductions comes from.
    Quilts of my childhood – hand made by family members.
    No – I’m not old enough to remember the 30’s but I remember the quilts of the 30’s
    Interesting fabrics and pretty colors. The beloved Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill pattern would be one of my favorites.
    Now these are the things happy dreams are made of.
    Cuddle up and sleep tight – don’t let the bedbugs bite – don’t forget to say your prayers – I love you! Sweet Memory! 🙂
    Sassy Cathy

    —Cathy Byrd on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics are so bright and cheerful looking, but what I really love is how they connect me to my ‘sisters’ from days gone by who really pioneered quilting patterns and techniques. Many of the quilts from this time period were sewn entirely by hand, and of course hand quilted. The love that went into their making is apparent in every stitch!

    —Beth on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s fabrics remind me of my mom. Born in 1931 she was the 2nd daughter of an immigrant family and was raised by her widowed mother. Mom became an avid quilter after she retire. She taught me much about color/fabric selection and technique. But, sadly, she passed away before we could quilt together.

    The innocent motifs these fabrics feature make me smile and lift my spirits no matter my mood.

    —Janet Lenger on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerinesss os 30s prints!

    —Joyce on August 7, 2012
  • I am fortunate enough to have 2 quilts hand made by my Godmothers mother. I was named after her! The 30’s prints bring back so many sweet memories about my Godparents, sleeping under one of those quilts for week-end sleep overs,cuddling with a quilt on couch while my godfather watched "Rawhide" or "Wagon Train". I would enjoy making a quilt in these fabrics and hope that my grandchildren would be able to share a similar memory one day!

    —Cindy Weeks on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabric give me a feeling of serenity mixed with happiness. Although we know that life was difficult back then you can’t help but think life was simpler. Thank you for the give-away.

    —Laura Little on August 7, 2012
  • I like the sweet innocense of the prints that were used. And the way old patterns were given just a pinch of change to make them the quilter’s own style. We used to spread Grandma’s quilts out on the bed and point to fabric pieces that came from scraps of our homemade dresses. My grandmother always had a quilt frame set up in her living room during fall and winter months. It filled the center of the room and we all sat on her furniture around it.

    —Connie Hinson on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30’s and their fun attitude…I love to read the books of that era and imagine what their life must have been, especially the life on one of our famous Nebraska quilters, Grace Snyder. Her quilts are an inspiration and I love her quilt that was made of one inch squares depicting a china pattern of the times.

    —Janet Hanna on August 7, 2012
  • i love the colors from the 30’s fabrics. also the designs from the fabrics. i like small prints.To me they are so peaceful. and comforting.

    —beverly maples on August 7, 2012
  • What I like about the 30’s quilts is that they remind me of my late grandma, who made quilts. When us kids were growing up, Mom sent Grandma pieces of material from the clothes she made us, and Grandma used those in her quilts. Sweet memories. My Mom now quilts, and I’m thinking of taking it up.

    —Laurel on August 7, 2012
  • I have two very old, tattered 30’s quilts that were made by my great-grandmother and grandmother. My mother would tell us (I am one of four girls) about the dresses and skirts she outgrew that were part of the quilt. I am the senior member of our family now, and would love to be able to share the loving feeling my old quilt evoke by making new ones to share!

    —Laura/Readerwoman on August 7, 2012
  • These quilts from the 30’s are beautiful, the colors and the details of the fabrics are so full of spirit. Just gorgeous.

    —Pat S on August 7, 2012
  • "Grandmother’s Fan" was a gift given to me by my beloved Grandma Marie when I was 5 years old. My sisters and I would play a game as we spread out on our quilts. We would lovingly caress the various pieces that made up the fans, and discuss why we liked the different fabrics and why. My quilt offered comfort to me throughout the rough spots in life. Whenever I wrap myself up in it, I feel grandma’s love surrounding and encouraging me.

    My youngest son and his wife are expecting their first baby, a girl, in November. I hope to be able to create for Baby Riley a legacy of love such as I received when 5 years old.

    —Kris on August 7, 2012
  • I love the optimism of the prints and colors of the 1930’s fabrics. The designs are simple yet elegant, the colors pure and playful and together they are used to create quilts that are like being embraced by a mother or grandmother’s loving smile. What’s not to love about that!

    —Saroja on August 7, 2012
  • I love the memories they bring back to me. When we would stay with my grandmother, she would always make several trips through the night to make sure that we had those quilts up to our necks in order to stay warm at night. She only had those little space heaters. We loved those old quilts, they were so warm and toasty!!! I miss my grandmother so much and seeing these quilts brings back so many happy memories. They take me back to the times when I felt the best and safest. I wish to see my grandmother again, making sure we were all tucked in at night. 🙂

    —Karen Rome on August 7, 2012
  • Just love the colors.

    —Rosalinda Call on August 7, 2012
  • In 1979 my Grandmother gave me a quilt she had made out of 3″ blocks of 30’s fabrics, my mom was a little girl in the 30′. I like to imagne her in dresses made out of those little prints. Gives me goosebumps thinking about it. What a great memory she gave me with that quilt. I miss them both.

    —Carol on August 7, 2012
  • My father, mother and sister are now gone…but our family cherishes their memory. My Mom & Dad were born in 1903 and raised 9 children starting in 1933 and the last was born in 1947. Imagine a house full of children that each were given chores so the household would run smoothly. My mother taught in a one-room school with grades 1-8, then substituted teaching as the children were born. She also helped my father in his line of work. Mom also housed, fed, and laudered clothes for 4 Airman who were stationed at an Airbase without barracks near where we lived in Kansas. Nothing was thrown away if it could be used in another way. We have many wonderful quilts my Mother made from our clothes we outgrew and could no longer hand down. We still remember the shirts, dresses, skirts, etc. that make up many of the quilts. My family maintains our family homestead and next year we will be celebrating our 60th yearly family reunion over the 4th of July. Our great grandkids and great-great’s still pull out the large heavy quilts my Mom and sister made and make forts or tents at night, using a flashlight and telling scary stories to the little ones. I started quilting one year ago and have found a new love. What a treasure to have that collection of ’30’s fabrics!

    —Jane Knoll-Tenney on August 7, 2012
  • Takes me back to my neighbors’ house. I would spend many an overnight under wonderful 30’s style quilts made by their grandmother. Great memories of reading aloud and just talking the hours away, scheming up many a wild adventure. I’m sure that it was those quilts that instilled a love of quilting at an early age. Love the colors – so fresh and fun! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Margie on August 7, 2012
  • When I was groing up the small print was used on close, bedding, and windows just about everthing the large print was for furnitsure such as over stuffed chairs it brings back a lot of memories and I was from the 40’s so that is maybe just how poor we were and I didn’t know it.
    thanks Mary

    —mary ruegg on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheery colors and textures.

    Although I didn’t have any quilters in my family, I have more than made up for that by collecting vintage quilts and making lots of my own—

    —Nancy Curington on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabric reminds me of cold winter nights in Kentucky. My grandmother and mother would tuck me in under a layer of quilts at bedtime. My grandmother only had one potbelly stove that heated the bedroom downstairs and the living room. The kitchen was heated during the day by the wood burning stove. When I stayed with my grandmother I slept out on the enclosed porch with no heat. They would put a warm brick at the bottom of the bed under the sheets and then layer the bed with quilts. My favorite quilt for the season was always the one on top so when I woke I could see it first. The colors of the 30’s fabric made me wish for sunny days and warmer weather.

    —Sherry Killebrew on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the bright and cheerful colors of the 30″s fabrics. I have completed one "Dresden Plates" quilt top and am working on another. With the second one I am trying to do a bit of my own thing. I want to do another 30″s top with pinwheels or butterflys and this would give me a whole new collection to choose from. Thanks Gayle

    —Lynda Lott on August 7, 2012
  • The main thing I love about the 30’s quilts are most of the patterns and colors seem to break out of the depression era that those women were in. They struggled, but their frustration and hope seemed to come through their quilting, it was almost that they knew we would enjoy them 70+ years afterward. My sister worked in a flour mill back in the sixties and I can remember her bringing home sacks for my mom to use. They are just so homey feeling to me.

    Pam – Castle Rock, WA

    Pam McDonald on August 7, 2012
  • I’m very drawn to 30’s prints. Love the sweetness of the patterns and the cheery colours. The patterns you have showcased are amazing.

    DianeH on August 7, 2012
  • What I love most about 30’s quilts is that they are so happy! Looking at them makes me smile. My absolute favorite is grandmother’s flower garden but I could have a room full!!! They are just so cheerful!

    Andrea Taylor on August 7, 2012
  • The delicate calico’s and pastel colors remind me of my Grandma’s aprons and being wrapped in her warm hugs.

    —Deb Rowan on August 7, 2012
  • I call my 30’s quilts "My happy quilts". Love the colors, the prints, the styles & reproductions. I want to make them all !

    —Sandra Perkins on August 7, 2012
  • 30s fabrics take me back to my grandmother’s porch in the summers of my childhood. I would swing and she would cut and piece her quilts. Sometimes she’d sew them by hand and other times she would piece them on her Singer Treadle machine. She’d send my grandpa to the store to get more flour and she’d show him the sack like she wanted. He’d come back with several sacks of flour and she’d pour them in her bin and wash those cloths to add to her "stash!" I loved those times so….

    Sylve Blissett on August 7, 2012
  • I love the idea that these women made something from nothing. Little scrappy pieces that they combined to make something beautiful. I love the colors of 30’s quilts as well because they are bright and a little kitchy…always cheering up a room.

    —Christinabean on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s was a very hard time for most and women tried to make the best of the situation by using up everything and the prints were so sweet. All good lessons for us now. Thank you, Linda

    Linda Sterle on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics are so sweet and cheerful – they were hard times, but people had hope, and these quilts and fabrics remind us of that! I love them!

    —Laurel Marsolais on August 7, 2012
  • The combination of pastels and bright colors, cheery calico florals, and doable block designs bring a smile to my face. All these books and fabrics look like they were designed just for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —janine on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30s fabrics because they’re so bright and cheerful. It has always amazed me that in the face of such devastating times this incredible example of the American spirit was evident. And hurray for the resurgence in their popularity today.

    —Ruth R on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics are so cheerful even on one of our cold, rainy, northwest days.

    —Leanna Olmsted on August 7, 2012
  • I love the sunshine yellow, blue of the sky and all the colors of the flowers represented by these quilt fabrics of the 30s. They had to "make do", but they knew "the best things in life are free" so they put them into their fabrics – even the moonshine white.
    I was born in 1938 so I missed most of the time but we were poor and happy folk all at the same time. Sewing with "handed down" fabric on my Grammy’s treadle machine is a wonderful memory that the 30s fabrics and quilts bring back to me.
    It was a simpler life, packed with the closeness and love of family. I remember so well the featherbed at Grammy’s with the big soft quilt and how we loved to count the colors and the designs of the blocks every weekend when we were there.
    Even with the hardships, I would go back to that era in a heartbeat and I do when I look at these lovely colorful fabrics that bring joy to my heart.

    —Marie Bartsch on August 7, 2012
  • Happy colors and prints. Memories of my great grandmother sitting on the sofa on the sunporch handpiecing!

    —Rosalie on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts made with ’30s fabrics just have that playful, innocent look of days gone by. My mother was born in the ’30s and her love of ’30s fabrics has resonated to me too. They just have that warm, antique look that we both just love!

    —Nancy Nehez on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabric have a vibrant colour to them and such charming, old fashioned pictures to the fabric that anyone would enjoy them. Many thanks for letting us try and win a set of these fabrics.
    Anne

    —Anne Shelbaer on August 7, 2012
  • That’s easy. Those fabrics remind me of my grandmother, who wore a starched, full front apron every day of her life – even after church on Sundays! Some of the same materials in her aprons were in her quilts. And BTW, she quilted a quilt top for every one of her grandchildren – since she had 11 children, do you KNOW how much quilting she did??

    —Debbie Ford on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics bring back fond memories of grandma standing on the porch with her feedsack apron on and when it was time to help in the kitchen getting to wear one of those aprons.

    —Kristine on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about 30’s fabrics is that they were cheery, happy colors & prints…..just makes you Smile! My Aunt had a treddle in her basement, and sewed while doing laundry…waiting to put clothes thru the old wringer washer & all…..then we hung things out back on the line! Nice!

    Our farm house was built in 1830…..I would looooove to make Quilt for our bedroom…even tho I do know it’s a different "30’s era"….it would just be fun…and our room would love it too! LOL

    Thanks for chance to win Awesome fabrics! 🙂

    —Lori Morton on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabric, I think, because they remind me of antique quilts from my Grandmother and Mother amd Aunts. They had to make do, because fabric was not as a available as it is to us today.
    Life then was slower paced.
    Guess the 30’s speak to my soul, they never seems to go out of style. And I never get tired of making quilts using them

    —Pat on August 7, 2012
  • No ’30s quilts in my family’s legacy, but some aprons, clothespin bags, etc., so today’s reproduction fabrics do stir memories.

    —Tesuque on August 7, 2012
  • What I love the most about all of these quilts is the many bright colors of the 30s fabrics and the feeling of being a kid again from all of the fancy free prints. The patterns used in all of the quilts bring back that carefree feeling of childhood with their usage of all of this beautiful fabric from the 30s.

    —Sally on August 7, 2012
  • In current times many of us need to return to the values of the 30s.
    We don’t always have to buy new fabric. There is a lot of satisfaction in using scraps etc. Even if this means my husband has ‘lost’ a couple of shirts that just happened to be in fabrics I needed to complete a quilt!

    —Elizabeth Clark on August 7, 2012
  • I too am a child of the 30’s, I can remember wearing the feedsack dresses and our undies were even made out of the feedsack. As a child, I would go with my dad to the feedstore and get to pick out the material for the next dress. It would take 3 sacks alike to make a dress. All the scraps were saved for the next quilt. We saved the Magazine, Progressive Farmer and used the pages to sew our scraps on to make the block, using great grandma’s Singer treadle, which is still in the family and going strong. So naturally I am drawn to the 30’s fabric for its memories and comfort. I just finished a quilt with 30’s fabric using the pattern Oopsie Daisy.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

    —Julia on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics remind me of my grandmother and brings me back to my childhood. When I work with these fabrics its like playing in fantasyland. No matter what colors are used they all go toghether in a 30’s quilt.

    —Phyllis Wohlwend on August 7, 2012
  • These 30’s fabrics are appeal to me so much! Although, I was born in the late 40’s, I seem to love the older prints and colors.
    I can remember my wonderful grandmother wearing an fresh, clean apron every day (and these prints are reminiscent) of the ones she wore.
    Love the flour sack and feed sack prints also.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a bundle of them!
    Nettie

    Annette Crain on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerfulness of 30’s fabric, and the innocence and happiness of them. They always go together so well–seldom is there a print that screams–they all have their turn in the conversation!

    —mrsmoore on August 7, 2012
  • Maybe it is because I was born in the year of 1954? My grandma was a sewer. She had made herself, my mom, myself, beautiful dresses, aprons, and slips. When I see these fabrics they make me smile and it gives me a refreshing rememberance of my grandma and those wonderful years. I use to love to go through her fabric and notions drawer and wonder what next she was going to make for me from those beautiful, lovely colors. I couldn’t wait! Especially when school started! Wow! A whole new wardrobe! Those fabrics hold a very special place in my heart!

    —Pamela Tasker on August 7, 2012
  • When you sew with 30’s fabric you get all the colors of the rainbow. They always seem to be happy quilts that give you a warm feeling and bring back those childhood memories that are locked away in your mind.

    deb on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s prints remind me of a simpler time, although not necessarily an easier time. I picture sitting on the front porch in the evenings, sipping a soda, hand quilting a quilt and knowing almost everyone in a small town by name.

    —Donna Harrington on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30’s prints. I get a great calming effect when sewing with them. The quilts are like being wrapped in a mothers loving arms. I even have my 5 year old granddaughter liking the colors. They go really well with her pink and purple room. I have been hooked for years on the 30’s fabrics and always have a stash to pull from to make that next quilt.

    —Neila on August 7, 2012
  • I use to work as a medical assistant to an elderly doctor with elderly patients. I really enjoyed visiting with our patients as I checked their vitals and medication. To me they were very calming souls that lacked enough attention in the outside world.

    This fabric to me is calming and loving just like a big "HUG" and my Mother who past New Years eve to our Lords arms was named Adeline.

    Linda Janovitz on August 7, 2012
  • The colors and fabrics used were so soft in design and hue. Quilts from the 30’s always looked so fresh.

    Jan Lund on August 7, 2012
  • I am new to quilting and can’t stop! These ’30’s quilts are beautiful, and I will be buying one of the books. The colors of these fabrics are beautiful, I love the soft pastels 🙂

    —Jodi L. Krier on August 7, 2012
  • It literally transforms me back to my childhood. That was a long time ago but these fabrics really bring it back. They will always be what quilts are really made of.

    —Toni on August 7, 2012
  • Whenever I look at 30’s fabric’s they are always so bright and cheery. You think back to that time a realize how different life was and how much we have today to be thankful for. The 30’s fabric’s remind us that even though they didn’t have much back than they always had something to be thankful for and so do we. The 30’s fabric’s just add a little bit of birghtness to our/my day!

    Chelsey Weber on August 7, 2012
  • I think of my grandmother using feedsack material to make her bras, bonnets, towels,to extend blankets that were too short and the scraps went into quilts. Nothing was wasted.

    —Jan Strickler on August 7, 2012
  • I love how sweetly they combine all those lovely fabrics.

    —Marcia Kosturock on August 7, 2012
  • My mom was born in the 30’s and looking at 30’s cheerfull colors gets me daydreaming about my mom as a happy toddler and thinking about her still cheerfull disposition dispite ongoing Chemo for Leukemia for the past 15 months and undergoing open heart for an anterial valve replacement last September between Chemo sessions.

    —Melody on August 7, 2012
  • So many of the 30’s quilts are paired with white which sets off the smaller colored designs so wonderfully. It makes me think of summer and laundry hung on the line outside to dry – so fresh, cool and comfortable.

    —Carol Gearey on August 7, 2012
  • Anything in today’s world that connects us directly with our moms and grandmas is a blessing. Thirty’s prints take me back to a simpler time
    when people used what they had and appreciated each other so much more
    than we do today.

    Dawn on August 7, 2012
  • I love the pure joy of the patterns and colors. There is a sense of playfulness to them that makes me want to curl up with one and pull out a Beverly Cleary book to read with my kids.

    —Tabitha Canada on August 7, 2012
  • For me it is the colors, they are so clear and fresh, very simple.
    Carol L

    —carol l on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts from the 30’s remind me of my beloved mother, a very young bride who, like many others, made do with very little during this period. Stories of her bending over the quilting frame with her four sisters stay in my heart and mind as I try to emulate her. Some quilts remain from her efforts; some are tattered, some are stained, but all are cherished.

    —Betty Jansen on August 7, 2012
  • The smell of cookies baking and the look on my mother’s smiling face when I got flour all over the apron she made for me.

    —Kathy Santos on August 7, 2012
  • I was born in 1930. Just seeing a quilt brings back many memories…mom at her sewing machine joining blocks for a new quilt but too busy, since we lived on a farm, to hand quilt she taught us kids ,ten of us, to tie the quilts. It was great fun and we could not wait to put it on our bed and point our different blocks and remember the old garment it came from. Mom’s mother was a bed patient most of her married life but she didn’t waste time. She made beautiful quilts all by hand. All my life I have had an interest in quilting but never seemed to have the time until now that I am a retired widow. I completed my first last year and enjoyed it so much. It was trip around the world. Now I am working on an Irish Chain. I am on a limited income so am in hopes that I might get the free material.

    Rose Cole on August 7, 2012
  • My aunt Nell had 2 quilts that her mother had made in the early thirties. When I was little she could tell me a story about almost every single piece of fabric in the quilt. It didn’t just keep me warm, it told me my history. Those flour sacks are still part of my life, eighty years later. The new fabric reminds me cookies in the oven and stories on the couch. The attention to the small details in the new fabric remind me of the women in my family. They didn’t have a lot, but the attention to small details made aprons, pot holders and quilts special.

    —Kelly Sales on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of when I was a little girl and my grandmother would give me scraps of feedbags to make clothes for my dolls. The bright colors and patterns always would catch my eye. I still look for those eye-catching prints when doing my fabric shopping and I have a good stash to chose from.

    —Libby Erb on August 7, 2012
  • Those cheerful colors are the draw for me! Nice clear tones that all seem to get along so well. The patterns from the period are also great, with lots of odd angles and curves; I really like that first fan pattern on this post!

    Sally on August 7, 2012
  • Thye reminde me of my grandmother who died when I was 5 – she had made several 9 patch quilts for 2 sets of twins in the family and 1 for the parents

    Sharon on August 7, 2012
  • I am in love with the 30’s fabric. I have just completed the daisy quilt using them and they are the most cheerful fabrics you could wish for. They bring a smile to my face when I see quilts using these fabric and I get goosebumps handling them. I will never tire of these marvelous fabrics.

    —Lyn Anderson on August 7, 2012
  • I love the variety of bright, cheerful prints.

    —Linda on August 7, 2012
  • When I was a kid we had feedsacks put by in the attic. There weren’t alot of them, but it was a treasure that my grandmother shared with me. Years later, when the family homestead was cleaned out, I was given a quilt which contained some of the familiar prints as well as pieces of cloth that were from my old clothing and from dresses and aprons that my mother made. I sleep under this quilt every night and I honor the women who made it. Memories of fresh air, a clothesline, hanging quilts out to air, all of it comes rushing back. I would very much love to have this assortment to make a memory for my daughters.

    —Merrilee Gladkosky on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabrics as they are so HAPPY!, AND all the colors play well together to make a beautiful scrappy quilt. It is hard for me to do just scrappy – I am a controlled scrappy girl, and 30s fit the bill for that:). I hace made one larbe (queen) 30’s quilt and won Viewers Choice at out Quilt Show. Thank you for the opportunity!

    —Dee on August 7, 2012
  • I love the light feeling that the pastels give you. The quilts in these books are stunning!

    Lynda DeTray on August 7, 2012
  • I’ve not really seen 30’s fabrics in person but they look pretty cheerful online. Would love to win.

    Carla on August 7, 2012
  • Crisp and fresh looking.

    —Barbara Forslind on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts in the 30’s styles are so sweet and cheerful. And the variety of prints makes them interesting to look at.

    —Lisa Marie on August 7, 2012
  • What I love most about quilts from the 30s is the applique patterns. I just love the animals, florals, Sunbonnet Sues and Dresden plates in all the bright cheery colors set against white. I want to make every one! I love the Applique Revival and Animal Quilts by Mary Koval patterns. Such FUN.

    —Nancy Bekofske on August 7, 2012
  • These look like great fabrics. My grandmothers & mother quilted with fabric like this. Would love to get some to try some quilts with myself.

    —Judie on August 7, 2012
  • Oh what lovely materiaal. My late mom was born in 1932 and wouldnt it be just wonderful to win these lovely material. ~She will then even be closer to my heart.

    —Marthie on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors. These quilts make me feel happy. I love the pastel prints!

    —Cindy on August 7, 2012
  • These prints take me back to the dresses and p.j.’s of my childhood lovingly made by my grandmother on her treadle sewing machine. Then out of the left over scraps she would make little dollie quilts for my little pink doll bed. I have kept my little quilts through all these years, they now hang where I can see them every day. I would love to win a package of these fabrics and fashion a ‘new/old’ quilt from them for my ‘big’ bed. They bring images of a happy childhood filled with so much love.

    —Cindy on August 7, 2012
  • It’s a nostalgia thing for me. I remember my Grandmother and her sister sewing aprons and "house-dresses" on their treadle sewing machine in the kitchen I grew up in. Those tiny floral and geometric prints bring back wonderful memories of childhood/ I have a few dresden plate blocks that need completing from that very fabric and that fat quarter bundle would work beautifully intermixed with them.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Tora on August 7, 2012
  • I absolutely love 30’s fabrics. They take me back to a time when things were simpler and there wasn’t so much trouble and arguing over how we should live. You just worked and accomplished the things you were supposed to and went to sleep with peace because you had finished your day.

    —Helen Cheney on August 7, 2012
  • I find the 30’s quilts so soothing and eye pleasing. I remember gazing at them as a child and the next thing I knew, it was morning!

    —Karen Carroll on August 7, 2012
  • Why do I love fabrics from the 30s?

    They remind me of grandma’s scrap basket and jars of buttons. We used to play outside all day, chased the chickens and when we caught them, they were so soft and squishy. We could sit on the porch swing and drift off to nap or ride in the wheel barrow and pick the little wild flowers that grandma would put in a jar in the window. Her aprons (made of the 30’s types fabrics) waving on the clothes line. She had so many kinds, most had with bibs and pockets and she used them as pot holders or to dry our tears.

    The colors of the 30s fabrics are sweet and clear and cheerful. And so appropriate for scrappy quilts. Thanks for the memories!

    —Corky on August 7, 2012
  • My Grandmother snd Aunts loved to Quilt and I inherited their love for quilting. These fabrics would lead me to copy one of my favorits for my Granddaughter.

    elr on August 7, 2012
  • When I walk past the section of 30’s fabric in the quilt store, I am uncontrollably drawn to these fabrics and I have to touch them. They give me a warm feeling inside. But, more than that, I enjoy seeing these fabrics used in the more modern quilts, showing that these prints are timeless.

    —Karen on August 7, 2012
  • I love all the patterns and colors, but I really love this fabric line because my first grandchild is named Addelyne. Pronounced the same way just spelled different.

    —LeAnn on August 7, 2012
  • Colors, versatility, and memories! ‘Nuff said!

    —Dianne on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30″s fabrics because I grew up snuggling under quilts my Mama Dingler had made out of fabric scraps. She taught my Mother to quilt using the scraps from their clothes and the quilting gene was passed on to me. I am reminded of the simpler time in which they lived every time I see reproductions of fabrics they worked with.

    —Virginia Miller on August 7, 2012
  • In the early 1960’s I can remember my mother pointing out pieces of fabric in the quilts made by my grandmother and great-grandmother. She would say "This was a dress I wore to church or this was one of my favorite shirts." Because of the waste not, want not of the 1930’s, every scrap of fabric either left over from making clothes or from "worn-out" clothes were saved to put into a quilt. When I started quilting in the 1970’s, my grandmother told me that I was the only grandchild she had that would be warm all winter long because I made quilts. She had 9 grandchildren and I am still the only one that quilts. The 1930’s fabrics make me feel all warm and cozy on the inside.

    —Dianne Reed on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics look so happy; they always make me smile. 🙂

    —Carolyn on August 7, 2012
  • My little Dutch grandmother had a saying up on yhe mirror in her bedroom about using it up..wearing it out..or "do without. " By the time I came along she wasn’t able to make quilts anymore but there was one I used to cuddle under when I spent the night at her house. I know now that it was made from 30’s fabric but at the time it was just "Nana’s quilt." My older sister ended up with it and used it to wrap around her hot water tank! It was ruined by the time I found out about that… But 30’s fabric brings back warm and happy memories of my grandmother and the fun we had. As for Sis..I ‘ve been quilting for 30 yrs and have NEVER made her a quilt! 😉

    —Yvonne Hamilton on August 7, 2012
  • I just Love the fresh primary colors. They are so much brighter and happier than other 30’s fabrics I’ve used. I can see endless possibilities with this collection.

    —Ginny on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics and the gorgeous quilts that are specifically designed for those prints remind me of my Grandma and the Grandmother’s Flower garden quilt that she made for me. It was all done by hand. She never knew that I have now learned to quilt and I know that she would be shocked but would love it!

    —Lori B. on August 7, 2012
  • LOVE, ! That’s what these fabrics shout out to me! They bring back so many fond memories and fill my heart with cheer.
    The colors, the prints, the patterns are love all wraped up in a neat little bundle! I just love this new line created by Nancy and P&B makes the greatest fabrics! What more could I say? They are great!

    —Patty McLean on August 7, 2012
  • I love the way they look, they remind me of when I used to go to my Grandmother’s and she would always have a quilt of some kind on the bed for me. They were so colorful and detailed. I loved looking at them and sitting with her in her sewing room and doing projects with her. They have such a wonderful look to them.

    Laurie P on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s prints remind of the quilts that were on the beds at my grandparents’ cottage when I was a little girl. Memories of both sunny, fun days near the water, and being wrapped up & safe when a summer storm would hit.

    —Mary on August 7, 2012
  • I just inherited an antique treadle sewing machine. I would like to make a quilt on it with antique fabric designs. <3

    —Julie on August 7, 2012
  • Memories of watching my Grandmother, Mother an Aunts setting around the old quilting frame that took up one wall of the tiny apartment that Grandma then lived in, talking an quilting – an of my Grandmother with her pieces of fabric cutting an sewing an us granddaughters having the responsibility of keeping the needles threaded so the ladies could keep on quilting. As a teen Grandma showed me how to piece the "flower garden" block the one of all stop sign shapes, never finished that, but spent many great hours with her learning the basics of what I once again am attempting to lear in my "Golden Years".

    —Alice L on August 7, 2012
  • These quilts are like a part of my family history. I have kept pieces of ones that were completely "worn out," added new bindings or borders and used them as wall hangings, still use others on the bed. Projects on my "to do" list include repair/restoration of quilts that were on my bed in childhood. They bring such sweet memories of family members long gone home. I still have the hooks in the ceiling at our farm and the quilting frames used by my grandmother and aunts in the 20’s and 30’s–where some of my quilts that used every scrap of intact fabric from worn out shirts and dresses were made.

    —Ginger on August 7, 2012
  • I love, love, love 30s fabric. I have a collection of feedsack/flour sacks and also some vintage cottons. A quilt of 30s fabrics is what I envision when I think of quilts and quilting. So homey and such character.

    —Ellen on August 7, 2012
  • I Love the colors they are so bright and they are fun to look at and bring back memories of when we are younger.
    Mary

    —Mary Edwards on August 7, 2012
  • As a history lover and a quilter, I love the 1930’s! It was a time of difficulty; the Dustbowl, the Depression. However, quilters used their ingenuity to make useful and beautiful items for their families. Items were used, reused and repurposed. The colors and fabrics were cheerful and happy in a time when there was much stress and worry. The designs of the times always remind me of a simpler and gentler time in our history. Fabrics and reproduction fabrics from the 1930’s always make me happy!

    —Sharon Costello on August 7, 2012
  • For me it’s the tiny figures of animals and children – so precious.

    —Pat Seager on August 7, 2012
  • I have a few of the 30’s reproduction fabrics but so far have not used them. They are so clean and sweet and I love patterns like Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Butterflies, and Dresden Plate. I seem to be going back to lighter, less busy quilts, perhaps we all want some of the reminders of days gone by. Caroline Barton

    —Caroline Barton on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and simplicity of design in the 30’s quilts. They remind me of the quilts my grandmother made when I was a child. Unfortunately they didn’t survive and I am now doing a 30’s sampler BOM. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabrics.

    —Mary Jean Price on August 7, 2012
  • Well, I love two things about 30’s prints. I love all the different little prints and I love how you can put brights and pastels together in a 30’s quilt and it works.

    Carrie P. on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics bring thoughts of my grandmother. She was a farmer’s wife who lived through the Depression and knew how to be frugal. She did not have the money or luxury of buying fabric for her quilts. She used scraps from dresses and from her sisters to make her quilts…all done by hand at night after the day’s work was done. I remember the flour sacks that also added to her "stash". As a child she let me sit on her bed and arrange and rearrange the blocks as she finished them. That occupied me for hours! After I married she hand pieced and quilted a Grandmother’s Flower Garden for me. I treasure it along with the heirloom quilt that her mother made and I now have. My grandmother has been gone now for forty years but I think of her often, especially when I see the 30’s fabric. Such wonderful memories.

    —Virginia/AK on August 7, 2012
  • The colors are so happy and bright and make you smile. It speaks to me of a happier time of friends and neighbors and Americana.

    —Drayanna Lambert on August 7, 2012
  • It brings to life my care free days as a child. Grandma would piece together and then quilt with those same type fabrics that we would snuggle up with on cold winter nights. Often we would take one of her quilts and lay it in the floor and play with my little brothers cars as we imagined our own little palaces.

    —Cathy on August 7, 2012
  • The Quilts from the 30s fabrics remind me of the wonderful days spend with my great grandmother and my grandmother. They always had quilts on their beds, as well as ours and they were so beautiful. I remember just laying on the bed looking at all the different fabrics. I should have known then that I would grow up to LOVE to sew and quilt myself. Thanks for the memories.

    —carla dotson on August 7, 2012
  • I think it brings back cherished memories of love and safety. My special memory is going to my grandma’s on the county farm in Ga. We would spend the night and there was only the one wood burning stove in the dinging/kitchen area. So every bed had several heavy quilts on it. You got into the covers and you could hardly move or turn over from the weight of those lovely warm quilts. It was so hard to crawl out of their warmth the next morning to get dressed by that old wood stove. Such memories of happy loving times.

    —Shirleysonshine on August 7, 2012
  • Ah, sweet memories of dresses made by my mom for my sister and I. To this day I wish these dresses had been kept, but alas, they did not. The feel, the beautiful colors and the look of each design on the 30’s fabric, such cute designs, love all fabric and looks from the 30’s! Every quilt pattern I see from the 30’s "draws" me into a time long ago where there were used up and kept simple, just love them!

    Margaret on August 7, 2012
  • Oh geez- these fabrics remind me of the quilt my Nana made for me when I was a little girl- Sunbonnet Sue- the dresses were made from fabric that my Mom used to make me clothes- or that Nana used somewhere. Every single one of the "ladies" held something different in her hands. My Nana would find a small bird or bunch of flowers in the prints, then she carefully cut them out and appliqued them in the ladies hands- no 2 were alike. I remember my favorite one was holding a china teapot- in my favorite color- purple! My quilt is no longer in use today, but is stored away to be handed down to my grandkids some day. Nana is gone now, but that quilt is what led me to quilting with my Nana- the old fashion way- with paper patterns (hand drawn on the Newspaper or grocery bags and handed down), scissors (no rotary cutters then), Needle and thread.

    —Claudia on August 7, 2012
  • I love the thirties fabric, because of the prints in the fabric, and the color combinations. And as stated it represents a era in time when women used their creativity with what they had. Wether it was a flour sack or a worn out shirt. They wasted nothing, and often what may appeared as a rag to some. They turned it into a piece of art and beauty.

    —Rebecca Chambley on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s were very hard times….so a quilt bright and pretty, and made with all that love, meant the world to someone that recieved it. I’d love to be able to keep passing on those good feeling thur my quilts. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!!!!

    —Shelley Smith on August 7, 2012
  • I just love these quilts and the patterns used. They are simple in design, have very clear and clean colors, lovely little prints and the best part is that they are so happy. These quilts definately represent a different time where life was much simpler and less complicated than today. This simplicity signifies the contentment these women had at being able to be so creative with what they had available and what they could afford. There are many quiet lessons to be learned from these quilts. What a gift to share !

    —Susan Stone on August 7, 2012
  • Perhaps, in the back of my mind, they remind me of grandmothers I never knew and wonder if they ever sewed or wore aprons. The sweet innocence of childhood and youth that you can never return to only in memories.

    —Mary on August 7, 2012
  • I really like the softer colors (and cheery too). They always make me think of the ladies making the clothes and quilts by hand with love.

    —Judy S on August 7, 2012
  • I love the memories of my Grandmother when I look at 30’s fabrics. She is the one who patiently taught me to sew. I always admired her inner strength during difficult times and her love of family. when i look at 30’s fabrics, it is her housedresses and aprons that I see.

    Patricia on August 7, 2012
  • Many of the quilts from the 30’s have a scrappy look. However, even with the the use of what was on hand, their was still a balance given with the scraps. To me this symbolizes how women were able to create eye appealing masterpieces, with the little they had available. I guess even when they were given lemon’s, lemonade was made.

    —Grace Capuano on August 7, 2012
  • I like the colors and the small prints of the 30’s fabric. It is fun to make things with this kind of fabric. I think one of these bundles would like to come to my house and play. Thanks.

    —Jenelle Boxberger on August 7, 2012
  • I HAVE NEVER SEEN A 30’S QUILT THAT WASN’T PRETTY. NO MATTER WHICH FABRICS YOU THROW TOGETHER, THEY ALWAYS LOOK GREAT. I THINK IT’S THE SOFTNESS NEXT TO THE WHITE BACKGROUNDS THAT MAKES ME WARM AND FUZZY.

    —Phyllis Gall on August 7, 2012
  • OMG! I love the detail work on the Forever Summer quilt, the Bunny Hop quilt makes me smile…and the Jeweled Wedding Day is so detailed, it is gorgeous! I am just starting to get into the art of quilting, I have started collecting fabrics that attract me, and finding websites that I enjoy and are helpful to me. Yours is one of those! It makes me excited!!!
    Thank you,,
    Lucinda

    —Lucinda Perrin on August 7, 2012
  • Growing up my dad would bring home feedsacks with prints on them. I loved the little prints, and the soft pastel prints, sometimes brighter prints. It is from this that I found my love for sewing. I do admire the women of years ago and how they made such beautiful quilts without all the modern conveniences we now have in sewing.

    —mary hehlke on August 7, 2012
  • I grew up with my mother’s quilt, which was made out of 30’s fabric (maybe 40’s also), and it was always an inspiration to me, and as a child the small prints were fascinating. The quilt wasn’t as bright as the new 30’s reproduction fabrics we can buy now, since it had been washed quite a bit. I have the quilt on display now, and it still inspires me!

    —Denise L. on August 7, 2012
  • Thirties quilts are innovative in the use of color and whatever fabrics were available. I love the stitching, sometimes done by hand, other times by straight stitch sewing machine. The use of color and pattern, while sometimes limited, demonstrated the "eye" of the quilter: was she artistic or utilitarian? You can picture her, stealing a few minutes from her busy day to cut and sew something her family could really use and enjoy. I think we all can relate to that!

    —Joanna Bruno on August 7, 2012
  • I love the homey feeling of the thirties fabrics. They’re bright, but my grandmas had faded out, and they were still beautiful. Theres just something about them, new and old, that calls out to me.

    —Cindy Dahlgren on August 7, 2012
  • The colors used in 30’s prints are so cheerful. I have a couple of surviving quilts my grandmother and great-grandmother made in the 30’s from these types of prints.

    Linda F. on August 7, 2012
  • I love the thirties fabrics because they remind me of helping my mother trace around templates made from cereal boxes, then sorting them by color.
    And hoping there would be a large enough piece left to make a new dress for my doll.

    —valma honeyfield on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about 30’s Quilts is how ‘fresh’ they seem. They remind me of a "sheets hanging on the clothesline" kind of clean.

    —Mary Fredrichs on August 7, 2012
  • In hard times fabric for quilts was a luxury. Using scraps from clothing was the way to to stretch the budget. Today it is almost a lost art. I love the cheerful clear colors and prints of the 30’s. I remember my Grandmother saving the feed and flour sacks to make a special quilt for a wedding gift.

    —Judy Bowes on August 7, 2012
  • These prints remind me so much of the quilts and clothes my grandmother made when I was little. She was a dynamic force in my childhood and I am determined to keep her thread of love strong as I pass it down to my grandchildren. Those aren’t just pretty little prints, they represent generations of strong women who made do and kept families alive.

    —Pam on August 7, 2012
  • The patterns & fabrics remind me of the well-worn aprons that my grandma always used to wear.

    —Lindeeg on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful, whimsical colors and patterns in this fabric. I would love to design and make a quilt using these fabrics!

    —Lynn Ekstrom on August 7, 2012
  • I would love to get my grand children started sewing. And what a fun way for them to start is by making their own quilt to keep as a tresure.
    This could be passed on down to their future family and keep these beautiful fabrics from disappearing. What a great way to teach the future generations a little about history and have a memorable time at the same time.

    —Melanie on August 7, 2012
  • My Mother married in 1934 moved from rural Minnesota to downtown Washington, D.C. where my Dad was called to be a Pastor to the black population of Washington. What a change for her! I was born in 1937. Her Minnesota sisters sent her feed sacks to make dresses for me and she saved the scraps and started a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt for me. She never got it finished, but I took the piece that she hand pieced and made a wall hanging, using it as the "tree" and adding a trunk for my Grandmother’s Flower Garden tree. It hangs over my sewing machine as a constant reminder of her influence on my love for quilting. When I sew quilts using her leftover patches and come across a piece from one of my dresses I use the tree as my encyclopedia to identify the year she made that dress. What a wonderful treasure!

    P.S. I could send a picture of the wall hanging if you’d like.

    —Ruth Hall on August 7, 2012
  • I love the pastel shades – so sweet and girlie!

    Helen on August 7, 2012
  • I love the happy colors of the thirty’s fabrics. Ese collections look wonderful

    —Sheila Symanski on August 7, 2012
  • Living in a 1912 home has brought out my passion for "what is old is new again!" The 30’s fabrics bring grace to the projects I have used them in…even when doing a supersized verison of Sunbonnet Sue, as a statement acknowledging the need to fight childhood obesity.

    —barbara on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful and bright colors. The little animals are so cute and you can’t help but feel good looking at them!

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

    —Sue on August 7, 2012
  • I love the wonderful colors. While there are many beautiful fabrics out there, 30’s are crisp and clear. Just love them!

    —Diane Fields on August 7, 2012
  • I love the quilt squares, it reminds me of my Grandmother, who showed me how to quilt and sew. I plan to start making more quilts in the near future for weddings and baby shower presents. These squares also remind me of the beautiful quilts we saw at Williamsburg Virgina.

    Love the Web sites

    Susan Lewis on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics remind me of the quilt by great-grandmother made for my mother. I also have a log cabin quilt made from scraps during the 30’s. These are a treasure.

    —Nancy Bennett on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilts are like the "comfort food" of quilting. They remind me of home and the first quilts I remember, those made by my grandmother and great-grandmother.

    —Marcia Brenner on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s prints make me think of simpler days. And, of course, my grandmother’s house.

    —Sandy Henke on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabrics becuase it brings back memories of my wonderful Grandmother, and I have a 30’s quilt she made with her dresses and my Dad’s baby "dresses" (boys wore a type of gown til age 2 I was told).
    I have made 3 30’s quilts and a wallhanging. THE COLORS ARE SO CHEERFUL and bright. Lightens up a room.

    —Mary Lou Rounds on August 7, 2012
  • These 30’s fabrics remind me of the look of my Grandmaw.. coming out to find my sister and I with fold-over bread, butter and sugar sandwiches. Just looking at these fabrics brings back all those wonderful memories. That’s why I love this collection..just like I loved her! It warms my heart and it brings me back to those times.

    —Sandra S Smith on August 7, 2012
  • I love the ’30 fabric because of the love my grandmother stitched into her quilts using this type of fabric. My Grandmother Young so often had a quilt she was piecing where ever she was and never had idle hands. I contribute my love of quilting to her.

    —Lynn Smith on August 7, 2012
  • I was growing up in the fifties and everything we had was left over from the thirties, especially the drapes! You know the ones I am talking about with the large plume like feathers- it would make me dizzy as a kid tracing those lines. Who knew that now as a quilter I wish I could recreate those same plumes on a quilt top….sigh. Mom’s dishes and even the tablecloths. We were so poor but she always set the table like the Queen of England was coming to supper! No melamine on her table! China and glasses and serving platter. Heavens some nights it would be fried green tomatoes and ham hocks but you would not know that if you were visiting. We took care of our things and had respect. She bought an old Singer Treadle and I remember her sewing up those drapes into a quilt, kitchen curtains and yes of course and apron and toaster coaster. Seeing the bundles of fabric reminds of the feed sacks she had saved given to her by her mother. I would kill for that stash now.LOL!

    —Penny on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics make me feel nostalgic. The fabrics take me back to being a child in the 50’s and my small wooden rocking chair with a patchwork cushion that my Mom made from 30’s fabrics. For an instant I can remember the feeling of a simpler time. The smell of fresh air on line dried clothes, the warmth of summer before air conditioning, the sounds of my stay-at-home Mom cleaning house, while I played with dolls.

    —Bonnie on August 7, 2012
  • When I was a young child, I lived across the lane from my Grandmother and she used to hang her aprons and dresses on her clothesline. Now today I have made my first 1930’s quilt and was lucky enough to find a fabric that shows the reproductions prints on a clothesline with clothespegs. I used that fabric for a border print on my quilt. And here I am today in 2012 and I still use a clothesline, and perhaps my quilt will hang on it one day………

    —Roxy Agar on August 7, 2012
  • I love the tiny calico prints of the 30’s fabrice and the cheery colors!

    —Linda R. on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics bring back all the welcoming and warm memories of spending time in Grandma’s kitchen. Drifting through the air was the smell of warm chocolate chip cookies, or some other goodie. You always felt safe and loved. Those were great days!

    —Diane Poirier on August 7, 2012
  • I didn’t have grandmothers who sewed or quilted, so making quilts out of 30’s fabrics gives me a sense of history and simpler days. Plus, since we’re using quality newer fabrics, I know they will last into the future for my children and grandchildren.

    —Kathy Harris on August 7, 2012
  • Looking at all of these beautiful quilts reminds me of visiting my family’s homes in Tennessee. They always had these quilts with beautiful, happy colors. When I see these it reminds me of snuggling down under one of them at bedtime, the windows open and the breeze blowing gently on the curtains knowing that when morning came I would be awakened by a crowing rooster. Wow, I can almost smell the bacon and eggs! Thanks for the memory

    Laverne G on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and prints of the 30’s fabric. I am always think of my grandmother Adeline. She made many quilts using these fabrics while living on a farm in Oklahoma.

    —Jill Holsonback on August 7, 2012
  • In the days when I knew absolutely nothing about quilting, I found a box of grandmother’s fan blocks in my mother’s loft. They were made about 65 years ago, and intended for my sister and me. I plunged right in, and with great enthusiasm, I worked from Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving. These two quilts are still my family’s favorites, and my daughter-in-law remarked that there was going to be a family fight over mine when I die. Now with 4 granddaughters, I would love to begin making them their own 30’s reproduction quilts. Your patterns are just lovely!

    —Gail M on August 7, 2012
  • The color palette of the 30’s has always made my heart and soul sing loudly and with pride. The prints were sweet, delicate, and charming. The patterns allow for great combinations of fabric within the designs of each quilt. The yo-yo quilt my Grandfather paid $.25 at a raffle just thrills the creative mind. The 30’s fabric has tenacity.

    —Phyllis Prodan on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics and patterns bring back memories of growing up. Even when I was a child in the 40’s, times were so different. Much slower paced, especially when you lived on a farm. My mother wasn’t a quilter, she was always too busy with the chickens and garden, but I do have a quilt made from "feedsack" material that she used to make my grade school dresses in the 50’s. I would love to make a quilt out of some of the 30’s fabrics and pass them down to my granddaughters so they too can have a piece of their history.

    —Ruth Valdez on August 7, 2012
  • Like so many or us, they make me think of my Great Grandmother. She was 80 years old the year I was born and I always think of her with her needle in her hand quilting. I was 16 when we lost her but I have a postage stamp quilt that she made. It is one of my fondest treasures. I hope my granddaughters will treasure my quilts
    as I do Great Grandma"s.

    —Teddi Robeson on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics remind me of the quilt my great-grandmother made for my mother.

    —Nancy Bennett on August 7, 2012
  • I like the colors and pretty prints in 30’s fabric. I have made a number of baby quilts with 30’s fabric. I would love to win one of these fabric packs.

    —Sharon Lichter on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fabrics and quilts of the 30’s because it speaks of women’s love of beauty even in the midst of tough times. It reminds me of my mom and grandma and their love of making beautiful, useful quilts

    —joyce hammer on August 7, 2012
  • i was born in the thirties and remember the quilting circles enjoyed my my grandmother and her friends and i was so happy that they let me watch and sometimes make a stitch or more. i now belong to a group of ladies and we quilt and do so many other crafts. now nearly 80 and on social security really would be honored to be your winner. thank you for your consideration and i hope whoever wins will let you see what they did with your beautiful fabrics.

    —peggie osgood on August 7, 2012
  • They are such cheerful prints and make wonderful baby quilts!
    thanks!

    —Linda E in AZ on August 7, 2012
  • I grew up with those quilts on my bed – my Granny and my Grandma both went through the Depression, Granny with 11 children and Grandma with 10. Both were farm women here in the Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks in Arkansas. I asked my Daddy one time how the Depression affected his family and he said that it really wasn’t all that much different from every other year when you lived on a farm in these mountains. Granny and Grandma both quilted, and so did my mother and all my aunts. I always say that I grew up under a quilt, because there was always one in the frames at somebody’s house. Although I wasn’t born until 1958, Mother, Grandma and Granny all had huge sacks of scraps, many of which dated back to the 30’s. These are the fabrics of my childhood, and yes, I love them all.

    —Brenda Sanders on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics from the 30’s are a delightful combination of color and whimsy – without being childish or overly feminine. I think they may also bring back memories for many of us of cuddling under Grandma’s quilt. I had a quilt on my (childhood) bed that my grandmother made when she was young and I always felt loved and cherished huddled under it.

    —Lisa P on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 1930’s fabric because it reminds me slower gentler time. Things may have been hard but family and neighbors were there to lift you up and help you get back on your feet. The quilting was often shared among friends where they would gather and fellowship over a quilt one was working on and go from house to house in such a manner.

    I love the colors and designs of the 30’s also and don’t know of a quilt that has been made with this fabric that I have not fallen in love with it.

    —Katherine Brown on August 7, 2012
  • I already own one of the books. I love the memories the fabrics and the patterns invoke. My mother did some quilting before I was born (65+ years ago) and I have inherited one of those quilts, a butterfly pattern, made with ’30s prints. I realize as I look at it that it is a part of my heritage and wished she had taught me to quilt in my childhood so that I would have inherited that skill too. She taught me to be creative and crafty, which is why I quilt today. Whoopppee!!

    —Kay on August 7, 2012
  • who doesn’t like to return to the innocency of childhood, which is represented by the 30’s fabrics? the love, the fun, the make believe… xooxox

    mary Numme on August 7, 2012
  • These quilts are great and I would love to be able to make them . I was born in the sixtys and never seen these patterns but would love to be able to make them and show them off , they have such beautiful patterns .

    —danielle on August 7, 2012
  • My maternal grandmother quilted for her eleven children in the 1930’s. She passed away before I was born, but my love of quilting started when I inherited some hand-pieced tops that she had made. Growing up I felt the colors and the fabrics were so very special because my grandmother had handled them. Today, as I teach my granddaughters the love of quilting, I am pulled to the fabrics Grandmother Mary used because those are truly quilts pieced with love.

    —Sandy N. on August 7, 2012
  • My tastes are eclectic, but I do so love the versatility of the 30’s fabrics. They can be used for adult quilts, nursery quilts, home dec – actually anything you can dream up. They were the first ‘style’ of fabric I collected.

    —Sandy H on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics, they give me a warm cozy feeling just by looking at them. Thank you for the chance at winning this wonderful group.
    Marge

    —Margery on August 7, 2012
  • memories of the grandmother flower garden quilt my grandmother made on her treadle sewing machine. Fun designs

    —Sue Duisenberg on August 7, 2012
  • I love the look of all those quilts. My favorite thing about the 30’s fabrics is how cheery they are.

    —Kathy h on August 7, 2012
  • Remember the Christmas Carol lyric "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go” that was my Grandmother. You could either smell Sugar Cookies cooling on a tray or smell the pot roast in the wood stove simmering away. Moreover, you knew for sure that Grandma’s newest Tea Towels trimmed in the ‘original’ 30’s prints was sitting next to her chair and she would be embroidering them by night fall. So when I see the new reproduction 30s fabric, I see Grandma, tea towels, and the scrappy quilts she loved to make.

    —Susan on August 7, 2012
  • My most treasured quilt is a Grandmother’s Flower Garden made in the 1930′ by my paternal Grandmother. I would love to make a quilt using 30’s prints.

    —Barb S. on August 7, 2012
  • Having a mother that "came of age" in the 30s, I think had a lot to do with how I live my life now. I take great pride in being able to "use it up, make it do, & wear it out" with everything and anything, like my mother always did. I love the styles of the 30s, both in fashion and in the quilts that still adorn my home. This collection is so inspiring. Shadow star looks so much like many of my grandmothers’ quilts and I really love the Mayflower and Country Stars ones too. It would be so wonderful to try to recreate some of these with the fabulous fabrics in this giveaway… Thanks for the opportunity and for the information on all the books… may have a couple of these on my Christmas wish list this year.

    —Lawana Whaley on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and the simple prints of the 30’s.

    —Debra Knapp on August 7, 2012
  • Thirties quilts tell stories. You can see where the quilter ran out of big enough pieces, so she pieced enough scraps together to make a patch. There are pieces of baby and juvenile prints mixed with chambray from work shirts and stripes from dress shirts or shirtwaists.

    The fabrics have shrunk up around the quilting and the raised areas are often a little bit faded or worn while the fabric closest to the quilting lines is brighter and fuller. Sometimes one corner is more worn than the other, the binding nearly gone – you wonder if a child chose that corner as a "comfort."

    The colors are clear and cheerful – times were hard but that didn’t mean that women couldn’t take even simple rag-bag scraps and make something artistic and pretty to brighten up a room. We look at some of the 30’s quilts through today’s eyes and think that someone must have been nipping at the bottle to put those two colors together. But, maybe the colors have changed over time, or maybe they made a beautiful combination in their day – or maybe that’s just all the quilter had.

    You can sometimes see that if there weren’t two or more people doing the piecing and quilting, the quilter progressed in her skills as she went along. I wonder about things like this when I see them. I often buy vintage quilt tops and finish them – I feel like I’ve accomplished something when I complete a UFO – even if it’s someone else’s. I think about this other woman, admire her sewing or her color sense or the way she knew how to fussy cut long before we called it that.

    Thrifty, cheerful, comforting. I love a lot of quilt styles, but quilts that have a 30’s feel to them will always be my favorites.

    —Elizabeth Campbell on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of my Grandma’s kitchen with the enamel table top. No dishwasher! We had some of our best times there. She taught me everything worth learning. How to cook, sew, knit, crochet…and most important, how to treat other people with the same respect you expected from them. Happy memories of a better time.

    —Joan Z on August 7, 2012
  • These are so beautiful and updated. I love the Jeweled Wedding Ring – an old pattern but very updated. I made two baby quilts using 30’s fabrics and they create a warm feeling. I know both little girls enjoyed having them.

    —Cherry on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s quilt for their simple beauty. I am a first generation quilter so they are a connection to the past for me. I buy mostly modern prints but always find a place in my stash for 30’s prints. Thanks for the chance to add these lovely fabrics to my stash.

    —Four dogs and one quilter on August 7, 2012
  • i love the colours and the "feel" of the quilts. they are all gorgeous.
    Thanks for the opportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

    —Bonnie L on August 7, 2012
  • My sweet Grapndma was a quilter and she had 2 sets of twins (although one baby died) and she had 6 children under 5. During the 30’s she had to clean clothes with a ringer washer and sew with a treadle machine. When I had my twins (yes it ran in the family) I had modern conveniences in the 70’s but I had to put quilting on the back burner. I guess I wasn’t as adept at raising 3 under 2 1/2. Now I have time and I’d love to create a tribute to her.

    —Diann Kaivo on August 7, 2012
  • I have always loved quilts and fabrics from the 30’s because they are bright and cheerful. The designs are small and adorable and would be great in a quilt for anyone of any age. This would be a great give away to win!

    —JoAnnaM on August 7, 2012
  • love the vintage fabrics and I love to quilt and sew things for family
    these would make great gifts the 30s knew how important little things were.

    Patricia on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s decade was the era that my grandmother did so much quilting and sewing for her family. The fabrics are so eyecatching and she used many scraps from her sewing to fashion quilts. These are the types of fabrics I would enjoy using to make not only quilts but accessories and pieced bags out of. I might find myself transferred back to my grandmother’s era as the mother of a growing family on the farm in Byron Center MI.

    —Marijo Knoll on August 7, 2012
  • Ever since I was a kid I have been attracted to 30’s fabrics. I collect old newspaper patterns, have all six of the books shown and of course, have a "small" stash of fabrics. Now you ask me why….simple, charming and colorful is the best answer I can give. Maybe in some ways am yearning for that in my life! Thanks for the chance.

    —Deb Praus on August 7, 2012
  • It reminds me of looking in the Eaton’s and Sears catalogs when I was younger and seeing all of the fabrics and clothes. I collect very old photos and love to see the way fashions were. The fabrics remind me of a slower time spent more with family and friends, than the hurry society of today. Very pretty!

    —Cynthia Fedak on August 7, 2012
  • I love the prints because they’re small and provide a dainty detail but allow the color to pop when put together. My grandmother used small striped pieces in her Grandmother Flower Garden quilt that I completed not long ago. Those little stripes amidst all the little prints gave such great movement that it makes her garden seem alive.

    —Mona McClendon on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s remind me that I can do anything – like learning to quilt. When time were difficult, the ladies of the day made beautiful things for their families – without all our mondern gadgets. The fabrics bring home the very idea of family and love.

    —Vickie - Tucson on August 7, 2012
  • My mother was a wonderful woman. She not only taught me how to sew and make quilts but also how to cook. My favorite memories include me following her around the kitchen hanging on to her soft house dresses she made herself. 30’s fabrics remind me of "Mom".

    Kay Gunning

    —Kay Gunning on August 7, 2012
  • Those fabrics remind me of the dresses, pillowcases, quilts, and even my Grandpa’s undershorts, nightshirts and nightcaps (I helped Grandma fold the laundry and iron) that Grandma made from her chickenfeed sacks. My little Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt she made for my doll (and my doll) were destroyed when our home burned to the ground. I always think of her when I make quilts from the 30s reproduction prints. I look at old photos of life in the 30s on the Kansas plains and think of the hard life Grandma and Grandpa lived and how the feedsacks were so colorful and cheery during those hardscrabble times.

    Miriam Saye on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and prints of these fabrics. Times were tough in the 30’s, but the quilters experimented and tried new things. Their quilts have a charming and nostalgic appeal, which endures.

    —Terry on August 7, 2012
  • Those "Flirty Thirty" fabrics instantly lift your spirits with the color combos.More energy means more sewing!!!

    Irene Haller on August 7, 2012
  • After being around quilters all my life most of them felt the 30’s fabrics were a chance to have something beautiful when they added some to their quilts pieced from the family’s old clothes. I still feel like that, as well as it was "a new lease on life" when you saw a rather ugly piece next to a bright new piece–somehow bringing tired hands, fabrics, and hearts back to a new life.
    Elizabeth Schnelle

    —Elizabeth Schnelle on August 7, 2012
  • Wow! these are fantastic! I love old quilts and regret that I did not store and hide those quilted (by hand) by my mother-in-law. Those quilts told a story; we forget sometimes that quilts were made for use back then and not so much for display. They were used for warmth on a bed, for keeping biscuits hot:), covering leaky windows in the winter and much much more. Your fabrics are great and conjure up imagination of my great grandmother who made quilts for 12 children…those old quilts did not have quilting fabric; they were often made with retired shirts, aprons, dresses and other little scraps of fabric. They were sewn by hand using an oil lamp and they had to be finished before winter! I would love to live this memory with your gracious creations. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

    —Gee on August 7, 2012
  • The prints of the 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmother’s dresses.

    —Flora Humphrey on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the 30’s fabrics. Such a warm feeling about them and I can never get tired of them.

    Always think of my grandmother when I use them and her old treadle machine.

    I have made several children’s quilts with the 30’s fabric and pass them out at Christmas to the children in the Pediatric wards. I love the smile it brings to these sick children at Christmas.

    —Karen C on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s Quilts remind me of home. They bring to mind the love and hard work families did everyday. Women took pride in their handwork. The saying "A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine" comes to life in 30’s quilts.
    Homemade was a wonderful thing.

    Karen Stephens on August 7, 2012
  • The quilts remind me of my grandmother and great grandmother who both quilted. "Shawdow Star" looks like it came right out of my grandmother’s closet. My great gramdmother made me a yoyo doll from 30’s fabric which adorns my quilt room today. I am lucky to have one of my great grandmother’s quilts which she hand quilted.

    Janet Clark

    Janet on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmother’s quilts that she made for the family and friends. They were cheerful quilts. They make you feel happy!

    —Vickie Ludiker on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and patterns that are typical of 30’s quilts. They always make feel happy.

    —Renee on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric and as an era. The country was struggling and pulled together to get through all the challenges and war. The women of that era were so resourceful and creative, not to mention had great sewing talent. I think it’s neat that they used feed sacks flour and sugar bags anything to make quilts and clothes with. I think the designs of that era is why we have so many beautiful fabrics today.

    —amanda vecera on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts made with thirties fabric remind me of the quilts that my grandmother made. She taught me to sew and more importantly, to love to sew. I remember sitting at her knee for hours on end watching her "stories" and helping her make yo-yos with feedsack fabric.

    —Kay on August 7, 2012
  • Admire the ladies of that era and how they made beautiful quilts with what they had. Love the colors and designs.

    —Marie Phelps on August 7, 2012
  • I am new to quilting and had not heard of ’30’s fabric until a year ago. I started looking around every chance I had. I was amazed how many of the different prints there are and how many memories came back to me while looking at them. I also have a quilt that my husband’s great aunt made which has helped me to decide which pattern to use. The material is soft and can help lift your spirits!

    —Mary Jo Havertape on August 7, 2012
  • I am working on an authentic 30’s quilt from scraps from my late mother-in-law. I’m hooked on the fun prints.

    —Judy Smith on August 7, 2012
  • I love those beautiful 30’s style fabrics because of the memories attached. Memories of my paternal grandmother hand piecing in her sitting room, quilting at the quilt frame in her "front room" in front of those double east windows with the African violets on a table next to the frame. My maternal grandmother always had a basket of piecing by her favorite chair and they were usually hexies for a flower garden quilt (I have one of them). I could usually find a fabric from one of my school dresses in any of them. Judy in Missouri

    —Judy Smith on August 7, 2012
  • I like the soft colors and small prints of the 30’s fabrics. I think they work well with many patterns, even the ones we would consider to be more contemporary. Quilts made formthe 30’s fabrics just seem to have a comfortable feel right from the beginning.

    —Vickie Storey on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabrics because they give me insight into the lives of quilters and sewers living in those times. The use of white (and other solids) with the colorful prints gave spark to lives that needed a bit of joy in trying times. When I use 30’s fabrics, I feel light-hearted too!

    —Linda Carhill on August 7, 2012
  • Bright and cheerful-also kitties, dogs, ducks, etc.,
    just say buy me! Thanks

    —JEM-fl on August 7, 2012
  • They take me back to my Grandmothers quilts..she had such beautiful quilts & I would always cover up with one whenever I visited/stayed with her no matter what the weather….Ahhh happier times….Thanks

    Linda Cwiklak on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s remind me of my mother and grandmother. They gave me the love of sewing. The fabrics remind me of the dresses they wore and all the items they made.

    —PaulaK on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics give me a sense of connection to the past. My Granny was a prolific quilter, and she saved almost all of her clothing and used them in her quilts. She was very poor, but somehow she always managed to send us 2 or 3 quilts a year. I vividly remember a Dresden Plate quilt that she made for Mom and Dad’s bed when I was very young. It was made out of vintage fabrics left to my Granny from her Mom. I would lie there for hours, tracing the lines of quilting, and around the blades of the Dresden plates.I still have the last quilt that she made on my bed. I didn’t see her much when I was growing up, but I feel that sense of connection to her as a quilter today. 🙂

    —Cindy Petersen-Harper on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilt fabric reminds me of a simpler time of life. My grandmother made many quilts during the 30’s, and I have some of them in my home. They are gorgeous, and I love making those kinds of quilts. They don’t require as much matching as other "lines" of fabrics. Well, they are my favorites!

    —Anita Zierman on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about the 30’fabrics is the warm memories i get from them. The thought of my grandmother being a young girl in those days, already loving fabric and always making beautiful things. She became a quilter in the early seventies. When I was a young girl she always gave me a mini project of my own from the scraps of her work.
    My dear grandmother passed away many years ago and I still miss her everyday. Whenever I am in my sewing room quilting, i feel like she’s there beside me.

    —Helene on August 7, 2012
  • The thing I love about 30’s quilts has to be the color! Bright, cheerful, animated – you name it, I like it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Barbara McDonald on August 7, 2012
  • I have always enjoyed the fabrics of the thirties. My grandmother always had a bright and cheery cloth on the table at lunch time. Seem to always make sitting down to eat a pleasure for the eyes!

    Rita McCart on August 7, 2012
  • My love of 30’s quilts and fabrics is summed up in the word ‘winsome’, which means they are ‘attractive in appearance, charming and engaging’. When I first started collecting quilting fabrics 20 years ago I was drawn to these reproduction fabrics (and real ones when I could find them) because they were so winsome! Life in the 30’s was not easy, but the fabric designers were so clever to create cheery prints to encourage and inspire the women who would use them to warm their families at night. Now I am inspired to create winsome quilts for my loved ones also!

    —Kathy on August 7, 2012
  • I love the purity of the whites. I have always worked with ivory, beige and cream, but when I work with the 30’s it feels so "true". Karen Long

    —Karen Long on August 7, 2012
  • I love both the patterns and the fabrics of the 30’s! Seeing an old quilt that was hand-stitched with love makes me happy. I even love the reproduction fabrics.

    The resourcefulness of quilters back then was amazing. They utilized scraps from worn out clothing, from feedsacks, even bits and pieces from old quilts. Now it’s called recycling or repurposing, back then it was called necessary. 🙂

    —Jane S. on August 7, 2012
  • I like the 30’s prints because they are a link to the past. I have some quilt blocks that my grandmother made and I love looking at them and thinking of her hands stitching them together, and thinking of how I love to sew and where I got my talents, desires, and abilities from, all the many generations that came before me and passed those skills down from generation to generation. Now I get to do the same with my daughters and granddaughters.

    —Sherie Christiansen on August 7, 2012
  • The very things you mention in your post are some of the things I love about 30’s quilts; the cheerful colors, the designs that seem very American to me and the history behind the fabrics and blocks that were used. One of the things that quilting gives to me is a sense of being a part of the history of the craft. Thanks so much to Martingale and to P&B Textiles.

    Joanna on August 7, 2012
  • I adore 30’s fabrics and collected them before learning to quilt. They reminded me of my sweet great grandmother for some reason. As I began digging into our family history, I discovered she used to take me out as a very young child to look at the ‘yardgoods’ and always pointed out pastels, polka dots & bright children’s fabrics that were just her taste. While none of her precious quilts made it to our generation, her passion for beautiful fabrics certainly lives on.

    The 30’s reproductions are my absolute favorites and remind me how important it is to cherish the younger generations and pass on the lessons of yesteryear. I own most of the Martingale books shown & think they’re fantastic! Of the patterns shown, my favorites include the cover of Fancy to Frugal (LOVE LOVE LOVE that one!), Nancy Mahoney’s cover quilt on Applique Quilt Revival, Stroll Around the Garden & Jeweled Wedding Ring.

    Heather on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilts remind me of summer holiday visits with my grandmother in New Brunswick. My mother was very modern and didn’t have those ‘old fashioned’ things but Nana had them on every bed. I was fascinated by them and remember asking lots of questions about who had made them. This kindled my life long interest in all things handmade.

    —Shari Robinson on August 7, 2012
  • Love the beautiful quilts and fabrics. They are so happy. We need more of this in our society.

    —Dina on August 7, 2012
  • Nostalgia…Mothers, warm snuggly quilts, lemonade, breezy-day picnics, climbing trees, bike riding, and those wonderful smells from the kitchen where there was usually a quilt on the table.

    —J Sorensen on August 7, 2012
  • They are just plain happy! It’s impossible to look at 30s fabrics and be unhappy. If you want to think beyond the cheeriness of the fabrics themselves, think of "the Depression" when so many were unemployed and in dire straits. These fabrics brought cheer to the cheerless, a bit of joy to those whose lives had little joy. It’s wonderful that we have these bits of cheer almost a century later. Hooray for reproductions!

    —Elena Sinsay on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30″s prints. They make me feel happy and carefree.

    —Bonnie on August 7, 2012
  • It is hard for me to imagine when I look at all of the cute prints, light colors that they HAD to make quilts to keep warm. These colors look so happy. They take me back to a time when I wished I had known my Grandmother who quilted. I am the third generation (and probably further down the than I think). I just love to use the prints of the 30’s. so delicate!

    —Kimberly P on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s were a hard time but also a simpler time. The fabrics of that time remind me of the lovely aprons my mother used to make. I’m so happy she taught me to sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, swim, and fold a large sheet. It makes me happy to see the array of sweet 30’s prints for what were created from them and what will be created from them today.

    —Barbara on August 7, 2012
  • I love the softness of the colors…makes it seem so inviting.

    —Bev Crabb on August 7, 2012
  • Totally remind me of my grandmother and the warmth and love she showed us always. I will always remember the scent of her and her hand made quilts.

    —Barbara Jarchow on August 7, 2012
  • LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
    DJ

    Dawn on August 7, 2012
  • I really like the 30’s quilts because I think they were colorful. I like how they used alot of color multiprintks that made the quilts pop like the modern ones of today.

    —ruth on August 7, 2012
  • "Forever Summer" is so beautiful, it is inspiring. Never done anything with 30’s fabrics. That pattern and the new fabrics could certainly whet anyone’s whistle. A couple of the others caught my eye also.

    —Dottie on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics take me back to the times I would go out to the feed truck with my grandmother to make sure she got enough sacks of the same print to make whatever project she was working on. It was as if she had a fabric store on wheels when the truck came to deliver the feed in cloth sacks for Grandpa’s chickens.

    —Glenda Webb on August 7, 2012
  • There are so many things I love about 30’s quilts and their reproductions! I love the softness of the colors, the classic patterns and, especially the sense of connection they give me to my grandmother and great-aunts, all of whom used their quilting to lighten the darkness of such a troubled economic era.

    Beth Strand on August 7, 2012
  • My parents were born in the 1930’s so I feel a connection to that era. I really like the colors and patterns of the fabrics also. The frugal ways of quilters with their scrap piecing makes me smile and enjoy my scraps too.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Sheila F. on August 7, 2012
  • I love love love the 30’s fabrics in quilts. They are so cheerful, interesting and they make you feel like your at Grandma’s house! You feel warm, loved and hugged when wrapped in a quilt from 30’s fabrics. It is like being kissed by sunshine, soothed by the lightly falling rain, and blessed by the first snowfall of winter snuggled under a quilt. No other fabrics make me feel this way!

    —Kathy M Boice on August 7, 2012
  • This quilts are just plain happy. Their cheerfulness extends to today’s times as well…Dismal news on TV, happy bright 30’s quilts are uplifting.

    Diane on August 7, 2012
  • The ’30 is only memory for me, its the time when my grandparents just were adults young ones with dreams of the future nice and cozy.
    Hard working people: my grandpa with two horses ploughing the fields and bring the seeds in, to have corn, wheat and other food in the late summer and autumn.
    Grandma who was sewing cozy dresses for the baby girl and her sisters she is my mother and auntys, they wear this colours and this cottons in little lovely dresses.
    So this is my commemoration of the ’30, its all old storys that grandma was told me when I show her my first patchwork and quilting blanket 20 years ago.

    —Linda on August 7, 2012
  • Such wonderful prints–simple, clean, crisp. They certainly define an era of history.

    —Susan on August 7, 2012
  • I love the conversation prints from that era and how unsophisticated they appear. They are bright and the quilts made with them, have so much to look at, which helps to keep my interest longer.

    —Pam Huggins on August 7, 2012
  • It has to be the colours and the curves. I think the curves give the impression it was a gentler age despite the hardships many suffered.

    —Lixie on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmothers quilts. I am so lucky to have "inherited" a couple of them, and I have them hanging on an old ladder in my bedroom. As I look at the fabric in them, I think about what her life must have been like. The cute flowers and childhood scenes inspire me, as it must have inspired her!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jan on August 7, 2012
  • The original quilts were made with whatever fabric was at hand. What a great way to pass on clothing evoking memories of garments worn for special occasions or everyday. In most recent times, clothing of a loved one who has passed on is being used to make "memory quilts" for family members. So many of the reproduction fabrics are indicative of the original era. A wonderful way to pass on appreciation of an era gone by.

    —Claire on August 7, 2012
  • Absolutely love the 30’s quilts as they remind me of the Sunbonnet Sue quilts made from actual flour sacks that have been handed down in our family. Love those cheery red, pink, yellow, blue and green fabrics that are inviting, cozy and comfortable.

    —Janet on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors that are used and the old fashioned feel of the quilts. The look simple but yet so eye appealing and retro. Make you think of childhood years growing up in the 50’s and 60’s and how a nice handmade quilt would keep you warm in the cold winter months.

    —Donna Hoefler on August 7, 2012
  • When I walk through a quilt show, the quilts made from 30’s prints always grab my interest. I think it’s the muslin background contrasting with the lovely colors. Thanks for the giveaway. I would truly love to win.

    —Judy S on August 7, 2012
  • My grandmother made me a Sunbonnet Sue quilt using bright 30’s prints with hand embroidered activity details like the butterflies and watering cans. I slept under that quilt every night until it finally wore out. My daughter has the replacement quilt my grandmother made for me when I was in high school. When I started quilting, the first quilts I made were Sunbonnet Sues for my granddaughters. Today I am machine quilting a basket quilt made with 30’s prints. I smile every time I see the bunnies, kitty cats, little flowers and bright colors in the fabrics, and the leaping bunnies I stitched in a border. I owe my love of needlecraft and quilting to my grandmother and remember her every time I look at my 30’s quilt.

    —Robin Adair-Marshall on August 7, 2012
  • Such lovely fabrics. They bring back memories of the quilts that my Gram made. I’m lucky enough to have the Double Wedding Ring that she made for her own marriage. Seeing the collection brings much joy.

    —Kathleen on August 7, 2012
  • I love the soft colors and combinaion of colors.

    —Barb Jolly on August 7, 2012
  • When i think of 30’s quilts I remember my favorite quilt as a child . My grandmother had made a large quilt of butterfly blocks from scraps of her four daughters dresses. she had lovingly embroidered the body and antennas in black and blanketstitched around each butterfly.It was old and faded when I got it but I took it everywhere with me even after I left home . she had died a short time before I was born but I was lucky enough to have seen many of the quilts she had made when times were tough, even luckier to have had one of my own.It has inspired me to learn to quilt and my favourites are scrappy ones inspired by 30’s patterns’

    —leslie west on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s prints. They are soothing and cheerful, just right for making baby quilts. I can still see both of my Grandmother wearing aprons made from those fabrics and alot of grampas’ old shirts. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lee on August 7, 2012
  • The colors & patterns give me a feeling of love and comfort….all is well! They hug you.

    —Debby Chrane on August 7, 2012
  • I get very nostaligic about ’30s fabric’. My grandmother made me a dresden plate quilt for my 13th birthday – I was too young to appreciate the work she put into that quilt or the emotional value it would have for me and sadly it was stolen – but now the thoughts of that quilt bring back wonderful, happy feelings for me. I am so thankful I inherited the craft gene from my grandmother – even if I don’t have the quilt, I still have that connection to her.

    —Lynn on August 7, 2012
  • What I love most about 30’ss fabrics is the incredible variety of the prints. They are simple yet beautiful and they blend so well.

    —Brenda Dobson on August 7, 2012
  • These prints are so calming and peaceful and if you can look at the "Forever Spring" quilt and not love it; you probably don’t love these 30’s prints. thanks for the giveaway.

    —Janet Crossman on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the softness of the colors and prints. My mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all sewed and quilted. I remember aprons and dresses and quilts using prints like these. Would so love to win one of the sets!

    —Beverly Sager on August 7, 2012
  • There is something so innocent and fresh in the 30s fabrics. They also remind me of my great-grandmother, who taught me to crochet as a pre-teen and from whom I obtained a small box of quilt patterns from the 30s and miscellaneous quilt pieces. I also obtained several "Grandmother’s Flower Garden" blocks from her which was essentially the first quilt I attempted (and I didn’t know anything about how to do it).

    —Michele Dawson on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics take me back in time to when I went to my Grandma’s house and she taught me as a young girl, to piece quilts. The fabrics give me a warm feeling, like being wrapped in a hug from Grandma wearing an apron from the 1930’s. The colors are so pretty and remind me of a slower paced life and warm memories! I am collecting 1930s fabrics to make my first quilt from them, and the bundle would make a nice addition to my collection for that quilt. Thanks….Lana in East TN

    —Lana Drum on August 7, 2012
  • These simple sweet fabrics remind me of the aprons my great grandmother wore. Wonderful memories of pinto beans on a wood stove…

    —Karen on August 7, 2012
  • The pastel and vibrant colors of the 30’s fabric’s are, to me, the most beautiful prints around. From the dainty little flowers in all colors of the rainbow and the other small to large designs on the fabric, a person, like me, can create one of a kind quilts for our loved ones. I also like many of the 30’s block designs that are still used in today quiltmaking. I see the reproduction fabrics and wish that I had lived in the 30’s and was able to collect the original fabrics to make the most beautiful quilt ever.

    —Carmelita Chongway on August 7, 2012
  • 30′ prints remind me of my Grandmother and what I believe was a simpler time. She inspired my love of sewing and quilting, especially scrappy quilts!

    —Pam F. on August 7, 2012
  • i just love the 30″s fabrics. There are so cheerful and soothing. They are perfect for making baby quilts. I can remember both of my Grandmothers wearing aprons and house dresses made from the fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lee on August 7, 2012
  • The soft colors in 30’s fabrics make me think of my great grandma’s aprons and the good cooking that went on when she wore them … which was pretty much all the time. I would love to make a quilt from Adeline!

    —Jane Cisneros on August 7, 2012
  • I don’t know much about the 30’s quilts, but I do like the colors pictured in your quilts.

    —Allean Quibell on August 7, 2012
  • The thing I like most about quilts made using 30’s prints in that they are such happy quilts, they always leave me feeling very homely and remind me of my grandmother! I love their optimism, they always look so clean especially when used on a white background, makes the bedroom a nice place to retire at the end of the day! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!!!!

    —Merilyn on August 7, 2012
  • Oh my, I love these new reminders of the past. I love the bright colors, my love for 30’s fabrics goes back to the memory of the quilts that my Grandma made. I have memories of going to my grandparents and seeing quilts being quilted by my grandma. Quilted with love. I have a couple of quilts that she made, and wish that I had learned to quilt with her.

    —Susan Yates on August 7, 2012
  • My love for the 30’s quilts and material comes from being blessed with two quit tops of that era that my grandmother created by handstich. Finishing these became my first adventure into quilting. I love the carefree way colors were put together with none of the stress over "tones", "hues" etc. She just pieced it together and it worked.

    —Sandi Long on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of the feedsack prints. They also remind me of the days when quilts were actually used everyday, not just displayed. They are happy prints!!

    —Donna Largent on August 7, 2012
  • These 30’s inspired quilts are beautiful. I love the colors and patterns. You can see the love of the art in the stitches! These remind me of the farm house we bought from my husband’s parents. When my mother-in-law lived there, she had all kinds of heirlooms that her mother and grandmother had given her. I can easily picture any one of these quilts in the bedrooms upstairs. I would love to make one of these to pass down to my children and grandchildren.

    —Kathy Gates on August 7, 2012
  • the thirties quilts are special to me because they remind me of quilts my grandmother had when i was a little girl. the fabrics are so cheerful and using up scraps from other projects so nothing goes to waste is what i am all about. thank you

    cheryl middleton on August 7, 2012
  • I love the thirties fabrics because they are bright and soft, but also remind me of my grandmother’s scrap bag.

    Jeanne on August 7, 2012
  • Hi,
    I love all the patterns and all the material in the 30’s collections. I
    was born in the 30’s and I still recall going to the feedmill with daddy so I could pick out a grain sack , made of printed material, so I
    could get a new dress or a new skirt. These patterns have such a fond memory for me because my parents home blew up from a gas leak and everything was destroyed or burned. I lost all the lovely dresses, quilts and worst of all I lost my mom too. These fabrics would be very precious to me–if I should be lucky enough to get them. Love all these quilt ideas.Thanks.

    Audrey Buchinger on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the scrappiness of 30’s quilts – these fabrics give off such a home-y feel and much comfort!
    Thanks-
    Deb

    —Deborah on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and the delicate patterns from the 30s.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

    —Deborah on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they take me back to a time that I would liked to have lived in. Feed sack aprons, homemade clothes, dinners at home and sitting on the front porch in the cool of the evening. A simpler time and who wouldn’t love that….

    —Suzanne on August 7, 2012
  • I enjoy the bright, cheerful colors of the 1930s repro fabrics. While I like the dark colors of the late 1800s, there’s just something very happy about the quilts made from 1930s repro fabrics. They are clean and crisp, and fit into almost any decorating style and color theme.

    —Barb on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright crisp colors of the fabrics. The use of white in the prints makes them pop!

    —CHRISTINA on August 7, 2012
  • I love the honesty that shines through in the use of the scrappy looks of the designs as well as the bright colors and cute prints! As no one in my family quilted before me, I must make do (ggg) by recreating the charm of 30’s quilts. If that means buying repro fabrics and discovering old patterns, so be it!

    —Judii Reiss on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s quilts always remind me of childlike happiness. No matter how complicated the pattern the simplicity shines through encouraging me to give it a try. The colors have an old, worn out, faded love in them. Nothing brash. Every pattern from the simple 4 patch to the interweaving of vines and flowers is easy on the eyes and heart. I always wonder want each patch meant to the maker. Did the fabric come from Grandma’s favorite dress or a shirt worn by her husband, was the quilt for a new baby being surrounded with family love? These quilts were made for someone. Who was that someone? Contentment and love is what 30’s quilts mean to me.

    —Lline on August 7, 2012
  • I love how cheery 30’s prints are. You can’t help but smile when you look at them.

    —Paula on August 7, 2012
  • For me the 30’s give me comfortable quilts, meaning they are quilts I have at home, quilts I want at home. My mother was a depression era child and made lots of feedsack quilts for us and they were always comfortable and cozy right from the start. The 30’s was a time of financial struggle as it was told to me by my mother. She saved every scrap of fabric she could save and made quilts out of them. Not an unhappy time but a very poor time. A time when you could go to a restaurant and sit at the counter and order a cup of hot water, it was free, and then add catsup to the hot water for soup. The crackers were free also and that was how a lot of people survived. Still it was stressed as not an unhappy time, just a difficult time, a very poor time for many, many people. The comfort of these soft, faded quilts made everything seem all right. That is what I love about the 30’s quilts. Everything will be all right! Now that’s a comfort quilt! Now a third generation quilter I love making 30’s quilts too. Too many comforting memories I want to remember.

    —Beverly Ferro on August 7, 2012
  • I love the whimsical fiqures in the fabrics, bunnies, windmills, ducks, dogs, flowers, kids ect. they are perfect for childrens quilts yet fit in any room of the house as a cheerful centerpiece
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    —helenmarie on August 7, 2012
  • My mother-in-law’s name is Adeline-would love to win the fabric in her memory. I love the homey feeling of the 30s fabrics-reminds me of Mom and her cozy, purposeful aprons!
    Carol Ann

    —Carol Ann on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics make me smile. They are so happy and reminiscent of times we think of fondly.

    —Cathy King on August 7, 2012
  • My mother made dresses from these prints and I remember them.
    I also love the "can do" attitude that she had and passed it
    down to me.
    I feel very nostalgic when I see the fabrics.

    Mary Jo MCKelvey on August 7, 2012
  • 1930’s fabric is irresistible…would love to win to create something lasting for my daughter.

    —Joyce on August 7, 2012
  • I love the look the old fabrics have. My grandmother had such beautiful fabric, she loved to sew clothes and the colors remind me of my grandma. She would sit for hours sewing clothes for her family and herself. I have her sewing machine, but grandma is not around anymore to show me how to sew clothes. Wish she was here so I could show her how to create quilts. Thanks

    —Shari on August 7, 2012
  • I love the muted colors and small prints that were so popular in the 30’s. I haven’t yet made a quilt from that era, but would love to have the fabrics to do so. I think quilters, including myself, like the fabrics of the 30’s so much because they represent the same values of thrift and creativity that they espouse and that have come to be so important in today’s world. It’s not just nostalgia, it a "modus operandi" that quilters try to use every piece of fabric and not waste. I recall a time when patterns were still published in the papers, more recently before they completely disappeared, I remember them being in with the comics! Thank you P & B. I live in Burlingame, but have never had the occasion to visit.

    —Rosemary on August 7, 2012
  • I remember sleeping under the wonderful quilts my grandmother made and passed down to my mother. The patterns were simple and beautiful even though she only had feed sacks to work her quilts.

    —Gail on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s quilts because they remind me of my husband’s grandmother. They also remind me of flour sack dresses, skirts, and blouses, my mother made for me, sometimes by hand.

    —Jeannette Bessler on August 7, 2012
  • I think I love the stories behind the 30’s quilts the most. I also like the colors, patterns, and the simple designs of the quilts.

    Robin (RsIslandCrafts) on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric because I feel closer to my mom and grandmother. As a child, whenever we visited my grandparents in Marietta, Ohio, out came the quilts to keep us warm overnight. My mom died when she was 46. I would have loved to have discovered quilting when she was alive because I know she would have been my quilting partner. I now have several of the quilts from my grandma and I have been patching them up and giving them new bindings. Reproduction 30’s fabric is perfect for this whenever I am unable to find a match from the feedsacks that I have collected.

    —Nancy on August 7, 2012
  • The colors and patterns just make me feel young.

    —Laurie on August 7, 2012
  • Plain and simple….the 30’s fabrics remind me of the fabrics from when I was a little girl and my grandma would let me help with the laundry and iron with the ironing board set way low for me to reach. I still like to do laundry and caress the old/new fabrics.

    —Paula Coleman on August 7, 2012
  • Wow – a fabric line with my grandmother’s name – "Adeline". I would love to make a quilt or wall hanging to remember her by. I love 30’s fabrics for just that reason – memories of her. She made beautiful scrappy quilts that I will cherish forever.

    —Sher Blomster on August 7, 2012
  • !930’s fabrics are what I refer to as "happy" fabrics. The fresh bright colors, reminiscent of days gone by, bring back fond memories of the house dresses that my grandma wore when I was a very young girl.

    I would love to create another quilt using these fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

    Kaaren on August 7, 2012
  • Love 30’s quilts

    Jenny on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric. I wore clothes made these fabrics that my grandmother made for me and my sister. Every summer she would come and sew for us and these fabrics bring back many wonderful memories. She made quilts from the left fabric from our dresses as she saved every scrap and tied it with a piece of the fabric.

    —Kelley Davis on August 7, 2012
  • It was my first experience with quilts and quilting. How blessed I am that my mother was my first teacher.
    I still remember how I cut out hexagons for a Grandmother’s Flower Garden. My thought was to be sure and have a flower in the center of each one. Even though I left many holes in the piece of fabric, my mother never squelched my creativity.
    Years later, I gave this quilt to my niece, who remembered her Grandmother always bringing flowers on her visits.
    My creativity continued until my retirement years, when I again enjoyed quilting, especially hand quilting, and construction of quilts of many colors and patterns.
    Those early thirties fabrics were an inspiration for many years.

    —Alvina Nelson on August 7, 2012
  • I find the fabric prints bright and cheerful and at the same time the quilts made from them remind me of a simpler period of time. I love everything about the 30’s quilts. When looking at 30’s patterns and fabric I lose all track of time.

    —Darlene on August 7, 2012
  • I love the homey feeling that you get when you look at these fabrics. Memories come flooding back into your mind of a more loving and simple kind of life. It lets you feel what is really important. The colors are beautiful yet soft.

    —Gloria Wilson on August 7, 2012
  • Hi. These materials bring back fond memories of my grandparents.The sewing and the quilting and them spending time sewing clothing and making quilts. Recently I found a quilt by my NaNa not finished and a quilt by my husbands grandmother not finished. I am so glad that these materials are aroung so I can finish them and they can still be used.

    —Deb Waddle on August 7, 2012
  • I like the pastel colors. It is a good choice for a baby or child quilt. It just makes me feel comfortable.

    —Rita on August 7, 2012
  • Growing up, my parents were sharecroppers and we did not have much money but we did get fabric from feed sacks. My mother saved them and made quilts and clothes from them. The colors in these bundles remind me of those colors. I was born in 1936. Those sacks were clothes for school for my sister and me. My mother could make anything without a pattern and I learned to sew from her.

    —Nancy Minshew on August 7, 2012
  • The things I most love about the 30’s retro prints are the happy, cheerful colors and the whimsical prints. It is so fun to study a quilt made from these fabrics and find elephants, Scottie dogs, kittens, utensils, etc. It’s like a treasure hunt!
    Karen in Breezy Point

    —Karen in Breezy Point on August 7, 2012
  • Love the thirties because it was the decade I was born.

    —L. A. Kenderes on August 7, 2012
  • I love 1930’s fabric because the bright and beautiful. Also, you can make quilts for all ages. I also like the small prints.

    —Dianna Willstaedt on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colours and the cute designs. The quilts look beautiful in block patterns or scrappy. They make beautiful baby quilts. My first grandchild is due any day – can’t wait to start on either a sunbonnet sue for a girl or stars for a boy.

    Juliet W

    —Juliet Williams on August 7, 2012
  • Wouldn’t it be eye-opening for modern women to be awaiting the weekend newspaper for the next quilt block pattern? The ’30s fabrics are so cheerful. Who wouldn’t want to make a quilt from them? I can see a bunny hop quilt in my future.
    Sandy Sparks

    —Sandra Sparks on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts in 1930, I like the pastel colors and bright. It’s very pretty in the house like spring! Mamifleur

    Mamifleur on August 7, 2012
  • I love the pretty colors and the fact that the designs were kind of innocent looking and pretty/feminine. Also the use of what you had to make them made for some amazing scrap quilts.

    —Karen O on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s prints because of their crisp, clean colors. Reminds me of Grandma’s clothesline on washday!

    —Carol on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts in 1930, I like the pastel colors and bright. It’s very pretty in the house like the spring! Mamifleur

    Mamifleur on August 7, 2012
  • The thirties were my ‘looking back’ era. U could find patterns and fabrics at thrift stores, in magazines. The fabrics were so cheerful and bright. Most fabrics of previous years were dull by comparison.

    —Carol L Beausoleil on August 7, 2012
  • I love the vibrant colours of the fabric from the ’30s and how each pattern uses the fabric showing its full potential

    —Karen on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s prints are so homey and soft looking. They make you want to cuddle with the quilts made with them. They remind me of my younger days.

    —Dorothy Shimamoto on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric and patterns because they remind me of a quilt that my mother won just before I was born and I used the quilt during my growing years. It was such a comfort and cuddle in it and look at all the various fabrics.
    Thank you for the chance to win

    —Nanci Luna on August 7, 2012
  • What I love the most about 30’s fabric is all the different designs and colors remind me of all of my mother’s aprons that she wore everyday. When I was little I would hug her and I would actually be hugging her apron too.
    Thanks

    —Wendi M on August 7, 2012
  • I love the thirties fabrics – because they are so light and cheerful. I’ve worked with this fabric in a couple of quilts, and just love how beautiful all the colors go together!

    I would love to have the opportunity to create another cheerful quilt.

    —Bobbie Molony on August 7, 2012
  • When I was a little girl, my mother made my sisters and myself dresses from flour sacks. When we outgrew them, she pieced them into quilts. Seeing this fabric brings back so many memories of growing up, my mother who never wasted anything and the joy we got from new dresses. Wanda

    Wanda on August 7, 2012
  • This fabric has gentle charm and color. For me, it speaks to the heart with an innocence and warmth as well.

    —Christina on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful fabrics of the 30s. They were such an opposite reaction to the hard times of the 20s and into the 30s. I particularly love the butterfly quilts and I don’t think I’ve ever seen two the same. Thanks for the chance to win fabric!

    —Mary Furber on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the style of fabric and the pastels.

    Bridget on August 7, 2012
  • Since I was born during the 30’s, and I know how poor my family was, these fabrics have a special meaning to me. Buying "new" fabric was a very special treat and we could only buy a small amount when the cows were more generous with their milk and the chickens were generous with their eggs. My mother used to sell the eggs and this was her money to buy things for the house and clothes for us children. That is why these fabrics mean so much to me.

    —Theone on August 7, 2012
  • The beautiful 30’s fabrics remind me of my two grandmothers. They both tried their hands at quilting, and I have quilt tops from each of them, plus some cardboard templates made from old cereal boxes. I cherish these items more than anything in my collections, and I hope that by my contributing with modern day 30’s fabrics, that future generations will feel the love for me like I still do for my two dear, sweet and wonderful grandmothers!

    —Karen Schultz on August 7, 2012
  • The colors and patterns of a simpler time that embodies the innocence and delight of the 30’s. My mother and grandmother were both quilters in their time which they passed on to me. A simple faith that we can get thru these difficult times as we make do with minimum resources. Lovely and enchanting designs. Thank you for the opportunity to win these charming prints.

    —Karin Wightman on August 7, 2012
  • What’s not to love about the 30’s prints? I haven’t met one of those fabrics that I didn’t just love. I have learned that in order to make a quilt that I will love, I need to use fabrics that make me smile. That’s where the 30’s prints come in. There is something about them that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling that just makes you smile. 🙂

    —melody on August 7, 2012
  • Absolutely love the bright colors and the fact that no matter how many different 30’s fabrics you use in one quilt (could be hundreds!) they all blend together to make one beautiful masterpiece without any of the stress of having to match colors.

    —Ann on August 7, 2012
  • My mother was a little girl in the 1930s. She oftEn told me of the life she had as the oldest of 10 children. My grandmother gave me a quilt top made from a grain sack and other sweet colors when I got married. I am now planning to finish the quilt, but it Is not big enough for my pUrposes. With these fabrics, I could blend the colors and then finish the quilt! No one would know the difference! What memories since my mother is now in a nursing home and is 88 years old.

    —Kay Goble on August 7, 2012
  • I just Love the reproduction fabric. It reminds me so much of the graphics I grew up with. I saw them in storybooks and fabric that was sold at the five and dime. Even then I loved fabric and watching my Mom making me pretty things to wear. Thanks Kaye Meyers, August 7, 2012

    —kaye meyers on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric because my grandmother took me with her to her sister’s house and her church to quilt with other women and they would give me scraps to sew together for my doll. I am 70 now and have several quilts that my grandmother made using the 30’s fabrics. I recently found a few scraps in a box of dolls that my sister gave me. I treasure the quilts and the bits of fabric and want to work the fabric into a quilt of my own. I have been quilting for 15 years and I know that my grandmother smiles down at me everytime I sit down to sew. She would have loved all of the fabric and notions that we have today. I love the 30’s fabric because my grandma loved me and expressed her love in making quilts for all of her family. I cherish a doll quilt that she made for me and embroidered my name on it. I have many good memories about grandma and her quilts and I associate the 30’s fabric and vintage patterns with these memories.

    Kathy Beauchot on August 7, 2012
  • There is such comfort in the soft colors and the traditional patterns. I love them !!

    —Lois on August 7, 2012
  • I was born in 1942, but don’t tell anyone. I was surrounded by these wonderful prints as a child. I have several of my mother’s quilts using these prints. One of them is a double wedding right pattern. Some prints belonged to her mother. I also had a group of butterfly blocks made by my aunt of these 30’s fabrics. I made a quilt out of some of them and sent others on to my cousins who quilt. I would love to win some of the fabrics so I could make my own double wedding ring quilt. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Verna on August 7, 2012
  • I’m the traditional type of quilter who loves the ‘old fashioned’ look of the fabrics. My eyes always gravitate towards the 30s fabric quilts.

    —Jean P. on August 7, 2012
  • My favorite thing about 30’s quilts is definitely the sweet, cheery fabrics. They make me smile big just looking at them – in or out of a quilt!

    —Robin on August 7, 2012
  • I love anything that has a retro feel or look to it. The 1930s were a difficult time and the government hired artists to convey pride, hope and sunnier days. Art Deco was the rage and though limited in their supplies, american housewives used what they could to brighten their homes. Shabby chic these days takes it’s inspiration from these lovely color palettes. Nothing is more cozy and happy then to make quilts from these lovely bright pastels and my favorites are the baby quilts. I’ve made grandmother’s flower garden quilts, outlined in black blanket stitch which is gorgeously contrasted against the bright pastels and also baby embroidered name quilts using these. Handkerchief embroidery completes the look. 1930’s flour sack fabrics (and repros) continue to be the most popular quilting fabric and the prettiest!

    Irma Tchamourian on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and the prints. They make some of the cutest baby quilts and yet can be grown up too. They make great scrappy quilts. My mom and I share a love of the prints and that makes it even more special.

    —Susan K on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabric. There just so pretty and they remind me of my Aunt’s house with her Maytag washer going ever Mon.

    —Pauline Pire on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics are so beautiful and remind me of the less stressful and very busy time of life. During those times people took pride in creating functional and pretty items for their family to use. I remember helping my grandmother make new quilt tops to recover old worn out quilts. Mostly the tops were made from our old clothes. My favorite quilt is one recovered with material from her old plaid and colorful pants. Brings back great memories and the quilt is priceless to me.

    Robbin Martin on August 7, 2012
  • I love them because they remind me of the dresses my Gran used to wear, she’s gone now but the memories remain.

    Rachelle on August 7, 2012
  • I learned to quilt with my grandmother, so there were a lot of feed sacks(wish I had them now). She would be so excited to see today’s fabric and tools, so I would make the 30’s quilt in her honor.

    —cindy white on August 7, 2012
  • I love how the quilts remind us of simpler times, family and friends. Sewing with my mother, and now making some quilts with blocks made by mom that were never used in a quilt!

    —Marge on August 7, 2012
  • Times right now remind me of the thirties -economic uncertainty,unemployment, international crises. At times like these people need these cheerful colors to lighten the mood.

    —Vicki Krausz on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric because my grandmother took me with her to her sister’s house and her church to quilt with other women and they would give me scraps to sew together for my doll. I have several quilts that my grandmother made using the 30’s fabrics. I recently found a few scraps of her fabric in a box of dolls that my sister gave me. I treasure the quilts and the bits of fabric and want to work the fabric into a quilt real soon. I have been quilting for 15 years and I know that every time I sit down to sew my Grandma is smiling down at me. She would have loved all of the fabric and notions that we have today. I love the 30’s fabrics because my grandma loved me and expressed her love in making quilts for me and my family. I cherish a doll quilt that she made me and embroidered my name on it. I have many good memories about grandma and her quilts and I associate the 30’s fabrics and vintage patterns with these memories.

    Kathy Beauchot on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s palette. The colors are so bright and cheerful. Another thing about the 30’s fabrics is they remind me of my grandmother and the quilts that she made. Her quilts were all by hand and lovely. I am blessed to have a few of her and my great-grandmother’s quilts to enjoy.

    —Lisa Isaacs on August 7, 2012
  • What I especially appreciate about the 30s fabrics is the memories they bring back. Both my grandmothers were avid quilters (and very frugal!)using everything from flour sacks to cut up old clothing, including my grandfathers’ old dress pants and suit coats. I still have some of these quilts and I remember my grandmothers making them when I was a child.

    —Cindy Hoover on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright colors! They are so happy and fun.

    Bari on August 7, 2012
  • I love Nancy’s books- I do have the quilt revival one. I think the 30’s fabrics are a bit nostalgic and would like to make a traditional pattern with them.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty bundle.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

    quiltmom anna on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s fabrics remind me of my grandmother and learning to sew from her. It reminds me of all the fun we had at her and Grandpa’s farm, the family get together’s in the woods behind their farm where we swam in the pond in the summer and skated on the ice in the winter.

    —Lynnita on August 7, 2012
  • The feelings these fabrics from the 30’s bring are clear, crisp and not at all ordinary. These fabric designs were from a time when mothers happily stayed at home with their children wearing the "house-dresses" they carefully made and far from plain aprons. Things were simpler then. These designs and crispness of the fabrics bring to mind safe feelings – a time when a "skeleton" key was the method to keep doors closed not necessarily keep out burglars. When I first saw the "new" reindintions of the 30’s fabrics, I felt that maybe there was a chance our world will get better, instead of keep getting worse and out of control. Keep up with these beautiful designs and patterns – I am sure you will find out what they actually mean to us. Safety and love from our mothers. Thank you and I hope I win one of the bundles. Joy

    —Joy Knysh on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics take me right back through time, to playing on the floor with my mother’s button bag while she sewed my little play clothes, and my grandmother hand piecing scrap quilts for each new grand- & great- grandchild. It brings back such a nostalgia for simpler make-do times, warm family times. I didn’t live through the Depression, but listened to Mom tell stories of how it was – how we teased her for smoothing out tin foil for reuse, & her ball of saved string! Winning these fabrics would be like getting a hug from a Mommy long gone now, but still missed.

    Rosemary Hop on August 7, 2012
  • The colors and patterns of the 1930’s fabrics are so bright and cheery. I think maybe the times in the country reflected a hard time and so the colors seem to cheer up whoever is lucky enough to receive a quilt. Much like the bright colors of today – quilts can cheer and bring a smile to the recipients face and heart. That’s what I love about the cheery colors of the 30’s! 🙂

    Laurie B on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fabric because they are such a beautiful reminder of a simpler time. My mom told stories of the Depression and the Dust Bowl. Bright prints brought color to her dusty brown world.

    —Kristy Howell on August 7, 2012
  • I’m the only quilter in my family but my grandparents and parents told stories of wartime England, rationing and the global Depression.
    I think I’m drawn to the beauty of the colours of the 30’s quilts because, in what was such a desperate time, people realised that when the bleakest times are upon us, it’s important to fight against it with light, laughter and love. These things are represented in the colours of the fabrics used in the 30’s.

    —Kayt on August 7, 2012
  • I love the scrap quilts. No fabric was wasted.

    —Lisa Garrett on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics remind me of growing up and seeing the aprons, quilts and other household items so popular at the time. I love the colors, and especially the conversation prints of bunnies, kittens and puppies.

    —Ellie on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s makes me envision everything family….sunny days and picnics by the creek, neighbors helping neighbors, evenings listening to the radio while working on your favorite quilt….a time, I hope everyone enjoys today!!

    —Mary on August 7, 2012
  • I think the 30’s fabrics are clean cut, bright, simple and look beautiful when placed in a baby quilt or a Layette set. Making a twin or full size quilt brightens up a room as well. I always love to see how many different designs I can find in the 30’s fabric. I am glad that the fabric lines of the 30’s are still being printed. Keep them coming, please.

    —Linda Margrave on August 7, 2012
  • The thirties make me think of times when families had no choice but pull together and many found strengths they did not know they had. Still their faith in the almighty and in one another was solid and they shared what little they had.The colors used in their quilts showed that even though times were hard they still had the belief that the future would be better. They proved that with hard work and faith they could move accomplish insurmountable odds. We are facing a lot of those odds today and I pray we can show the world that we can do astounding things again; with the help of a bit of sunny, bright material when we wake up to remind us the world can be a better place.

    —Judy Nicholson on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s material is bright and gentle and has the nostalgic reminder of a time when people were kinder to each other, and the little everyday things in life were much more important.

    —Christine Smith on August 7, 2012
  • It’s the white that thrills me–except that delightful red and gold one!

    —Pat Hersl on August 7, 2012
  • Who wouldn’t want fabrics that represent the peace and simplicity of a time past. The fabric was very special in meaning, and uncomplicated colors and designs. The fabrics made during the 30’s reminds me of my grandma, who kept a very large trunk full of fabric, and running out of space in the trunk the scraps were stored in large bags made of muslin. The contest will be won by someone that loves this fbric, and I thank you for my chance.

    ester nelson on August 7, 2012
  • My maternal grandmother died in 1959 when I was very young. I remember her cooking in a 30’s print apron and making yo yo dolls from 30’s fabric she had saved or recycled. So when I see thirties fabric I think of her. I hope to make a thirties quilt and somehow encorporate yo yo flowers in it too.

    —Jeanette on August 7, 2012
  • Nostalgia abounds for the warm, friendly colors and prints of the ’30s. It was a time for getting together with friends and family, visiting over a cup of coffee or iced tea and looking for the best in all things that could lift one’s spirits, like a pretty quilt to snuggle in.♥

    —Joanne Karstens on August 7, 2012
  • When I see feedsack fabrics (even repro’s) it reminds me of my mother and grandmother. Mom used to talk about what it was like growing up with 10 brothers and sisters, and the hand-me-downs she would wear. My grandmother was an avid quilter and, up until she died, would quilt for every wedding, graduation and baby. I cherish the quilts I received and always am reminded of the hardships that the women in my life went through during the depression. I look forward to making a "depression" quilt of my own with these beautiful reproductions.

    —Sheryl Bellamy on August 7, 2012
  • I love the old floursack prints and these prints remind me so very much of those,

    —Vikki Yeary on August 7, 2012
  • I enjoy the colors and the style of a time long past. They remind of the times as a little girl I spend the night at my grandma’s house and she would tell me stories of her growing up and how my great grandmother taught her how to quilt, embroidery, and crochet. My grandmother felt all young girls should learn those skills and having this instilled in me as fostered my love of quilting.

    —Sheryl Kyle on August 7, 2012
  • I love the happy colors of the fabrics from the 30’s, and I love the scrappy quilts that even though they were actually using every last scrap from different articles of clothing or favorite fabrics, their quilts were amazing from the piecing to the use of color!

    Kristen on August 7, 2012
  • I love how this fabric takes you back in time to the 30’s. I feel like Im with my grandma in her house as a child watching her grow up. She had these fabrics as an apron, quilt on the bed, doll dress, and her dresses. Amazing. I have made a 30’s quilt for my grandma and she has it on her bed. She loves it. Now I need more fabric.

    Shellie Leskinen on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics are always fresh and wonderful if made into a scrappy quilt. These are happy prints to me. The 30s fabrics remind me of my grandmother’s quilts which I now proudly own. To see the scraps from the aprons she used to make keeps me in touch with that wonderful family connection. To think how they made so many things by hand without accurate cutting tools and they still are gorgeous. Fond memories are stirred up as I look at these prints and would love to have more to make a grandmother’s flower garden quilt which I have always dreamed of making some day. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jeanne on August 7, 2012
  • Well, actually since this is a give away I probably shouldn’t tell you that I do not like 30’s fabrics. Sorry but I have just not ever been able to "take" to them no matter how hard I try. But wait, there is one thing I do like about them come to think of it and that is the history of 30’s fabrics/quilts. I do like to see the fabrics/quilts and hear the stories about who made them, why they did, who they were made for, where the fabric may have come from, and when/where they were made. And true they are usually very cheery and bright. They certainly put a smile on quilters’ faces. And if I had 30’s fabrics, I think I would have to make that Forever Summer quilt by Cynthia Tomaszewski. I do so like that a lot. OK, so maybe I am being won over by the 30’s fabrics …. but still not my favorite. Sorry!

    —Karen L. on August 7, 2012
  • Oh to have some of those 30’s fabrics!!!!! The colors and designs are so bright and cheerful as a tribute to what the future will bring.

    —Linda Baker on August 7, 2012
  • These quilts and fabrics are so pretty, but what appeals most to me is that my both my grandmothers had several on the beds made from feed and flour sacks, scraps and recycled clothing. My favorite dresses from early childhood were also made from feed sacks. We were allowed to pick a fabric or two from the stack and the next day we had a new dress.

    —Darla Zimmer on August 7, 2012
  • I really love the prints—tho very distictively 30’s era, there is something quite modern and charming about them. I have some butterfly pattern blocks from a challenge from quite a few years ago made from 30’s fabric and I hope to combine them into a quilt.

    —Marlene on August 7, 2012
  • I really love the scale of the designs and the way the colors play off the white background. They seem to always bring a smile to my face! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

    —linda-kaye on August 7, 2012
  • I just LOVE the ’30’s fabrics…the fabulous colors, the petite designs, the cheer they put in your heart!! Thank you P&B for your generous offer!! Hope I WIN!!
    Jodi K. form Nebraska

    Jodine Krier on August 7, 2012
  • I absolutely love the fun prints and the wonderful colors of the 30’s fabric. I have a quilt my great-grandmother hand quilted with similar prints and colors. Seeing Nancy’s fabric and books reminds me of my GG Young quilting away as she lay in bed after a broken hip. That didn’t stop her from stitching up a quilt.

    Peggy Sego on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s! It reminds me of yesteryear. The color combinations are soft and sweet. They make me feel good!

    —Debby on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics are so nostalgic. The colors and prints are so cheery and bright. They remind me of a simpler place and time. I have a doll quilt my great grandmother made me when I was about 8. I never played with it because I wanted to keep it forever. I’m now 57 and it still looks like it did when she made it for me. That’s what 30’s fabrics remind me of.

    —Pam Smolek on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics remind me of my childhood. My Aunt Dora would make doll clothes from feedsacks she had stashed. When the packages came in the mail I could hardly wait to open them. Later,when I moved back to Iowa, I would go to her house and we would sew yo-yos also made from the fabric. I still have some. My Grandmother Nora, taught me to sew on her old tredle machine. The first thing we made was a doll quilt from those beautiful 30’s scraps she had saved for so long. I recently visited a quilt shop and was so pleased to see all the new 30’s style fabric available. It warmed my heart and broght back loving memories. And of course I had to buy some!

    —Betty Jean on August 7, 2012
  • I adore the 30’s fabrics because they remind me of my mother and grandmother. The aprons my mom wore were always made from 30’s fabric and my grandmother always used those prints in her sewing and quilting. They are both gone now, but every time I see those prints I think of them.

    —Ellen on August 7, 2012
  • I love the quilt my grandmother made in the early 30s with her friend Helen Early – it’s an ‘Around the World’ Pattern made of all new fabric – something very special, every time one of them went to town they bought a yard of fabric in the color they were working at the time and brought it home and shared it. Grama finished piecing the top by hand and it went in the trunk in the attic. When I was getting married in 1968 she had it quilted and gave it to me as a shower gift! It is one of my most treasured possessions!!

    —Barbara O'Brien on August 7, 2012
  • I love the thirties fabrics. It was in a magazine, that I saw a quilt that just made my heart happy. It was made of thirties fabrics, but I didn’t know it at the time. It awakened in me the desire to make a quilt just for the experience. I’ve been piecing quilts ever since. Those fabrics remain my favorite and I have made several more "thirties" quilts.

    mandy laseter on August 7, 2012
  • My dear grandmother,during the 1930’s, was running a boardinghouse. She made it through that difficult period and the death of my grandfather, and I still have two of the quilts she made from the minimal fabric she had — she was taught the quilting art by her aunt, who was a "spinster" who never married and supported herself by tailoring and dressmaking. I actually have a lovely crazy quilt that Aunt Elinor made, fully embroidered around every piece of fabric!

    Whenever I see a 1930’s-vintage quilt, I think of Grandmother Alice!

    —Sue Chapman on August 7, 2012
  • I think I was born a generation too soon! My stash of thirty’s is my favorite. Summer antique shows are a super place to find a few of the remaining ‘real thing’ so I try to pick up some of them too. However, I really would treasure a set of "Adeline" as that was my wonderful grnadmother’s name.

    —Kathy Gaines on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about quilting in the 30’s is shown in the privilege I had in finishing my great-grandmother’s charming quilt top [she used feedsack fabric and probably a Drunkard’s Path variation] and then in giving it to my sister. The honor of finishing her quilt, owning other quilts, and making some myself, all bring up memories of family and the love we share generation after generation!

    HClark on August 7, 2012
  • COMFORT

    —Sue Goodin on August 7, 2012
  • I love to quilt – there are so many quilt patterns, or I can think of one myself, or maybe try to twist another one some other way. And the fabrics – wow – almost too many to choose from. My bedroom has so much "stash" I can barely get into bed to sleep! But who wants to anyway, with so many projects to do.

    Marilyn Hornburg on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about "30′" quilts is their simplicity of design and their just plain cheerfulness. In a way, they carry with them an air of innocence.

    —Sandra Chavez on August 7, 2012
  • I love all the fresh colors and designs, it makes me smile and think of positive, sunny days without stress.

    —Marcia on August 7, 2012
  • Love the happy colors & patterns in 30’s fabrics. Brings back a lot of great memories of Mom’s aprons, also the kitchen table cloths, potholders & the other items made with 30’s fabrics.
    Thanks, Arlene

    Arlene Caterino on August 7, 2012
  • It brings you back to a simpler time. They are bright and sunny and full of fun little sweet charactors of innecence. They are a joy to work and create with. I love the 30’s fabrics. They bring smiles to your face when you see and pet them. They make beautiul babies quilts and I have seen many on beds where I work with Alzhimers patients.

    —Stacey Barker on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics remind me of my grandmother’s house dresses. Always used, well-loved, softly worn.

    —Laurie on August 7, 2012
  • I like the challange I gave myself, which I guess matches the frugal nature of the ladies from the ’30’s. I was given some half square triangles which were trimmings from someone elses project. All of them were bright cheerful 1930’s reproduction fabrics, I was determined to make something with them, and not have them go to waste. I wanted to also to use my newly aquired Singer featherweight machine to sew the pieces together. What a lovely scrappy baby quilt topper I have, and it basically grew from someone elses cast off scraps!

    —Sharon on August 7, 2012
  • When I saw the fabric and the patterns, it brought tears to my eyes. I spent a lot of time in my Grandmother’s home, being I was abused in my own. She would sit with me and hand sew piece after piece and it would be my job to find pieces I thought would look nice. To my surprise, one of those beautiful quilts, a lap throw, was gifted to me.

    I loved and yet do love my Grandmother for her saving words and actions. And this just brought her memory to the front of my heart.

    If I win these fabrics, I will make a small quilt with them for my Great Granddaughter, I don’t get to see her very often.

    —Ruth Biese on August 7, 2012
  • These quilts were made during hard times when "waste not, want not" was something to be proud of; not ashamed of as in more recent generations’ shallow attitudes that pride is based on what brand names you can afford to buy. 30s quilt designs are crisp and clean, allowing the prints to shine and they represent women’s ability to make the best of a situation.

    —ELAINE ROSE on August 7, 2012
  • I like the overall look of them…they just bring a smile to my face when I see them! I love what they represent too–waste not want not!

    Andee in AZ on August 7, 2012
  • Every time I visit a quilt shop and see these fabric it brings back memories of growing up on the farm and mom saving feed sacks to make my sister and I dresses and sometimes even one for herself. I remember cutting off every button and clasp on any thing that finally did go into the rag sack. How we saved everything and threw nothing away. We saved the wax paper from cereal boxes to line cake pans with. We didn’t have much material wise but we were loved and I still think we grew up in the best of times. I don’t think I could have been a mom back then and survived.

    —Elaine S on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fresh feeling I get when I see the bright, clear colors.

    —Ellie on August 7, 2012
  • As a child I used to spend the summers at my grandparents on the farm. To get out of cleaning house and doing dishes I would get up at 5am to milk the cows and help my grandfateher in the fields. He would tell all his friends and neighbours that I was his hired man, lol. My grandparents ran a bible Camp for 4 weeks every summer there was was at any given time 25 to 30 kids and that was a lot of beds to cover. So the women of family and friends wouldhave quilting bees and this is how I learned to hand quilt, just loved it. They would take old clothes apart and make what ever they needed. Some were patchwork, some patterned and some were even appliqued. By the time camp started there were enough quilts for every bed. And when camp was over,almost every child went home with a quilt. These children were not very well off. And camp was by donations.Before my son was born, my grandmother helped me put a crib size quilt together and showed me how I could draw different patterns in the quilt to do the top stitching. She had numerous quilts in her home she had made well before I was born. Those were very special times for me.
    I would so very much love to win these fabric bundels. I would like to make a 30’s wedding ring ring quilt for each of my children. They have all been married for several years now , but I know they would love them all the same.

    —Linda Rielly on August 7, 2012
  • I think what I love about the 30’s fabric is it reminds me of my grandmother’s aprons. I remember being in the kitchen with her all the time and I remember all the different aprons she wore. When she passed away my mom wore them for a long time.

    —doreen gabriellini on August 7, 2012
  • The colors and prints are so lovely and darling 🙂

    —Hueisei on August 7, 2012
  • The people in the 30’s are doing kind of what we are doing today. Recyling! They reclyled everything, including fabrics. The 30’s fabrics, with their bright clean colors lifted peoples spirits in the 30’s and are still lifting our spirits today.That is why I love 30’s fabrics.

    —Marty on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s prints because when I was little my dad was a farmer and he would buy his feed for the animals in bags and my mom would make our dresses out of the sacks and when I see 30’s I wonder if I can see aprint like one of the prints of the feed sacks.

    —Faye Outland on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fresh and vibrant colors. The fabric designs are really cute as well (puppies, kittens, & bunnies come to mind). Whenever I see a quilt done in 30’s fabrics I can’t help but smile. Thanks for the give-away.

    —Lori B on August 7, 2012
  • I have a box of quilt squares my mother never made into a quilt. (in the late 30s and early 40s) She talks about sitting on their front porch with her sisters and best friend and working on these squares. They are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be able to finish this quilt for her using the reproduction fabrics and her quilt squares.

    —Nancy Ciminello on August 7, 2012
  • It reminds me of simpler times when grandmothers did quilting,baked cookies and read bedtime stories with little grandchildren softly tucked into beds covered with 30’s cheerful, colorful, and soothing quilts! (Even though it can still happen that way!)

    Sara on August 7, 2012
  • In my memory banks is a picture of a quilt done in 1930s fabric, perhaps on the bed of my grandmother (who died when I was quite young) or her sister who lived to be 87. When I see the 1930s fabric I am happy.

    Hope to piece a tumbler quilt out of 1930s fabric someday.

    —Kathy Longstreet on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics are so refreshing and different. Some of them jar loose some very good memories of childhood and parents. I love them.

    —Rosann on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s quilts have beautiful pastel colours and the designs are incredible. The different patterns, colours and shapes make for gorgeous quilts on any bed. I still have a quilt that my grandmother made me more than 30 years ago, so quilts then were made to last and warm. The quilts in your book remind me of the ones my grandmothers made, the ones my mom made for us as well. In fact, she made us each a scrap quilt before she passed away. Something we will treasure always.
    Brenda Gordon
    gordonbm@gmail.com

    —Brenda Gordon on August 7, 2012
  • I love the clear colors and all the white backgrounds. Whenever I see a 30’s quilt it reminds me of the grandmother’s flower garden quilt on my bed as a child. My grandmother made it and also a double wedding ring for my sister’s bed. Both were made of 30’s fabrics.

    —Jennifer on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and patterns of 30’s fabrics. I especially like fabrics with animals or children in the pattern. They are so cheerful; how can one be sad when looking at a 30’s quilt?
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Denise M on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they bring back wonderful memories of time spent at my Grandma’s and Great-Grandma’s. My Great-Grandma would be in the front room sewing and my Grandma would be in the kitchen wearing her apron and baking bread and cooking. I learned from them how to sew, cook and bake. I still enjoy doing these things and think about my grandma’s when I do them.

    —Barbara on August 7, 2012
  • I love these prints because they remind me of the "flour sack" dish towels and fabrics that my grandmother gave me many years ago. She had saved them from the feed sacks that we got chicken feed in when she and my grandfather lived on a farm!

    —Kimberly on August 7, 2012
  • I love the tiny prints, adorable motifs and cheerful colors of 30’s fabrics. Thanks so much for offering the opportunity to add to my collection of these wonderful prints.

    —Elizabeth on August 7, 2012
  • I loveeeeee the reproduction fabrics as they reconnect me to my youth. Though I wore the feedsacks from the late 40s and early 50s, the 30s fabrics still strike a chord for me and remind me of waiting for the feed delivery man to arrive so we could pick which sacks we wanted him to leave. We knew we would be wearing those sacks for school later on.

    Linda aka wildyard on August 7, 2012
  • I love those fabrics because it brings back my childhood and my Grandma. Who wouldn’t love them

    —DJ on August 7, 2012
  • I remember my Mother saving all the printed feed,sugar and flour sacks and turning them into aprons (which in those days she wore everyday) and quilts. Also what fun when as a child I got to go with Mother to another farm where the ladies from the surrounding farms got together and were quilting the quilts for each other and I could play with all the other kids. Such wonderful memories these prints bring back.

    —Roberta Bates on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind be a bygone era when times were not as complicated and hectic as they are today. The colors and quilt designs where fantastic considering the time, effort and materials available to the quilters then. Their imagination and workmanship were just great.

    —Nancy Cavallaro on August 7, 2012
  • These period fabrics always make me think of my Grandmother and my Great Auntie that taught me to do hand work out on the back porch. They were very special ladies that had a lot of patience with a little girl. Thanks to them my family can still see the results and enjoy the times of another generation.

    —Donna Hendricks on August 7, 2012
  • My mother was born in 1934, and her baby quilt–which I have–was made from feedsacks. Whenever I see 1930’s repros, or authentic 1930 quilts–I am reminded of my mom as a little girl and my grandma as a young mother, quilting for her daughter. Although I am much more of a modern quilter now, 1930’s fabrics will always hold a tender place in my heart.

    —Beth T. on August 7, 2012
  • Thirties prints– and their happy colors– always remind me of my Grandma. 🙂 Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful bundle!!!

    —Gwen Windham on August 7, 2012
  • soft, summery prints, delightful to make up with one of these great patterns. would love this beautiful bundle! thanx for the opportunity to win it

    ritainalaska on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about those old quilts is that they remind me of my grandmother. She did a lot of quilting, and I still have one that she made for me when I was little. Even though that was in the ’40s, the thought was still the same: use what you have, make everything count, and make it pretty and colorful at the same time. Hers were often made from flour sacks and chicken feed sacks, and I remember her picking out the sacks before buying! When I wrap up in her quilt, I feel the love, 60-70 years later!

    Kay Losh on August 7, 2012
  • Love the 30’s fabrics–they remind me of the quilts my grandma made. She hand-pieced and hand quilted 5 full sized "Grandmother’s Flower Garden" quilts and I am fortunate enough to own two of them. The fabrics in them are so similar to the ones you are giving away & I’d sure love to win one of these bundles!

    —Ruth Skinner on August 7, 2012
  • I like all the little characters and objects in the designs. You can make up many stories as you look at the fabric. Just looking at the fabric cheers you up. It gives you a little break from the daily grind.

    —Nancy on August 7, 2012
  • Every now and then, I run across a ’30’s fabric that reminds me of my Grandma. She was the sweetest person in the world, always wearing an apron from those fabrics, and always taking the time to spend time with me. When I catch sight of one of those fabrics, I’m 5 years old again, sitting beside Grandma, reading or drawing, and listening to her stories. She quilted, too, and I know she’d be proud of my humble attempts.

    —Carole S. on August 7, 2012
  • I sew 30’s fabric it brings me back to my visits to my grandmothers house. he quilted the quilts on her tredle machine for all the upstairs bedrooms where the grand kids slept…..

    —connie kapralos on August 7, 2012
  • I like the many, many patterns in the fabrics that make the quilts.

    —Janet P. on August 7, 2012
  • I love the cheerful colors….

    —Kristin on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and floral prints of the 30’s fabrics. I would love to win the P&B textiles bundle to make a nostalgic baby quilt.

    —Barbara Murray on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics make me think of my grandma’s aprons. When I would go to visit her she was always wearing one.

    —Rhonda on August 7, 2012
  • Those old quilts were the product of hard-working women; quilting was the "sitting down" time! My grandmother made many quilts, many from feedsacks or flour sacks, and I remember one made of woolen patches that she said were from men’s pants that were worn out! It was a philosophy of "use it up, make the most of it" and, by the way, it added color and creativity to their lives. My own quilt Granny made me when I was very little still feels like "LOVE" when I wrap up in it!

    —Kay Losh on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s gives us such treasured beautiful things, how lucky would we be to be chosen to have a piece of this time and create our treasure

    —Dawn on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright colors and cute paterns of the 30s fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Joyce Mitchell on August 7, 2012
  • I have a quilt that my Great Grandmother made in the dresden plate pattern with 30’s prints and it is beautiful. I would like to do one similar to leave to my grandaughter. These sure would be great for that.

    —Rebecca on August 7, 2012
  • I love how"fresh" they look and they always make me happy.

    —Katherine on August 7, 2012
  • These beautiful fabrics remind me of the quilts my grandmother and great grandmother made. Bright and Cheerful. If I were lucky enough to win these I would use them along with material that I inherited from my grandmother to replicate one of their quilts to pass down to my daughter.

    —Troi on August 7, 2012
  • When I was a little girl, my brother and I would get to spend a week or two at our uncle’s farm. My aunt had beautiful quilts that she had made on all of the beds. My cousins had grown up and moved away and had families of their own by then, so we got to have their rooms for those two weeks. I loved having my own room and I especially loved getting to sleep under the lovely hand-stitched quilt in my cousin’s room. The colors were still fresh and cheerful. Nighttime was for listening to the crickets and feeling the cool breeze coming through the window.Mornings were heralded by the proud rooster crowing in the barnyard. I loved crawling under that quilt at night and waking to find it just as pretty as it was when I went to sleep.

    —Pamela Zajicek on August 7, 2012
  • I love old fashioned quilts, especially ones made with 30’s fabrics. They’re so bright and cheerful. I love the whimsical novelty prints from the 30’s that remind me of simpler times.

    —Theresa Nicholas on August 7, 2012
  • For me, I love the colors and prints of the 1930’s fabrics. They bring warm memories of curling up in Grandma’s lap with a sense of comfort and security that’s often absent these days.

    —Judy on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s remind me of my nana as a new mother, it was the depression & she received an extra egg, therefore two eggs a week, as she had a young baby (my mum). She couldn’t just pop into a department store & buy a new dress when she felt like a change, money was too precious for such luxuries. These prints remind me of some pictures I’ve seen of her wearing her home-made dresses & also little dresses for my mum. They were hard times but she remembered them fondly. The prints & cloth back then was made to last a life-time, so much the opposite of our throw away society. The quilt made from your give away fabric would be an enduring memory to all those who lived through those hard times.
    Marion

    —Marion Bryant-Parsons on August 7, 2012
  • I just recently started seeing the ’30’s quilts and they are just beautiful. The differences in color scheme and design almost tell a story. I can’t wait to try to make one for myself!

    —Stephanie Kline on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabric reminds me of a quilt that was made by my great grandmother. My brother ended up with the quilt and I think it did not survive. My great grandmother embroidered her name in one of the blocks. Many of the fabrics were the same ones in my grandmother’s aprons. We wore those aprons when we sat on grandmother’s back porch and shelled beans.

    —JanetB on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright flower patterns on light backgrounds. They make wonderful quilts that brighten any room. I would love to use these fabrics for a quilt or wall hanging in my daughter’s brand new home (moved last Saturday). I would use the fabrics to create a house warming gift to surprise her. She has a traditional style and also likes the ’30s era fabrics and style.

    —Florence Duheme on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s Fabrics. They remind me of my grandmother.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on August 7, 2012
  • i would love to make a 30es quilt

    barbara woods on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s prints. They make me smile. They are like sunshine to my soul. My Mom died when I was five and my Aunt helped teach me to sew at 8yrs old. My sisters and I used a treadle machine that was my Moms for several years. Mom left 5 sets of quilt blocks that she had started which I now cherish. Some of them were made out of the 30’s fabrics. I love the way these cheerful, bright prints play together so well. I have made over 20 quilts from the 30’s prints and more in the works. Every time I see a new pattern, it makes me want to make it. As new 30’s prints come out it tempts me to buy them. Oh the addiction I have to the 30’s fabrics. I can’t get enough of them. Thank you for the chance to win. Wilma

    —Wilma Pittman on August 7, 2012
  • My delightful mother-in-law was a young woman in the 30’s. I listened to many stories about the early years of their marriage, and the many hardships they endured….the railroad frequently furloughed many workers, including her husband. She was a nurse and helped with home births, just to earn the money for essentials for her family. She learned to be very frugal, always had that make-do spirit, and could make something out of nothing. The 30’s fabrics reminds me of spirit of hard working American women.

    —Nancy on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts made with 30’s fabrics always look so clean and so crisp. I had a double wedding ring quilt made from 30’s fabric by my great aunt. My husband was in the military and somewhere during one of our many moves the quilt has been lost. Now that I quilt myself I realize how valuable that quilt was. I made a lap quilt out of 30’s fabric and a white background I am really proud of that quilt top hopefully I’ll get it quilted some day!

    —Linda on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics, they remind me of dresses my mom made for me with "twirley" skirts. 30’s fabrics are always so cheerful, makes me think of happy times!! I would love to win the drawing!

    —Pat on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics bring back fond memories of my grandmother and the privilege it was when she allowed us to help tie the quilts she and the other ladies made.

    Fammie Peter on August 7, 2012
  • I love the way the thirties fabrics all work together, like the flowers, grass, trees and sky always look good together in nature.

    —Janet on August 7, 2012
  • My mother made quilts in the 30’s. She passed away in 1941 from breast cancer. I became a quilter when I was much older. I have three of the quilts she made during those years using leftover fsbric from clothes she sewed for us. I love the soft colors, the prints of the 30’s fsbrics & reproductions and I started collecting them some time ago. Now I plan to use some of them in a quilt for a granddaughter. I love the old patterns from that era and will use them and the fsbrics in table runners. I only wish I had the treadle machine my mom used to make her quilts.

    —Arlene Poplewko on August 7, 2012
  • The charm.

    —Cathy Singletary on August 7, 2012
  • The thing that impresses me about the 30s Quilts is that those who took time to make them had to use every scrap they could get their hands on and yet they used their artistic ability to create such beautiful designs and knowing how my Grandmothers had to work amazes me that they even had time to make quilts much less with the designs so complicated. Today it takes us weeks to get our materials together much less hand piece and quilt these beauties.

    —Mary Moore on August 7, 2012
  • They are so cheerful & optimistic. They are the ones my grandmother made for 11 children, that my sister & I slept under as kids visiting. The little drawings captivated me & helped launch a love of drawing. I am a total fabriholic because of those quilts. I loved feeling the the quilting stitches in the night & still do.

    —Sharon on August 7, 2012
  • The thirties fabrics are magical! Whether you were born then or not, they evoke memories of childhood. The colors and prints are so happy that no matter what your mood, you can’t be anything but happy in the presence of these fabrics. They are some of my favorite fabrics. Of course, these are reproductions, but they have the same sense of comfort and nostalgia the original fabrics did. I have several of the Kansas City Star block books (I was born in KC). The books you have used to illustrate the feel of the thirties fabrics have that same feel of fabrics cherished because they were hard to come by and meant so much to the recipient of anything made with them. I would love to win a set of these fabrics to add to my collection and make quilts that have such an impact on everyone who has ever slept under a quilt made from feed sacks or their fifties cousin, flour sacks.

    —MizPat on August 7, 2012
  • The colors of the 30’s were hopeful, reflecting a cheerful practically. The quilts said, "We are making do, but not giving up." Those fabrics, and their reproductions, always make me think of my great grandmother and my inherited parts of a wedding ring quilt she had begun to hand-piece before her death. They represent a legacy of love and determination.

    —Constance Pentzer on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabric makes me think of a simpler time. The work was hard due to the lack of conveniences but people would get together for card parties, barn dances (in our area), church socials and the quilting bees. I like to think of sitting by lamplight in the evening,listening to the radio and cutting and pieceing a quilt top knowing that when the top was completed, friends would come and sit around the quilting frame and exchange stories as they stitched. Children were invited too and they would oft times play under the quilt as their mom’s helped complete the quilt top. The rewards of hard work were laughter, good food and lasting friendships.

    Betty Dobberpuhl on August 7, 2012
  • I love the sweet motifs and colors. They always remind me of my grandmother and the quilts she had. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Angela on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics remind me of going to the feed store with my aunt and being allowed to choose the feed sacks that I thought were pretty. Good memories

    —Winona on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmother sewing at her treadle sewing machine using the feed sacks she salvaged to make aprons, dresses, quilts and even pajamas. She was and still is my idle and mentor and has given me the skills to be the person I am today. The primary colors make me happy and bring back those happy days.

    —Barb Schneider on August 7, 2012
  • I love the great colors used in 30’s prints. I have a few quilts from my grandmother and great-aunts that were made from flour sack prints and just treasure them! It’s great to have my mom look at them (she’s 81) and she remembers which prints were her dresses and aprons.

    —Elizabeth on August 7, 2012
  • Yes,I would love to win this awesome fabric package,number one,I will be 55,on August,28. And,second my late Father was born,1929,and grew-up in the 1930’s,and my Mother was born in,1930,as well as my In-Laws and I would love to make a Quilt either for my HouseHold,because I take care of my 82yr.,old Mother and I would like to do something Special for her,because,my husband,got laid off on the 4th,July,2012.And she has really helped us alot,as wellas my In-Laws,and make something Special for the too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the mean-time I am looking for a job,something to do from home that is legal,if you here of anything that will not take me away from,my home and my Mother,please let me know,by E-Mail. Oh! May-be I can make something alittle special for my Husband as well,too from that time era that will remind him of somethings that his parents shared with him while he was growing-up in the 1960’s&1970’s to 1980’s timme era as well.I,really would like to win this package.Thank-You,and GOD BLESS YOU,Cindy Garlotte

    —Cindy Garlotte on August 7, 2012
  • They are my favorite! I love collecting themTHEY JUST PUT YOU IN A HAPPY PLAVE.

    Rita on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fresh feeling of the colors used in 30’s quilts. They always look so cheery!

    —Julie in GA on August 7, 2012
  • I have a quilt my great-grandmother made (Dresden Plate) that has those 30’s fabrics in it. One of them, a little Scottie dog fabric, was so comforting to me when I was growing up. I would just keep looking and touching that particular fabric until I would fall asleep.

    It would be so special to me to be able to make a quilt with 30’s fabrics that would – hopefully – comfort a great-grandchild of mine. (I have 4, with 2 on the way!)

    —Sue Lohr on August 7, 2012
  • I inherited a quilt that my great-great grandmother had made for my Dad, who was born in 1927. The top was not in good shape, but the backing was perfect, and looked almost like a brand new "reproduction" fabric. So I decided to discard the top, save, wash and re-use the back in quilts I made for my grandchildren, incorporating those newer reproduction fabrics. I have to say, that backing fabric is by far a better quality, and I feel so fortunate to have and re-use it, because my Dad died in 1969, when I was only 17, and had yet to develop my love for quilting.

    —Dianne Gillin on August 7, 2012
  • I have kitchen gadgets dating from the 1930’s and imagine the textiles that kept them company in the kitchen. The past is not something we want to forget, the good or the bad, and I appreciate what these reproductions of 1930’s fabrics stand for.

    —Mary Saxon on August 7, 2012
  • Reminds me of simpler times in simpler days!

    —Vicki Miller on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30s fabrics!

    —TaraA on August 7, 2012
  • I like the colours and prints. The quilts were made with love and as the good pieces of material where small the ladies made a work of art from the clothes that were to far gone for anything else.

    —Sharon on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s quilts bring back wonderful memories of quilts made by my grandmother and great aunts. It was so special to crawl into bed under one of these bright warm quilts.

    —Carol Smith on August 7, 2012
  • The color palettes of the 30’s are soothing – especially thinking og the hard times people went through. The designs are a remembrance of my gradmother’s aprons and dresses. The quilt designs seemed to flow with movement and clearness of purpose of good times and family.

    —Chris Sparks on August 7, 2012
  • I love these fabrics because they bring such happy, positive memories of aunts and grandmothers in Oklahome and the quilts they made using such fabrics. The pastel colors in small prints pop when pieced with white. I am always drawn to look at the quilt as a whole, then more closer to look at the block(s)patterns, and finally closer to see each individual print.

    —Margo on August 7, 2012
  • I love the dainty prints and fresh colors. They remind me of simpler days and when everyone recycled.

    —Jean Suchanek on August 7, 2012
  • When I see 30’s fabric, I think of my mom. I have wonderful memories of taking my mom to her quilt group and watching her work on quilts with 30’s fabric. She was an avid quilter and she made many beautiful quilts. To me, 30’s fabric is bright and cheery and always makes me feel better.

    —Melinda on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30s quilts because the themes for the children’s quilts were not about the latest movie hero, but about a simpler life where boys were cowboys and girls loved flowers. I love them also because the fabric was often part of a loved dress or shirt. I love to look over the patterns and remember my grandmother’s stash! I would love to make a 30s quilt and pass it on to my grand-daughter.

    —Nancy Reid on August 7, 2012
  • I love the brightness of them. The clarity of the prints and they remind me of when days were simpler!

    —Sandra on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s quilt fabrics are reminders of a time when life was financially difficult, but simpler. Kids played outside, mothers baked cookies from scratch, fathers worked hard to provide. This is what I see when I look at the beautiful quilts, as shown on the website. I don’t see this kind of fabric at the local "big-box" stores. I would love to make a quilt to pass on to my grandchldren, as my grandmothers passed on to me.

    —Nancy Reid on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics touch the nostalgic wonders of my childhood… such heartwarming feelings and memories. It’s like a connection to the distant past and to my grandmother… wonderful memories.

    susan lentz on August 7, 2012
  • The 1930’s is a time I connect to with my grandmother. All the stories she had about living in that time was a treasure to me. She also quilted and the fabric was so different then. She said it felt different. I dont know about that. I just know it was a special time hearing about and seeing the work that they did then. The fabric was so beautiful. I would love to have some.

    Patricia Purkey on August 7, 2012
  • I love the small simple designs in the fabric. The designs are cheerful and bright. In the 30’s era, one was grateful and happy just to be able to sit, sew and enjoy family.

    —Janice on August 7, 2012
  • I love the fact the the 30’s fabrics remind me of a simpler more innocent time.

    —jane denny on August 7, 2012
  • These fabrics will make beautiful scrap quilts.

    —Micki on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabric just make you want to quilt. The quilts turn out just great and you feel so good.

    —BONNIE RICHARDS on August 7, 2012
  • love the subtlety of the colours and the history behind the quilts!

    —Diane on August 7, 2012
  • There is something appealing in the colours and designs used in 1930’s fabrics and quilt designs. I believe it is that they are pretty while still being bold and strong. I guess this says something about the world being experienced by these women at this time in history and their expression of themselves as strong but beautiful women.

    —Nadine on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of the feedsacks my Mom and grandmother used for so many things, not just quiits. Some of my favorite childhood outfits were made from feedsacks. Mom made me pedal pushers from a print and a top from white sacks, trimmed at the neck, hem, sleeve hem and pocket tops with the print. A better matching set I never had. That’s why I love 30’s fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win some of them.

    —Peggy on August 7, 2012
  • quilts made with 30’s fabrics have a homey and soft feel! the use of white background in most of them helps to let the colors show themselves without competing with each other. 30’s quilts are some of the most beautiful quilts!!

    —brenda on August 7, 2012
  • The 30s fabrics bring back sweet memories in the 1950s of my Grandmother precutting hexagons and starting me hand piecing a small grandmothers flower garden quilt when I was only 10 years old. Memories of hot summer days in southern Indiana and retreating to the cool sewing room. I can still smell the fabric and house I loved so much.

    —Judy Piper on August 7, 2012
  • What I love about 30’s quilts is the quiet beauty of the colors and patterns blended together from make-do fabrics. I remember my daughter’s paternal great grandmother sitting in her chair with a Wedding Ring quilt on her lap sewing each stitch my hand. Her fabric scraps came from many sources of clothing, left over sewing projects and anything that came along. What she could make out of these scraps was done with immeasurable love and ingenuity. Beauty can be made with things of little worth. It only requires a faithful heart and loving hands. Just like great grandma’s from so long ago.

    —Patricia Carlson on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmother, her wonderful smelling kitchen, her smile. The fabric makes me smile, it creates a happy feeling for me. I love sewing with 30’s fabrics, the colors and prints draw me in, I using a pattern designed just for these fabrics. I have quite a collection, I find that when I spot a print that I don’t have….I have to have a piece.

    —Susan on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright clear colors of 30’s fabrics and prints reminiscent of simpler times.

    —Sally on August 7, 2012
  • For the past three years, I have been searching for 30s quilt fabric. I have searched for vintage fabric and reproduction quilt shop fabric so that I could make a quilt using the quilt blocks hand stitched by my husband’s grandmother. These Dresden Plate quilt squares were made from dresses that my mother-in-law wore in the 30s. My love for 30s quilts is the hunt for the fabric. Thank you Nancy Mahoney for designing the 1930s Adeline fabrics and thank you P&B Textiles for this opportunity. The hunt is over; the fabric is found!

    —Elaine De on August 7, 2012
  • With our 24/7/365 world today, the colors and patterns of the 30’s remind us of a time when life was a bit gentler, a bit less hurried–a time to stop the clock and just remember.

    —Linda C. on August 7, 2012
  • When I was growing up and would spend time at my Grandmothers she would cover you with one of these beautiful quilts. I remember especially at Christmas and the smells in the air and the cold nights and my Granny ticking me in with one from head to toe. Hers were passed down to her from her Mother who quilted. My grandmother gave one to me and I used it till it fell apart. The memories are always priceless, as are these beautiful fabrics. How can you not remember the softness and warmth on those nights you went to sleep under one of those quilts. I do and I like remembering.

    Valerie LaFevers on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s quilts and fabrics remind me of the quilts my Grandmother made. I love there invitingly warm looks.

    —Verna on August 7, 2012
  • I really enjoy the 1930’s quilts for the darling fabrics and the thriftfull ways women used what they had. They had scrappy quilts using thrifty patterns. We can all take some lessons from these ladies!

    —Robbin Golden on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics are my "go-to" fabrics for baby quilts. I know I can grab a bundle of 30’s and they will go with any of the other 30’s in my stash, so it makes it easy to put together a baby quilt in fairly short order!

    —Barb Johnson on August 7, 2012
  • To me the 30s represent a time for looking to a brighter future. Times were difficult, but the bright, cheerful colors that were chosen for the fabrics did show they were being optimistic of this to come. You can’t help but smile when you see them! I have the last 2 quilts my grandmother made, look at the fabrics she sewed onto feed sack foundations, and have to wonder what she was thinking when she finished them.
    I don’t think you can have too many of the 30s repro fabrics–they are always a bright spot in any quilt!!

    —Diane Felice on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors of the fabrics and the patterns. Can’t explain why but looking at ’30 quilts evokes a feeling of happiness. This has to be the quilts speaking to my heart because I do not have any experiences or memories related to quilts from the ’30s.

    —Denise Latour on August 7, 2012
  • I have one my grandma made and it is one of the things that would be necessary to rescue from a burning building. I love the soft colors.

    —Kay Bowlsby on August 7, 2012
  • I love the bright colors, little florals, and novelty animals that often appear on these prints. i LOVE the patterns shown. Really cute. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Beth Hammergren on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics are so soft and gentle on your eyes. I love the experience of looking at them.

    —Sandra on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors of the thirties fabrics, especially the tops I have that my grandmother and Aunt pieced in the thirties.
    I think they just liked to keep their hands busy as they only made the tops not finished quilts. I cherish these and now love to quilt too. I am planning a thirties fabric quilt to be finished by the end of the year for my grand
    daughter.
    These new fabrics look wonderful.

    Doris

    —Doris Mullen on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s look fabrics because the colors sing soft and snuggle to me. They remind me of the well loved and comfortable quilts at my grandmother’s house.

    —Carolyn Howland on August 7, 2012
  • What a great giveaway! I love vintage fabric and the 30’s fabric bundle provides wonderful patterns and colors to create quilts which can be passed down many generations. Blankets wear out but quilts last ages because of the TLC in creating them.
    I’m creating a web site. Next time I can add it!

    —Brenda Woody on August 7, 2012
  • For some reason these fabrics remind me of when I was a child.My grandmother would wear dresses made of cottons that resembled the cottons we see today.Now I am collecting these fabrics to make into a quilt.No one in my family quilted but I remember my Mother being promised a quilt which would have had to have been made from the 30’s fabrics but somewhere along the way it disappeared.Sure would have been nice to have that quit today.

    —Sandy D on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s colors – they always make me smile! Making a 30’s quilt is on my to do list. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!

    —Kelly Solomon on August 7, 2012
  • My great grandmother made many quilts using 30’s fabric and my grandmother used them on the twin beds we slept in when we visited her. The fabrics are cheery, but the love within those stitches always made me feel that I was loved by a woman I never knew and a woman who let me know she loved me every day. Some quilts have feeling and emotion within them regardless of the pattern. Those were Nana’s quilts!

    —Alison Vigil on August 7, 2012
  • Both sides of my extended families were born and raised in New York city. My maternal grandmother was one of the first women on both sides of my families to work outside of the home and grandpa managed an apartment building in exchange for rent. Strangely, I have always yearned for the things of the country as opposed to city and the quilts of the thirties are a visual reminder of how the women "made do". I am honored to be one of them through my attempts at quilting although most of my finished projects are wall hangings. A bed quilt out of these fabrics would be wonderful.

    —BarbaraS on August 7, 2012
  • As a child growing up in the 40’s & 50’s, it was a special treat to go to my paternal grandmother’s house for holidays. After a big meal the women would clean the kitchen and then my grandmother would go into her bedroom and bring out the quilts she had been working on. We would gather around and admire the beautiful quilts made from scraps. This is why the 30’s quilts are such favorits of mine.

    —Donna Greene on August 7, 2012
  • I love the flowered prints. They remind me of my grandmother’s aprons that she always wore when working in the kitchen. She loved making jams and jellies and the smells coming from her kitchen when she was busy cooking were unbelievable!

    —Cindy Rader on August 7, 2012
  • These quilts remind me of the quilts that my Mother & Grandmother made. The colors are so pretty. We got chicken feed in printed sacks & they were always used for clothes & the scrapes were used for quilts. With 7 girls in the family it required a lot of sewing & quilting to keep everybody warm. Love the modern versions of this material.

    New Braunfels, Texas

    —Mary Heinen on August 7, 2012
  • My earliest memories of quilts were those that were made from authentic 30’s fabrics. The clear, crisp colors mixed with plain white fabric sashings and borders are what defined a quilt to me. I love the innocent look of the 30’s fabrics, it takes me to a time when life was much less complitcated than it is today.

    —Sheila on August 7, 2012
  • The beautiful colours and dainty prints make the reproductions very collectible and inspire quilters to create the 30s patterns that our ancesters spent so much time working on.

    —Marleen Robinson on August 7, 2012
  • I am into pastels and love the 30″s reproductions to make the older patterns sparkle. The lines are so clean and the quilts are peaceful. I really like Nancy Mahoney’s patterns and quilts. I have several of her books in my quilting room now. Just looking at them makes the "bad" go away!

    Sandra Miller, 8/7/2012

    —Sandra Miller on August 7, 2012
  • Being the daughter of a 94 yr young quilter, I was "raised" on feed sacks. Several yrs back mom decided she "liked" those repo 30’s fabric, she collected a few. But now father time has taken her quilting talent away but she can still enjoy looking at what we do with her "sacks".

    —faye t on August 7, 2012
  • The thirties fabrics are so cheerful and colorful. They were made to brighten the depression days. Children playing, whimsical flowers, hinting at carefree, better days ahead. Makes you want to make a quilt and wrap yourself in the feeling.

    —Janet on August 7, 2012
  • What an incredible era those 30’s were. I have long wished for some of these fabrics, as I only have a few in my stash. Have had a quilt more or less worked out for some time… but that is as far as I have got. What a wonderful giveaway that would be.

    Joan Cumming on August 7, 2012
  • I love the patterns and colors of this fabric!!!

    —Melanie C on August 7, 2012
  • I just love the bright and cheerful colors and the delightful patterns. They make any quilt pattern extra special. They remind me of quilts my grandmother worked on when I was young.

    —Maureen E. on August 7, 2012
  • I love the variety of color in the 30’s fabrics. They are always so very cheerful to me. I would love to makie a quilt with tbese beautiful fabrics. They remind me of my great-grandmothe’s quilts.

    —Kathy Biciocchi on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors, patterns and the memories they bring back from when my grandmother used to make us quilts from our outgrown clothes we’d give her:) She would come up with really special birthday and christmas gifts for all three of us girls. I still try to carry on the tradition of quilting for my kids and grandkids as well. It’s heart warming and comforting!

    —Diana Ross on August 7, 2012
  • It is hard to put into words my love for 30’s fabric. I am reminded of the history in the actual 30’s quilts. . . this piece was from my daughter’s favorite dress, this piece was traded because someone else needed the green piece from my old house coat, and on and on!

    —Judy P on August 7, 2012
  • The fabrics remind me of the feed sacks that were used for many things, besides holding feed.

    —Kathy on August 7, 2012
  • Just look at those bundles of color. They make you happy looking at them. What’s not to love about them.

    —Lynne Hanson on August 7, 2012
  • i love the colors.but mostly it reminds me of my mother &grandma.grandma’ssister left her some quilt designs from the kansas city star.grandma made quilt from the designs then mom did .when she died .she left them to me .i have sewed for a long time but i’mjust starting to try to make a quilts now. i hope i win thank you for the chance.

    —Rosemary Kelley on August 7, 2012
  • Adorable fabrics; they hop and skip and tumble with so much energy, light & color, just like those young Olympic gymnasts! Lovely!

    —Ragmop/Sandy on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30s prints. They remind me of all the quilts made by my grandmothers and great grandmother. I really love anything from the 30s, and decorate my kitchen in that theme. My grandmother said to
    me once,"I don’t see what you girls want with all that old stuff. I
    had to live with that. Give me "new" stuff any day." We just laughed.
    One winter, I went out to the chicken house for my grandma. I saw a
    wonderful old "tulip" quilt wrapped around the water faucet. I ran
    in the house, and asked if I could have the quilt that Gramp was using
    to insulate the pipes. She said, "oh, you don’t want that old thing,
    it’s thread-bare in a few places." I told her I wanted it. We patched
    it together, and it is one of my prized quilts. Thanks for the chance
    to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    —Rhonda Desgranges on August 7, 2012
  • I love the colors, and how no matter what the print is, everything goes together so well. The 30s fabrics make me smile.

    —Margaret Lawrence on August 7, 2012
  • All those cheerful cute characters on those fabrics. The cheerful bright colors. Lovely little flowers here and there. Even some boyish one. So lovely and colorful!

    —Teena Abenchuchan on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabrics, they remind me of my grandmothers home. I have a piece from my great grandmother, handed down to my grandmother, to an aunt and now to me. Each of us has loved the colors so much we just cant cut it. Someday, Someday

    —Kristi on August 7, 2012
  • I love the happy whimsical colors and patterns of 1930’s fabrics! The quilts made during that era are so happy and light, they just cheer you up and give you hope that even through tough times there is always hope, if you have a good attitude and do your best with what you have!

    —Amanda Best on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s quilts because they are so loveley and bright and to think how the ladies back then used whatever they had to make the quilts.
    A lot of love must have gone into making the quilts

    —Carmen Camilleri on August 7, 2012
  • I love the freshness of the colours and the simple designs

    Deb R on August 7, 2012
  • The thirties fabrics are beautiful, so cheerfull and full of bright colors and amazing prints. The fact that they could have been, dresses, shirts or any fabrics available, shows how creative you can become. I believe these quilts gave many people hope for the future. For me they also remind me of some of the house dresses my mother use to wear.

    —Jan on August 7, 2012
  • The colors are so happy and the designs so simplistic. It is very calming to look at the 30’s quilts. I can easily imagine myself in that era.

    —Barbara K on August 7, 2012
  • I love the simplicity of 30s prints. And the fact that remind me of life when my mom was a girl and everything just seemed to move slower and be simpler. Less distractions and more quiet time. Love these prints!

    —Ruth B on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics reminds me of the quilts I have that my Mom had made. Great colors–always cheery–reminds me of the "good old days" when we appreciated everything we had!! Treadle machines that worked and made beautiful quilts and garments—everything was a treasure.

    —Diane Schwarz on August 7, 2012
  • I like the small floral prints and the dresdenonian quilt blocks. It inspired people to keep quilting even though there was much because it was a depression era time, but still the quilters stitched on, so it definitely inspires me to keep quilting.

    —Darlene Krystal on August 7, 2012
  • Quilts and fabrics of the thirties were fresh and crisp and more so in America than here in Australia where the fabrics were not as vibrant and fresh. I love the look of those fabrics and would dearly love to have had them here.
    I am only glad that they are around today
    Lee

    —Lee on August 7, 2012
  • the colors and designs are so unique, unlike anything we see these days. I have no reproduction fabrics in my stash, but would love to make some of the quilts displayed!!

    —Colleen Lawrence on August 7, 2012
  • I love the dainty flowers and beautiful colours of the 30’s era. The styles I love to quilt utilise these fabrics beautifully.

    —Dawn on August 7, 2012
  • I love the beautiful colors and designs that the quilters used to uplift their families when times were so diffcut. It is a part of history that needs to be shared and remembered.

    —Lisa Ecton on August 7, 2012
  • Not only the cheery colors, but the cute novelty prints popular then. I also like the use of muslin as backgrounds on so many quilts – really lightens the over-all look. I’m a pastel girl!

    —Nancy Helpinstill on August 7, 2012
  • Love the colors and the a little naiv cute patterns.It gives a new made quilt, an old feeling.

    —Ann-Marie on August 7, 2012
  • I love how cheerful thirties quilt are. The fabric just make me smile. Thanks for the chance!

    Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s prints because they remind me of the aprons my grandmothers wore when I was a little girl. My mom always said they reminded her of hard times when she was young and had to wear cloths made from feed sacks – even underwear.

    —Kim Rhody on August 7, 2012
  • I love the pastels. But then they threw in a lot of red, too, and it seems to go okay with the pastels!

    —Sharon on August 7, 2012
  • 30’s fabric always looks so clean and bright. It makes me think of freshly dried clothes on a clothesline blowing in the breeze. And there is certainly nothing more snuggly and comforting than a 30’s quilt.

    Vicki Winkler on August 7, 2012
  • The 1930’s fabrics remind me of my mother and grandmother and all of the sewing they did for me as a child…altho the fabrics that I remember are those clothes that they made from the feedsacks that chicken feed came in. What fun it was to choose the bag of feed and know that you would have a special dress (girls in the 1950’s always wore a dress rather than pants)! These fabrics remind me of them and are so comforting.

    —Margaret Andrews on August 7, 2012
  • The 1930’s was a time of the dust bowl when things were of rough times an simple times. They had to make times fun. My parents married in 1936 after a very rough time of my mother losing both of her parents. So a lot of the passage of the time in the 30’s were the to just get through it an pass the time with the wonderful flour an feed sacks that could be made into a dresses an scraps made into a quilt. Yes it was a rough time but compared to the times of now they might not have been so hard of times then. Even with the dust bowl of Oklahoma

    —Emma J. McConnell on August 7, 2012
  • Beautiful colours, bright and cheery. Makes you want to make one of your own to keep and later pass onto your children as a heirloom.

    —Riana on August 7, 2012
  • I love the soft clear colours of the thirties fabric. They always remind me of my great grandmother,Annie, who taught me all the hand crafts, sewing & quilting during her long life. She passed away at almost 94 years of age when I was 27!

    —Cheryl on August 7, 2012
  • I love 30’s fabric. reminds me of my grandmother, I still have a quilt of her’s i need to finish.

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on August 7, 2012
  • I love the 30’s look not only for the gorgeous pretty and feminine fabrics but because it felt like spring all year round. This is just the best time of the year.

    What beautiful designs these fabrics are and even better designs in the books suited to these fabrics.

    I truely believe that indeed I was very blessed should I be so lucky to win one of these bundles here in rural Western Australia!

    —Yvette Henley on August 7, 2012
  • I think these fabrics reconnect me to my childhood. My maternal grandmother always had a quilt suspended in her quilting frame and
    my paternal grandmother always gave us quilts that she machine quilted. Most of all, these quilts take me back to the winter at my grandmother’s when the weather was so cold and the only heat was a
    single floor heater that was turned off when everyone went to bed. There was something so comforting about snuggling under the mounds of blankets and quilts and looking out the tall windows that were covered in condensation. Nothing ever felt so good as crawling under these quilts in that cold room!

    —debra on August 7, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics always remind me of growing up at home, they are so cheerful. Although I didn’t grow up in the 30’s it was 20 years later, we still lived by the same rule. Mother sewed all my dresses with her stash of fabrics and I have seen items made with flour sacks and still have some of the bleached white ones. Things always seemed more laid back and happy then! What I could so with that fabric!

    —Wendy Hausauer on August 7, 2012
  • I love the meaning, the real purpose that made this women criate beauty from hard times. It looks cheerful, full of hope, quite naive. Lovely.

    —Ana Paula on August 7, 2012
  • I fell in love with quilting because of a Dresden plate quilt my grandmother had that my sister and I used to use when we slept over at grandma’s house. While not made in the 30’s, I love the well-worn, soft feel of all the different fabrics and how snug I felt under that quilt. I remember my grandmother telling me that because of growing up in the Depression, they learned to darn and repurpose clothing..nothing got thrown away. To this day, my grandmother still rinses out and reuses her Ziploc baggies. I think the fabrics of the 30’s remind me of my grandmother’s values..how to be thrifty and creative when you don’t have a whole lot of money. That you can make something beautiful out of something other’s might throw away. Not to mention all the soft, pretty fabrics that you just want to run your fingers over.

    —Michelle H. on August 7, 2012
  • I love the freshness of 1930s fabrics which reflect fun, colour and optimism . They are happy fabrics!

    Liv on August 8, 2012
  • It’s really amazing to see how women used quilting to improve their lives and their independency at those difficult days. I find it especially interesting and I loved the old templates in the newspapers…I consider these documents something really special. On the other side, what a beautiful colors, what a pretty designs!!! Thanks a lot for showing us and for making us feel all these positive aspects in such a difficult time.

    —Clara on August 8, 2012
  • The prints and colours are so happy and colourful. They make you want to sing.

    —Joy V on August 8, 2012
  • I love the soft colors and the happy feel. I still remember feed sacks and making a pair of shorts and top from them. How I wish now I had the stack we had back then. I can remember looking at all the patterns when my dad went to get feed. While those were a little newer than the 30’s, perhaps that’s part of the reason I love the soft pastels and small prints.

    —Jean HS on August 8, 2012
  • Given the harshness of the age, 1930’s quilts show the amazing resilience of the women of those times. To my mind these quilts were a show of brightness, cheerfulness and courage during what must have been an extremely stressful, anxious period. The creation of one of these quilts in such joyful fabrics must have given the maker a much needed boost of morale and a great deal of satisfaction.

    Meredithe on August 8, 2012
  • I love the color of the 30’s fabrics. I love the fact that so many women took something as utilitarian as a rag or flour sack and turned those oh so many scraps and rags into something so beautiful. I love how they took nothing and made it into show pieces for their homes. I love the I’m poor and I’m proud attitude of the 30’s and the women who so thoughtfully cared for home and hearth.

    —Rita Jackson on August 8, 2012
  • I have always loved these fabrics because they seem so imbued with the American heart and soul. They represent our strength and hope in life and the future, and we can certainly use that in the troubled times we live in. The 30’s fabrics are innocent and happy fabrics that help us through hard times, and that makes me smile when I see them.

    —Carle on August 8, 2012
  • The nineteen thirties fabrics with lovely crisp white backgrounds give a wonderful insight into simpler, more peaceful time. The memories and comfort that a quilt made of these fabrics gives are priceless. The simple pleasure of hand piecing these quilts is one of lifes greatest treasures.

    Raylene Hartman on August 8, 2012
  • I have a small stash of 30’s fabric and have planned for years to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden. I’ve found a simple method to create this quilt, so now I need to add to my stash. These fabric bundles would be a great addition and give me more inspiration to get started.

    —Debra Poe on August 8, 2012
  • Bring’s to mind a quilt that my mother gave in my teens that my grandmother I never knew qulted this for use in her home. Such lovely prints and good usage of patterens and material. It is a great memory of a grandmother that I never knew loved to quilt, as I do!I would like to win this fabric to make quilts to on pass on to my grandchldren so that they and there children, may know the love that goes in to each quilt and to rember their grandmother. Love the fabrics and designs of the thirties.

    —ROBIN on August 8, 2012
  • When my daughter bought a beautiful brick bungalow built n 1935 I had to make her a quilt with the 30’s reproduction fabrics that I had so coveted. To add to the nostalgia I decided to piece a " Bow tie " quilt with my recently acquired red eye Singer treadle sewing machine. What fun it was to explore the histor y behind those 30 ‘s fabric designs! I love the cheery bright fabrics paired with crisp white. I would love to make the Dresden Plate desig n on the cover of your "Fancy to Frugal" publication! Thanks For the chance!

    —Judy Toelle on August 8, 2012
  • I love the sweetness in light colors, and the simple lines in designs.

    Veronica Santos on August 8, 2012
  • I like the 30″s fabric because at a distance it reads as one color without being one harsh color. It is very calming to view. It makes you happy when you see these beautiful fabrics.

    Would love to win one of the bundles. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Ruth Wildermuth on August 8, 2012
  • Quilts at that time where made with what ever material was at hand. I think that is why I love them all the more.

    —Mary Mac on August 8, 2012
  • The colors and little prints remind me of Grandma and simpler days. Days when we took the time for quilting and canning and feeding the chickens. We were happy then.

    —Renie on August 8, 2012
  • What’s old is new again…to me these fabrics seem fresh and cheerful. They make a great statement. I like the modern type of quilts too but the fabrics and designs of 30’s quilts bring happy thoughts to mind and remembrances of grandma’s house.

    —Beth on August 8, 2012
  • The 1930’s fabrics are so fresh in their colours. Simple designs, clear colours and happy pictures make these fabrics a delight to piece with. I have just used them in a quilt with a white background and they are really shining. Pity I am giving this one away for a thirtieth birthday. One day will make one for myself.

    —Lyn C on August 8, 2012
  • Soy primeriza en hacer pathwork, y al ver las telas de los edredones, veo que son muy alegres, y originales pero al mismo tiempo son cálidos,te invitan a envolverte con ellos y relajarte mientras piensas como harás el próximo quilt con las telas de Nancy, o qué dulce puedes hacer para merendar con los nietos.
    Isabel Fernandez
    Granada, España, 8, Agosto 2012

    —Isabel Fernandez on August 8, 2012
  • Translation for Isabel’s comment: I’m new in making patchwork, and to see the quilting fabrics, I see that they are very happy, and original but at the same time they are warm, invite you to get involved with them and relax as you think as you do the next quilt fabrics of Nancy, or sweet which can make picnic with the grandchildren.
    Isabel Fernández
    Granada, Spain, 8, August 2012

    -Thanks so much for commenting, Isabel!

    —Cornelia on August 8, 2012
  • I love thirties fabrics as the colors are so cheerful. It always gives me the feel of summer when I look at them or am working with them. I am not at the age of remembering how the thrities have been, but my mom comes from that time and so I have a second connection to the fabrics! They are her childhood memories! I am working on a 30-s quilt (quilted diamonds) and its name is MOMS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. Thanks for the give away! Regards, Marianna B. The Netherlands

    Marianna Bergkamp on August 8, 2012
  • What I love about the thirty fabrics is that they remind of my grandmother. My grandmother is gone but the love she had for quilting still reigns in me. I do have all her UFO’s and her scraps, whenever I open the container with her fabric in it, it still smells like her house and brings back the memories of her. Of course I would love to finish some of her UFOs – someday…

    —Kary on August 8, 2012
  • What fascinates me the most about the quilts from the 30s is the quilters inate use of color therapy to lift the spirits during a bleak period in history. Secondly, the quilters found a way, despite the trying times, to band together to provide each other the support needed to face the challenges. Finally, the quilters have left us a beautiful legacy that we may need to reflect upon during these uncertain economic times: resourcefulness, comraderie, and hope.

    —Kathleen Mannion on August 8, 2012
  • What beautiful quilts to make in the 30’s examples shown in this blog. Love the new fabric line too!

    Sylvia Dye

    —Sylvia Dye on August 8, 2012
  • Love all kinds of quilts, but the 30’s reproductions are so calming and peaceful, I have always loved the small prints of these quilts.

    Donna on August 8, 2012
  • I came to quilting after my grandmother died and we found two beautiful hand pieced tops in her things – one is a typical 30’s applique butterfly quilt and the other is a grandmother’s flower garden. I learned to quilt so that I could finish those two tops into quilts. Although I love most quilts I am always drawn to the scrappy 30s style quilts and have managed to collect nearly 50 of them – some complete quilts and many tops.

    Michele

    Michele Bautsch on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s was a time of stretching a penny and making do with what you have in ways that most of us will never understand. The quilts are a testimony to the beauty and hard work that helped a generation survive. The quilts served to keep the body and the soul warm.

    —Susie McBride on August 8, 2012
  • When I see a quilt made with 30’s fabric it makes me smile. The fabric and the colors are so happy and cheerful that it just makes you want to grin from ear to ear. It’s fun to search the quilt over to look for surprises in the fabric, like puppies, rabbits, etc. Happy quilts!

    —Diane on August 8, 2012
  • I love the contrast of the 30’s. All the photographs you see from that era are in black and white — with stern faces, rarely a smile. Yet, the fabric colors from that era are bright and cheery, and in fun patterns.

    —Liz Johnson on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colorful prints and the way they compliment each other in a quilt.

    —Kathie on August 8, 2012
  • I love the bright cheerful colors of thirties quilts. They make me happy!

    —Sandy on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colours and the tiny patterns. I also love the sweetness of the animals in the designs. Although I am normally a bright colour sewer I love the 30’s colours for baby quilts and for the more whimsical designs.

    —Mhairi on August 8, 2012
  • There is a simplicity in 30’s fabric that is missing today. The colors are simple, the patterns also. They just scream scrap quilt to me and I love to scrap quilt!!!

    —Debbi Cortright on August 8, 2012
  • I like both the colors and the patterns on the fabric. When I look at these lovely fabrics, it reminds me of my Grandmother. She was also a quilter and all her quilts were loved and used daily. Grandmother had a sister who worked in a clothing factory and would come home with stacks of the cut out scraps. She would use these in her quilts as well as pieces from her old clothing.

    —Nanette Richardson on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they remind me of my trip to my Grandmother Rozena’s home. She made quilts out of feedsacks and would quilt them on quilting frames hanging from the ceiling. Those summer visits were a highlight for me then and a precious memory now!

    —Lana on August 8, 2012
  • Thirties Quilts and the fabrics that remind us of them are homey not stuffy. Even an Awe inspiring quilt makes me want to cuddle with it.

    —Susan K on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s patterns remind me so fondly of my grandmother who raised 10 children, farmed, churned her own butter, tended a large garden, picked and canned the produce, made jams and jellies from hand-picked fruit, gathered and shelled pecans, picked cotton, gathered eggs, canned beef and pork, entertained 27 grandchildren, designed and decorated her own hats, and still found time to quilt by hand in her "spare" time, made mainly from pieces of the fabric left after sewing her own clothes, as well as clothing for her children and grandchildren. Any scraps left from the quilts, she braided into rugs. She was the most caring woman I’ve ever known; she was my grandma and always had time for me. I would love to honor her by making a quilt from the same frabric patterns she may have used in the 1930s.

    —Marsha Davidson on August 8, 2012
  • I love old quilts because they are beautiful and full of stories/history! I am new to quilting myself but my grandmother was a quilter and when I became an adult I truly understood the beauty and value of using absolutely any piece of cloth to make a quilt for your bed!

    —Judy on August 8, 2012
  • I love the use of the simple color waves all put up against a white background! The colors and patterns pop with charm and delight, and bring a sense of warmth and happiness to all of us.

    —carol on August 8, 2012
  • I like patterns with some history! The connection to the past is my favorite!

    —Devon on August 8, 2012
  • Thirty fabrics impart a peaceful feeling. They have a softness often not present in more modern designs. The 30’s fabrics bring back many childhood memories of the fabrics my mother and grandmother used in our home. I recall the aprons my mother and grandmother wore and the flour and feed sacks they made into curtins and dishtowels. Wrapping up in a quilt of 30’s fabric would be like wrapping myself in yesteryear.

    Kathleen Larsen on August 8, 2012
  • Thirties fabrics are so much like a fresh breath of Spring time air. They look so good in traditional quilts with a solid background, and can easily be mixed with other types of fabric. Thank you for your posts–enjoy the information given.

    —Joan Powell on August 8, 2012
  • ;this fabric reminds me of my mom and her sitting and piecing together little 9 patches to use for a quilt. i have developed a love for the colors and try to find as many different colors as i can for my collection to use for my next grand child.

    —Liz on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of my grandmother. She loved to sew and embroidry. I only have a few pieces of her work. But, the memory of her work lives on in my mind and gives me that warmth she shared with us.

    —Patricia on August 8, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics make me happy with their cheerful colors and designs. I love discovering new 30’s fabrics and adding to my stash. Can’t wait to start my quilt.

    —Cat Stanley on August 8, 2012
  • I love how clean and crisp the colors look in a quilt. 30’s are the best.

    —Paula on August 8, 2012
  • The colors are so inviting. Brings back memories of going to Grandma’s House. I love this fabric!

    —Joy Hardin on August 8, 2012
  • Why do I LOVE the thirties fabrics? My grandmother was a quilter with limited funds to purchase new fabric. She created lovely quilts from discarded house dresses. When I see quilts using vintage fabrics they remind me of her and her love for me. She was the kindest person I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I feel blessed to own one of her creations, I can wrap myself in her and call her to me when life becomes bleak.

    —Clarice on August 8, 2012
  • Fabulous giveaway! I love the gentle colours!

    —Gill on August 8, 2012
  • I think they had more time in those days to work on them, they didn’t have all the distractions as we do now ie TV. And because they had bad lighting they tended to make them so much more colourful and really rich colours. I love them.

    —Claire C on August 8, 2012
  • I love the shades of the 30’s pallette, they go from soft to bold and still all look good together. They make a great scrappy looking quilt too. I also love the nostalgic designs that can be stylized and childish or grown-up.

    —Abigail on August 8, 2012
  • I love the quilts from the thirties for their beautiful patterns and the wonderful fabrics, but most of all for the memories they hold of a time long ago when our ancestors sat around the quilting frames making covers that would keep their family warm . Little did they know that all these years later, those same quilts that warmed their bed would now warm our hearts.

    —Alice Franks on August 8, 2012
  • I worked at a fabric store that sold alot of 30’s Fabric. And it reminded me of my grandmother’s aprons. I have now started quilting and love going into fabric stores looking for 30’s fabric. I now have enough of the fabric to start my next quilt. Love it.

    Carol on August 8, 2012
  • The look, designs, and knowledge of knowing that there was a group of ladies wheather family or friends gathered together in fellowship and love making the simple but intricute designs of beautiful memories of the past or helping someone begin a new exciting life.

    —Priscilla on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s prints and quilts remind me of cotton candy – cheery colors and light and airy feel. They would brighten up any setting and lighten anyone’s mood! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Becky Greene on August 8, 2012
  • Hummmm. That’s a hard call, why am I attracted to the 30’s fabric? I really don’t know why. I think all quilters have a love of certain kinds of materials and the 30’s is one of mine. I have made two baby quilts with the fabric for my twin grandsons on their incubators when they were born early. The same love that I feel toward the material is the same love that generates from the material to the recipient. Is it the colors, is it the small prints, is it something in my memory that never surfaces, I really don’t know. All I do know is that I am attracted to that fabric line and will keep on collecting it. Thank you for carrying the line of 30’s fabric and I hope to see different patterns in years to come.

    —Cindy on August 8, 2012
  • 30’s prints are bright, cheery, and full of fun. You have to smile when the 30’s prints are used in a wonderful quilt. You’ll start your day with a smile while making the bed in the morning that will carry you through the day.

    —Joyce Freese on August 8, 2012
  • The 30s have always been my favorite fabrics. They go well in my cottage style home decor and the colors and designs are so sweet, they make me smile.

    Vicki Strumpf on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s prints are so cheerful and welcoming. They always make me feel like I am home. They also strengthen the connection I feel with my Grandmothers, and Great Grandmothers. It is always so exciting for me when I inherit an old quilt or quilt top – I look at the original prints and am surprised how many of them I have in reproductions. They definitely give me a ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling!

    —Tina on August 8, 2012
  • i love making quilts that look old fashioned… bring on the rick rack! the colors are so cheery.

    Pam Cope on August 8, 2012
  • I love 30’s repro fabrics for their color and whimsical patterns.

    They are great for all genre of quilts, including quilts for children.

    —Maureen Hill on August 8, 2012
  • 30s fabrics remind me of my Grandmother and the quilts she made my sister and I. I am so lucky to have received two of her wonderful quilts. She is why I am a quilter today.

    —Janet on August 8, 2012
  • I love all of the old quilts because they were made by women most of the time from what they had left from their clothes and the clothes of relatives and friends. And lots of them were made when a group of women got together and spent the day quilting and socializing.

    —Kay on August 8, 2012
  • I started my stash by collecting 1930’s repro prints – I love the bright cheery pastels and the cute little prints, especially in bubble gum pink.

    —Jacklynn Grimm on August 8, 2012
  • I’m currently working on a baby quilt that uses 30’s fabrics. While they wouldn’t have been my first choice, I loved the quilt; so I used the same type of fabrics. I find myself smiling as I work on this! Smiling! Those fabrics just make me smile! They aren’t as intense as today’s brights and seem "innocent" to me. I love the patterns featured in the books, especially the flowers…the fabrics are a perfect match! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great bundle of fabrics!

    —Laurel on August 8, 2012
  • I love the gentle aura that most 30’s fabrics instill. And the quilt patterns that result are typically repeating blocks. Oh, the geometry!

    —Debra Burgess on August 8, 2012
  • Being born and raised in a family that handled antiques and dolls, Mary Merritt Doll Musuem,I always loved the "feedsack" materials. They hold so many memories for so many people, both sad and happy. I would love to be able to make a quilt with my daughter, similar to that of which I made with my grandmother and great grandmother with these beautiful 30’s prints. So much of our past is being forgotten about and I would like to try keep quilting with these vintage prints alive in my family.

    —Jennifer Darrah on August 8, 2012
  • I love these prints because they remind me of my grandmother and the quilts she lovingly stitched for her family.

    —Jean on August 8, 2012
  • It is the bright, clear colors that evoke joy and smiles from me that draws me to these fabrics.

    —Melanie Hause on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s quilts because they remind me of my grandmother. She died just before I started to school. One of the things I remember most is she always had these beautiful quilts she had made. I even have one similar to the jeweled wedding ring.

    —Gail Turner on August 8, 2012
  • I love the lovley and clear vibrant colours and the lovely patterns. My father was from 1930 and I am from 1960, so 60 – 30 = 30 again, this is also a reason why I love the ’30’s as tribute to my dad.

    —Cristel on August 8, 2012
  • There is such a feeling of comfort and security in 30’s quilts. I love them!

    —Karen Smithson on August 8, 2012
  • These fabrics and quilts remind me of family gone – the memories of my Mom and Grandmother working with and wearing these fabrics especially in dresses and aprons. But, they quilted with them too and each quilt brings back the memories of childhood (I’m 65 and need memories!!)

    —Judi Standley on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s because of history, other times, other places, another life lived. It evokes memories of my grandmother and taking some of the quilts she started, finishing them, so the legacy of life lies on.

    —Linda Pickenpaugh on August 8, 2012
  • I love the vintage prints, especially from the 30s and 40s because it reminds me of the quilts on our beds as kids. My grandmother made the quilts. We used them until they were falling apart.

    —Karen on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they lift my spirit whenever I see them–even though times were so hard, people made up their minds to be cheerful and to create beauty out of what they had. That’s the kind of person I want to be and the kind of quilts I want to make.

    Joana on August 8, 2012
  • It makes me think about my grandmother and all the beautiful quilts she made. I am carrying on her tradition of making quilts for my grandchildren and great neice. What a treasure those fabrics would be!!!!!

    —Debbie on August 8, 2012
  • Just looking at those wonderful fabrics brings back memories of my grandmothers. I love looking at the quilts created by my paternal grandmother – many similar fabrics were used. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

    Stray Stitches (Linda G) on August 8, 2012
  • I like the bright clear colors. And they remind me of the quilt my Mom made and my daughter now has.

    —lorna holley on August 8, 2012
  • I think it is the beautiful pastels that grab my attention. I think they are just as cheerful in today’s time as they were back in the 30’s. They do bring to mind a trip to Grandma’s house, and what a good feeling to remember.

    —Loretta on August 8, 2012
  • I love making scrappy quilts with them, they always bring a smile to my face.

    —Joanne Graves on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colors and the fact that women of the 1930’s created beautiful quilts "making do" with what little fabric they could scrounge up–scraps, feed sacks, clothing, etc. They cheered up their homes despite the difficult circumstances.

    —Kitty on August 8, 2012
  • I love 30’s quilts! They remind me of summer vacations spent with my grandmothers! Would love to win this bundle of fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Karen G on August 8, 2012
  • The 30s era fabrics bring nostalgia as we imagine the hard life back then. I recall my dear Aunt Evelyn who is 95 now talking about dresses my Aunt Nita, her older sister made her. She loved those colorful dresses. Sewing those feed sacks into dresses, aprons and beautiful quilts we treasure is far from our hurried lifestyle today. The cheerful colors and prints evoke a sense of happiness, love and warmth for the lucky recipients who have garments or quilts from then. I enjoy making quilts now with the fabrics as the fabrics do make me smile and think of the kinder, gentler time in our nation when the people, had to "make do or do without".
    Ginnie Adams

    —Ginnie Adams on August 8, 2012
  • Im in love with 30’s fabrics because the prints are so old fashioned and they remind me of my great grandmas quilts that I was so lucky to snuggle up in and admire the fabric and wonder where they came from, were they my great grandfather’s shirts? Part of her dress? Was that dress made by her mother? Well, you get the idea.

    —Donna Fuqua on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colors and the whimsy of the 30’s prints!

    Sue in Marion, IN
    Home of The Quilters’ Hall of Fame

    Sue Munn on August 8, 2012
  • My grandma,was born in 1883 and didn’t have my dad till she was almost 40. By the time I came along and she taught me to sew on her treadle sewing machine, she was in her 70’s. This fabric always reminds me of her, the kindest, sweetest grandma a girl could have. She taught me about using up and making do every day, in sewing, cleaning, laundry and cooking. The fabric scraps she gave me to make my Barbie clothes were some these very same fabrics, originals not reproductions,left overs from quilts and clothes she had made for our family over the years. She never threw a scrap out no matter how small! I have the first quilt she made me with those fabrics, it is well loved and still charished!

    —Lori on August 8, 2012
  • What beautiful fabrics. The fabrics from the 30’s era make the most beautiful quilts. From looking at the pictures above, I have fallen in love with “Forever Summer” by Cynthia Tomaszewski, from Quilting Those Flirty ’30s. What fun it would be to make and how beautiful it would be on my bed.

    —Teresa Heiselt on August 8, 2012
  • I like all the bright fabrics and like to think that they brought some semblance of happiness in a rather grim time of life.

    —Loretta Webre on August 8, 2012
  • I like the 30’s fabrics because it is knowing that my Grandma used these prints & too many times she told the person working in the mercantile store that she wanted "that one" ..the one being the bottom of the pile in the bag of sugar with this fabric line..Memories!

    Gwen Herbert on August 8, 2012
  • The fabrics reminds me of the stories told by my husbands grandmother who taught me to quilt that they used what they had at that time to piece quilts. The fabrics are bright, beautiful, cheery, something they needed at that time. I love using them in quilts because they have that little something special.

    —Peggy Jarrell on August 8, 2012
  • I have a top that was made for my Great-Grandmother. It is a Friendship quilt with names embroidered on the blocks-most of the names are of relatives of my Great Grandmother and this is how we dated the top. My Grandmother’s name appears along with that of my Aunt-but not my Mom. We figure my Mom hadn’t been born yet, so that is how we dated the quilt top. One of these days, I’m going to finish it into a quilt.

    —Carmen Wyant on August 8, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics are so cheerful and happy, very ironic since that era was a depressed time in our history. Whenever I have sewn with these fabrics, they just make me smile! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Tami

    —Tami on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics and patterns because they look fresh and happy.

    —robin koenig on August 8, 2012
  • As a child in the late 30’s, I slept under a Butterfly quilt and still have some of the blocks today. I have forgotten whose dress or apron or sunsuit was the origin of the butterfly wings but I love to remember that my Grandmother made the quilt by hand…..there were 2 matching quilts for the maple twin beds my brother and I shared.
    30’s quilts are restful, not only to sleep or cuddle under, but to the eye. The large areas of white with softer colors splashed over them conjure up a slower less hectic time in our imagination, a time when people spent time with each other.

    —Nancy on August 8, 2012
  • The fabrics and patterns remind me of the era my mother often spoke of. These were hard times and still and time for imagination and inovation for the women. I would love to use the fabrics to make one of the quilts you have displayed!

    Mary Bue on August 8, 2012
  • I just love the variety of fabrics (color, prints, cheerfulness). I have quite a collection of them just because I love them so much. I have some of my grandmother’s fabric that she had. I also made my first little block quilt when I was small with some of these fabrics. When I see my little quilt I always think of her.

    —Linda L. LaRoy on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30’s fabrics, expecially the animal and children prints. I think it’s the innocence concept and the pure happiness they convey.

    —Paddy on August 8, 2012
  • I love how th 30’s quilts are timeless. They always are attractive. I’d love to win a fabric bundle. Having the fabric would give me the jump start I need to make a quilt for my bed. Thanks.

    —Judy Allen on August 8, 2012
  • I was born in the mid 50″s. We had a quilt made from the 30’s(Sunbonnet Sue) I wish I know where it was now! It would be nice to try to remake it with one of there bundles.
    Thanks !! Sharon

    —Sharon on August 8, 2012
  • I love the thirty’s for the joyful colors and prints of the fabrics. Its nice to have some happy fabrics.

    —Kristin M on August 8, 2012
  • I love the result of 1930’s fabrics – a quilt that looks old-fashioned and cozy and cheerful!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on August 8, 2012
  • For me the appeal is the colors–those cheerful, happy, eternally optimistic colors!

    —Robin W in MS on August 8, 2012
  • I love the bright colors and the timeless quilts from that era! I am new to quilting and they just draw you to them.

    —Wanda E on August 8, 2012
  • I love the way the fabrics from the 30’s look so clean and crisp when paired with white. The quilts made with these beautiful fabrics have a fun, happy even cheerful look to them. I made one for my 1st granddaughter. I have a few more I’ld like to make.

    —Connee on August 8, 2012
  • For me these bring back the memories from my mother who was born in the 1930’s. She loved to tell us about her childhood and her mother. My grandmother and great-grandmother were quilters and they saved every scrap of fabric they could lay their hands on. They always said no scrap was too small they would use it for something. I would love to win, and thank you for the chance. Happy quilting to all.

    —Sharon Meyer on August 8, 2012
  • The few ’30s quilts I have seen or used have delighted me because all of them were USED, never put away or hung up, but actually used to keep someone warm or cover a bed. Because they were used, they were very soft and a bit faded and I am always reminded that they brought pleasure or enjoyment to their users in concrete and tangible ways. It is why I make quilts so I also feel a real connection to the makers of those quilts.

    —Lisa Semansky on August 8, 2012
  • I love 30s reproduction fabric because they are a little slice of my mom,s childhood . I was’nt there,but I can hold something in my hand that she did and create something meaningful and hopefully beautiful with it.She has passed on ,but this fabric keeps her close to me in my heart. Thankyou

    —eileen gross on August 8, 2012
  • The fabrics of the 1930’s remind me of the good old days when I was raised on a ranch. They remind me of my grandmother’s sweet, patient and kind heart. I love the colors that are not found anywhere else in the color palettes used for these fabrics. The designs are simplistic of the 1930’s and the quilt patterns are a work of art. For some reason the 1930’s feed sack and vintage look really tug at my heart strings and I am reminded of my childhood which I cherish especially now with all the rush, rush, rush that goes on around me.

    —Janene on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 1930’s prints because the nostalgia of our beloved grandmothers sewing in the evening by hand with feed sack fabric and bits of clothing no longer used, to keep us warm on a cold winter night. The scents of grandma’s life are no longer in the quilt, but the beautiful memories and quilts are still with me. I like to think the young quilters of today may find the warmth and charm of these beautiful prints, and just maybe they may have one of their own grandmother’s quilts and precious memories.

    —Donna on August 8, 2012
  • Oh my, what’s NOT to love? I love the "simplicity" of the fabric patterns and the colors are just so pleasing. I have had my eye on reproduction fabric for quite awhile now but, alas, the love and the pocket book do not get along very well right now 🙁 Thanks for the terrific giveaway! Good luck, Everyone! 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on August 8, 2012
  • I have several UFO’s done by my mother and grandmother out of flour sacks and sugar sacks. I remember having some clothing made from flour/sugar/feed sacks when I was little. My grandparents had a chicken farm, so there were always * sacks to use. These remind me of those, and I have a friend that would drool over these fabrics.

    —Claudia on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they remind me of all the many things my mother and grandmother made from the feed sacks from the farm. They turned these colorful "free" fabrics into clothing, household needs, and of course quilts. I wish we could take today’s generation back to that time when nothing went to waste and love went into every stitch.

    —Pat Brich on August 8, 2012
  • I love the cheerful colors and sweet prints. They remind me of my Grammie.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    —Becky S on August 8, 2012
  • I love anything antique, including quilts. I think they are the authentic article.

    —Margery Churchville on August 8, 2012
  • I have just started to quilt again after being away from it for about 15 years. The first thing I have noticed is the fabric designs are very modern and bold. I guess I am an old fashion gal, because I like the 1930’s era. I enjoy making the quilt pattern of that era and it brings back stories that I have hear my grandparents tell. Thank you for this opertunity to share.

    —Paula Conner on August 8, 2012
  • They remind me of simpler times, family, tradition and lots of love.

    —Debbie on August 8, 2012
  • The 30s fabric have always brought a smile to my face as it sends me back to an era when kids experienced healthy and creative fun. The yesteryear was a peaceful and safe time. Families were loving and parents were nurturing. I miss those days, however, when I grasp a piece of 30s fabric, I drift back to those wonderful times and embrace my own fond memories.

    —Pat on August 8, 2012
  • I just love the 1930’s fabrics and quilts. A reminder of a simpler times and making do with what you had, feedsacks, scraps, etc. I have been collecting some 1930’s fabrics in hopes to make a 1930’s quilt! I would love these fabrics to had to my collection, they look so bright and cheery! Thanks

    —Donna Harry on August 8, 2012
  • I agree with all the comments above. I love the colors of these fabrics and the patterns of the 30’s. It takes me back to times with my grandparents and a time when the world was a simplier place…calm and peaceful.

    —JoEtta on August 8, 2012
  • I enjoy working with the 30’s replica prints because it brings to mind a more simpler lifestyle. As I work on my English paper piecing projects, I feel a calmness come over me, and I am able to relax and enjoy my hobby. I can shut out the "concerns" of the day, and just allow the material to soothe my soul.

    Darlene Davis on August 8, 2012
  • I couldn’t pick one of the most beautiful as I would love to have any one on my wall or bed.Thank you

    —Donna Johnson on August 8, 2012
  • Theres just something about the colors,they’re brighter,simpler,and just plain fun to work with! They remind me of a more innocent time,childhood summers in small farm towns.The quilts made with these fabrics just invite you to curl up under them on a quiet afternoon,with the windows open,and the fresh breeze blowing the curtains softly!

    —Myra on August 8, 2012
  • There aren’t a lot of happy childhood memories for me; but for my grandmother, I would have none. My grandmother, having raised ten children of her own, including my father, taught me the many things my parents should have. My favorite times with grandma were sitting with her at her sewing machine. All she would have to say is, "sew" in her broken English and I would be glued to her side. She would let me cut up my grandfather’s and uncle’s old shirt into large pieces and put in a beautiful old crock that she would also use to make sauerkraut in. The 30’s fabric selections you have bring back floods of wonderful learning/bonding experiences I had with my grandma

    —Terri Reno on August 8, 2012
  • For me it’s the cheery colors I like best. They really brighten up the traditional patterns.

    —Connie Tessier on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics speak to me of what quilting is all about and how it all started. I remember sitting in bed looking at a myriad of fabrics and knowing that they are often repurposed clothing that has found a new life. The quilts were warm and wrapped you in love. I smile when I see obvious seams from the garment showing in the constructed blocks. They didn’t waste a bit. This probably contributes to my need to save every little scrap because you never know when you might need it.

    —Cheryl Q on August 8, 2012
  • I think what I like most about them is they have a very "cozy by the fireplace" look to them. It makes me want to drink hot tea on the couch by the fire. If I had a couch by the fire that is haha!

    —Jennie P. on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s because life was more peaceful. Less modern conveniences, so you worked harder, and most people valued family above possessions. Also my grandmother always seemed happy no matter how hard life got.

    Deborah hall

    —Deborah hall on August 8, 2012
  • I was born in 1934 and as I got older I remember my mom at the sewing machine usually in the winter. After I got older my mom would have a quilting get together and all the ladies would quilt all day until we can in from school. I the kitchen I would find A pot of chicken and dumplings that was almost gone and dishes left and I would of course clean them up but that was ok because I knew I would have a beautiful quilt for my bed. I am new at sewing quilts but I am trying with the help of a friend. Friends are wonderful to have. My mom was blessed to such good friends and willing to help in making the beautiful quilts.

    —Betty Harris on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colors and the fact that they all seem to go together no matter what the color is. However, what I like the most is the quilts always have that antique look.

    —Maureen Klebe on August 8, 2012
  • Looking at the 30’s quilts made by my great-grandmother and aunt, I just have to smile with the memory of it all. The different colors that all came together and the little designs on the fabric. I can remember them hanging on the clothes-line to dry in the breeze. Maybe it’s the work of the quilters, their piecing or the fabric, not sure, but it makes me want to get my needle out to sew!

    —Nancy on August 8, 2012
  • this wonderful fabric reminds me of my grandma and mom and their colorful fresh dresses and aprons they wore when I was growing up. It was amazing how everyone had a waistline back in the "old days" and we never thought anything of what size someone was but just appreciated each person for who they were. This fabric puts a smile on my face and a tug at my heart because two speacial ladies who had sleveless dresses in floral patterns are no longer with me. I do have a quilt that was made by husbands grandmother out of his mothers "old" dresses from that era she used his mothers old dresses to make the quild because she did not have the means to buy fabric but wanted to give her grandchildren something from their mother. It has become a special quilt in our home.

    —sharon gilles on August 8, 2012
  • I like the many combinations of colors and prints. They all lend themselves to going together in a scrap quilt.

    —Nancy Harvey on August 8, 2012
  • The 1930s colors convey optimism that things will be better and the designs worked for making do with what was on hand and the smallest pieces of fabrics – scrappy and applique. The quilts I have from the 1930s were utilitarian and beautifully handstitched at the same time.

    —MarciaW on August 8, 2012
  • I like the brightness of the colors. The patterns and fabrics of the 30’s are in such contrast to the difficulty of the times. You can see how women used the colors to try to overcome tough times and otherwise dreary days. Plus, they remind me of my grandma. Her aprons and other stitchery seemed to be based in 30’s fabrics.

    —janet grieder on August 8, 2012
  • Love the prints and colors of this new line. It does really bring you back to another era!

    —Patricia Bourque on August 8, 2012
  • Quilts from the 1930s tend to have colors that make me feel optimistic. Many patterns make the most of tiny scraps of fabrics, whether scraps or applique, and empahsize the handstitching for piecing and quilting. Even the utilitarian quilts that I’ve seen have a great sense of color and design. I cherish the two quilts made by great grandmothers that are in our family’s care.

    —MarciaW on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s was way before my time but it seems that life was better in some ways. Families all sat down together for meals and Sunday was a special day to get together. Big front porch’s with a swing and everyone knew and spoke to their neighbors. I guess life was a bit simpler.

    —Kathleen O'Grady on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric for the whimsy that I see and feel! It was a different time and working with these fabrics seems to connect me with my grandmother. In fact, I always piece these quilts with a Singer from the 50’s–it just seems right. thanks, Julie

    —Julie Thomas on August 8, 2012
  • After my Dad’s Mom passed away, we found a quilt top that she had made, but had not finished. These prints are exactly what she used in her quilt top. It was heartwarming to find that gift from our past.

    —Estella Whitford on August 8, 2012
  • I love the prints from the 30s they seem so sweet — It is purely visual and I don’t over romanticize the times at all

    Sharon on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30’s fabric! The colors are calming and one has to relax being wrapped up in the fabrics!

    —Paula Lynch on August 8, 2012
  • 30’s Quilts remind me of warm sunny days whether in the winter or rainy days. Clean ,fresh and the warmth of love. I find myself drawn to 30’s fabrics because of the feelings it stirs up in me. The days of hard work yet the love, care, family and simpler times, of home cooked meals, sitting aroud listen to the radio and being at home and safe and secure with family.

    —Diane Reddy on August 8, 2012
  • I really love the clean colors and how happy the quilt patterns were in these 30’s prints!! Thanks for a chance to get a little of this happiness for my own!

    Lisa

    —Lisa L on August 8, 2012
  • These prints make me feel connected to my grandmothers. I’ve seen some of their quilts from those days when my parents were growing up, and that’s what I think of when I see these prints.

    —Teresa Keisling on August 8, 2012
  • I have the beginnings of a collection that I would like to do a ‘Double Wedding Ring’ quilt to go at the foot of my old iron bedstead covered with a vintage chenille. I also inherited a quilt made by my husband’s grandmother with genuine 30’s fabrics in it; interesting to compare with the repros. The design, I believe, is called ‘Orange Peel’. A bundle would sure stetch my options and possibilities!

    —Donna Purchase on August 8, 2012
  • I remember these colors used in our dresses for school and left overs which went into our quilts. They were so proudly worn to school and to be asked by the teachers ‘who made them’? I remember one quilt (dutch girl ) made out of our left overs by my mother. My daughter used it until she left home (to marry). I took one square befor I discarded it and made a pattern. I still use the pattern to this day. How nice it would be to see a quilt made in a similar fabric collection.

    —Stella Shiraishi on August 8, 2012
  • I think it’s the pastel colours and cheerful patterns. I enjoy using 30’s fabric in many of my quilts!

    —Diane Nishri on August 8, 2012
  • I like 30’s fabrics even before I meet the Feedsack Lady, now I even love them more because the reproduction fabrics have such a nice hand to them and they are so fun to mix and match. Linda

    —Linda Jewison on August 8, 2012
  • I love thirties quilts because they link me to my grandmothers, aunts, great grandmothers, and their friends, who quilted and bequeathed me beautiful quilts and an interest in quilting.

    Marsha Bohannon on August 8, 2012
  • I love 30’s quilts & fabrics, because they remind me of my wonderful Grandma Mary. She was an inspiration to me in how she saved every scrap & turned them into beautiful, colorful quilts. It was a tough decade, but her and her friends shared & quilted together to make do with what they had. She gave me some double wedding ring partial blocks, but I could use some more fabrics for the corner pieces!

    —Marianne Larson on August 8, 2012
  • I was born in 1936 and I remember those flour sack dresses that my mother made for my three sisters and I. She made all of our clothes and even made shirts for our brother. All of these were made using a Singer treadle machine. My grandmother and aunts as well as my mother visited with each other while hand piecing and hand quilting their "precious" pieces of fabric and flour sack "freebies". This was mostly done on Sunday afternoons as there was very little down time for women in those days. In later years my mother’s quilting was done on electric sewing machines. She always chose bright cheerful fabrics for quilts never dull dark colors. She still made clothing for us girls until we left home. Then followed up by sewing clothing for our children and some of our grandchildren. Sadly she had macral degeneration in her nineties so was not able to sew anymore. She made a double wedding ring quilt for my husband and I’s king sized bed–all bright colorful scraps from many of those bits left over from our dresses over the years. I love the bright colored "30’s" quilts especially the scrappy ones.

    —Retha Hudgens on August 8, 2012
  • Thirties fabrics remind me of those that kept the spark and color in their lives even in the bleakest of times. The colors are so happy and clear, sending a very positive message that life always has something in it to make you smile. No matter how rough it gets you can be wrapped in a happy hug.

    —Sue Cahill on August 8, 2012
  • I love the bright and cheerful colors of the 1930’s fabrics. I love the prints, they make the most wonderful quilts. I only have a few 1930’s FQs, winning would be fantastic.

    Teresa on August 8, 2012
  • I love the classic patterns of the designs from the 30’s and I love the memories that they bring back. The aprons my great aunt wore and the quilts she made out of the scraps. Two of my favorites are grandmothers flower garden and the dresden plate.

    —Jeanette on August 8, 2012
  • What do I like about the 30’s fabrics?? They basically remind me of simpler times…when people were not so concerned about the ‘must have’s’, but the companionship that when people got together they made their own fun!!! A lot of the fabrics were whimsical & fun.

    —Marg Causton on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me with so much nostalgia, of my Grandma Phillips, my Mom’s mother. When I think of older quilts,I’m reminded of always being intrigued, if not delighted, when we would go visit my grandparents on the Idaho side of the Teton Mts. Grandma would make up her "old" feather bed with sheets and then Grandpa would kneel with all of us beside our beds and he’d say a long,loud prayer. Finally, we would get to hop into our prickly bed and she’d pile a mountain of quilts on us to stay warm in their draftly old house. I’d watch as each colorful, beautiful quilt came floating down and landed on me and my brother. I’d never feel quite as cozy as on those occasions.
    I started asking all about quilts when I was about 8. I wanted to know where the "cloth" came from and how they made them. I had gone to a few "quilting bees" with my Mom and grandma, but I needed to know more. She told me how very cold the pioneer families had been as they crossed the plains and settled in Utah and Idaho as my ancestors did. She explained that they would sew pieces of "cloth" together by hand and use scraps from clothes they made and very often the good parts of worn clothes they deconstructed.(Unpicked) Then the quilts became more fascinating to me , as I’ve always tried to guess what pieces came from clothes and scraps in her old quilt. When I was a child, many of the quilts mom and grandma had were from the Great Depression and had small colorful little prints in all the pieces. I couldn’t wait for mom to buy flour, so we’d have a new print! Now, I see those wonderful prints, I can’t help but remember my Grandma and Mom who are gone, but always with me in my love of quilts! The memories and inspiration that flood with all the re-creation of these prints and designs is priceless and brings me much happiness.

    Jana Bartschi on August 8, 2012
  • I like the colors and the make do mentality. I was raised with 9 people in our household – both parents coming from the 1930s. We handed down and wore out everything before something new could be purchased. Being the oldest girl I usually got first time use of clothes except Easter – we each got a new outfit then. I especially like the butterfly quilts. I have the pattern saved but have not found the fabric for it yet. This packet of thirties prints would be ideal for it.

    —Liz on August 8, 2012
  • In September 1942, my Maternal Grandmother was killed in an auto accident when my Mother (her daughter) was only 9 years old. Six years ago my husband and I purchased and moved into the house where she was living at the time of her death, and where my Mother grew up. When we moved in to this house, my Mother gave me a quilt that was pieced by my Grandmother and used only one time during all those years. It uses the 30’s fabrics and the colors are still just beautiful thanks to loving care by my StepGrandmother and Mother and now, me. I usually display this quilt only in the Fall. While I long to "know" my Grandmother Arba Hellums, looking at something that she created with these beautiful fabrics helps me understand her a little bit, and quilting and loving fabrics makes me feel closer to her. Whenever I see 30’s fabrics her name and face come to my mind and bring a smile to my face.

    Denise Pierce on August 8, 2012
  • I love the bright colors and the fun patterns that are part of the ’30’s. I always wanted to be part of that era because I love the fashions and the music of that time! I know it was a hard time for people who lived then and I heard lots of stories, but could you imagine sending a loved one off to war and them coming home. It all seems so romantic and I think that’s what the fabric reminds me off. A simpler, romantic time. Bright colors and fun things!

    —Danette R on August 8, 2012
  • I love the fresh cleanness of thirties quilts. They are so cheerful and lively and a great reminder of a simpler time.

    —Mary on August 8, 2012
  • I like the bright colors on white backgrounds – they look so clean and uplifting!

    Patricia on August 8, 2012
  • I have been drawn to the 30’s fabrics ever since they started carrying them in the quilt shops but I never asked myself why before. The cheerful colors are the first thing that draws me but it goes deeper than that. It’s also the feeling inside they inspire. I started sewing in the early 50’s when I was about 9 years old and there were fabrics with little animals and flowers on them and when I first saw the 30’s fabric it brought back those feelings I got when I made my first skirt out of fabric with little Dalmatians on it. It gave me such a feeling of accomplishment and pride, although I never realized that until you asked this question and I had to think about it. It also was the beginning of a love I have had ever since for sewing. For many years it was sewing clothing and home decorating items for my family and myself, then for ten years operating an alterations and custom sewing business, then I started quilting only and that love for creating with fabric just increased.

    —Nancy Angelo on August 8, 2012
  • I just love the warmth of the colors!! I’m working on an Aunt Gracie quilt right now.

    —Kris R. on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics, colors and quilts remind me of my grandparents. My grandmother, great grandmother, great aunt and great great grandmother use to quilt together and those are the quilts I grew up with. So each of those that I see make me think of those wonderful ladies and all of the beautiful quilts they made. My great aunt and my grandmother and granddaddy taught me so many wonderful things – their character traits and values make me a better person – I will be forever grateful for the love and time I had with them.

    —Cemira on August 8, 2012
  • I have a great stash of 1930s reproduction fabrics – I love them! I find the colours easy to work with and cheerful! Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Paula on August 8, 2012
  • My grandmother was a quilter in the 1930’s. That is one of the reasons I love 30s quilts. I can imagine her sitting and quilting with her friends, just like I do today. It makes me feel very close to her again.

    —lindawwww on August 8, 2012
  • I love the look of these fabrics. They make you yearn for simpler times.

    —Sandy Wootten on August 8, 2012
  • I have not been lucky enough to amass any of the 30’s fabrics.I do abslolutely love the prints and the"innocence" that seems to come along with admiring the quilts and fabrics.I love the thoughts of days gone by.Thank-you for such a spectacular give away a true dream come to life.Thank-you. Becky

    —becky derry on August 8, 2012
  • I love all the prints of the 30. I even have quilt that was made from the scrapes from factory that made PJ and under ware, which my husband mom worked at in her 20. I would love to make one out of the fabric if I win.

    —Linda C on August 8, 2012
  • Nothing left to say…30’s fabric is a pleasure to work with especially using a pattern from the past. 30s fabric gives your quilt the authentic look of a different era.

    —Darlene on August 8, 2012
  • Those lovely fabrics bring back memories of my Grandmother’s "rag bag" full of old dresses and shirts. Worn clothing was saved for rags – and rag quilts. And the cotton dress and shirt colors were so pretty.

    My great-grandmother sewed quilts on an ancient treadle machine. Although the quilts are long gone, the treadle machine remains in the family five generations later.

    —Lynne on August 8, 2012
  • 30s fabrics remind me so much of my grandmothers who were both quilters. I learned to quilt on 30’s fabric quilt tops and had many dresses made from feed sack fabric. A quilt I received as a wedding gift was made of 30s fabrics by my husband’s great aunts. It is a real treasure!

    —Freda Hocking on August 8, 2012
  • I just love the colours and all the quirky little items on the fabrics. Anything from animals to household tools to pretty flowers.

    Christine M on August 8, 2012
  • Love almost anything with the vintage look – this collection would be a great addition to my 30’s stash.

    —Betty Burton on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colorful fabrics. Just looking at them makes me happy. Seeing these fabrics in a quilt makes me even happier.

    —Laurie on August 8, 2012
  • LOVE the 30;s fabric and if I win them will be well on my way to reproduce a Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

    —Shirley on August 8, 2012
  • All those little prints against white fabric – love it! Just what a quilt should be.

    —Devon Scott on August 8, 2012
  • I recently started quilting in the past year, and at the first class I took the quilt shop supplied 30’s fabric for the quilt we made. I was so worried I was going to mess up the quilt I was making, but hung in there and ended up finishing the quilt top at home. I was hooked then and there on 30’s fabric. After finishing the quilt top, I decided to add a braided border to the quilt, so I purchased additional 30’s fabric to use. I haven’t started on the border yet, but plan to do so soon. I can’t wait to see what it turns out like. I have also joined a group of quilters who have helped me along during the past year. I have asked so many questions and they have been so patient in helping me continue my love for quilting. I wish I would have taken the plunge a long time ago!

    —Kelly on August 8, 2012
  • Love almost anything vintage – these fabrics would be a great addition to my 30’s collection.

    —Betty Burton on August 8, 2012
  • All those little prints against a white background – just what a quilt should be!

    —Devon Scott on August 8, 2012
  • I was born in 1930 and have ALWAYS loved the 30’s fabrics ! To further enhance my love for that fabric, my maternal grandmother made each of her grandchildren a 30’s type quilt as a gift when we graduated from high school. What a memory I have of her sitting around a quilt frame with other friends quilting and jabbering and now I’m doing the same thing !:-)

    —Wilma Wehrle-Irvin on August 8, 2012
  • Thirty fabrics will always remind me of those women who made do with what they had. There are so many surviving examples of their hard work, design, Love and what using scraps were really all about. It’s Good to know that the fabric of the past are still so current today!

    —Rose Pavlik on August 8, 2012
  • I love the colors and simple patterns. These quilts always look so neat and clean. I just want to cuddle up in them. They are just right whatever the decor!

    —Deb G on August 8, 2012
  • When I was a little girl, we spent the summers at my aunt’s house in upstate New York. They had a general store, with an ice cream freezer made available to my brother and I. They also had a screen door that went "thwack" when let go. On a shelf, in the pantry was a box. My aunt got it down and opened it for me to see what was inside. To my delight, when the lid came off I saw a large stack of carefully folded and pressed feed sacks. My aunt, who was a seamstress said, "Diane, choose one and we’ll make something. I did and we did. Those carefree times of surprises and serendipity come to my mind when I think of thirties quilts.

    —Diane Glim on August 8, 2012
  • The colors are soft and soothing, and make me smile. A kinder simpler time…
    Thank you for the Give away!

    —Sharon Scott on August 8, 2012
  • I like 30s fabrics because I’m a nostalgic person. (But I was born after the 30s.) #0s fabrics are sweet!

    —gail on August 8, 2012
  • My parents were married in 1939, and I still have a quilt my aunt made for them as a wedding gift. To me, it represents a simple time, lots of love, and family values. Thanks for this trip down memory lane.

    —Mary on August 8, 2012
  • My Great Aunt Edith was the original quilter in the family. She let me get on her bed and spend hours looking at the Dresden Plate she had made. What a treat! I was not allowed on anyone’s bed. To me these fabrics represent hours of happy times spent matching the fabrics in this quilt and most importantly of my Great Aunt who turned me onto quilting.

    —MartyCae Klein on August 8, 2012
  • A tribute to my Grandma, whose love of quilting was shared with her Granddaughters and we got hooked! the thirties fabric is an era she lived thru and made many quilts with lots of love and thankfully I have a couple of them. And now— I can make them too, How lucky am I!

    —Jeanne Buecksler on August 8, 2012
  • I love the patterns in 30’s quilts. Classic traditional quilt patterns are my favorite.

    —Ginger on August 8, 2012
  • When I look at fabrics from the 30’s they are so cheerful and colorful. Knowing that times were hard during this period of time, people found joy in everyday living and this is reflected in the fabrics from this era. They make me smile when I look upon them. What a wonderful giveaway.

    —Connie on August 8, 2012
  • I love that the scrappy quilts tell stories of the families by the fabrics used in the quilts.

    —Julie on August 8, 2012
  • I love quilts from the 30’s because they are so fun and colorful! They also represent a connection to my husband’s late grandmother who inspired me to learn to quilt. She was the only grandmother that I knew and she made many of these quilts to provide color, cheerfulness, and warmth for her family during the Great Depression. So everytime I see these fabrics and quilts, I see her smile, her love of fun, and feel her warm touch encouraging me to continue with my passion for quilting. Thanks for the beautiful fabrics that make me smile at these memories.

    —Melanie Lindsey on August 8, 2012
  • The 30’s, such a depressing, miserable, humble time and yet the women made such beautiful things with the fabrics of the time that were so cheerful. Like every generation, it seems the women try and make the best of the worst situations – that is why I love the 30’s prints. I use them often and love every quilt I have made with them. They make you happy even when the world or life is not so good.

    —Nancy on August 8, 2012
  • I love the 30’s quilt fabric, especially the "Adeline" collection. My grandmother was a quilter, her name was also Adeline. I am lucky enough to have several of her quilts. I was just beginning to sew when I was in High School. I took my first sewing class in Home Ec.(1960) and loved it. I sent my grandmother some of my scrapes for her to use in her quilts. Unfortuneately because of distance we were never able to discuss our love of sewing. I am teaching my granddaughters to quilt beginning when they were betwwen the ages of 8-10 years old. We enjoy our time together.

    —Adeline Carney on August 8, 2012
  • I LIKE THE THIRTIES FABRICS AND QUILTS BECAUSE OF THEIR SIMPLE, YET ELEGANT STYLES AND COLORS. THEY ALL SEEM TO BE BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL, NO MATTER WHAT WAS REALLY HAPPENING. IT MAKES ME THINK OF MY GRANDMOTHER, HOMEMADE COOKIES AND LOTS OF LOVE.

    —ARLENE on August 8, 2012
  • The Thirties represents an era of difficult times—however the ability for people to overcome, make do, and remain happy (as the thirties quilt evoke) warms my heart. My mom grew up during these times–and yet she has such wonderful memories of her childhood. This generation might have done without from a materialistic view point—however family/friend bonding and connections made this generation richer then most. This generation of quilters left a legacy–showing pretty and beautiful can shine through even in the toughest most challenging times.

    —renee pasquale on August 8, 2012
  • Fabrics from the 30’s reminds me of my Mother. She passed away just over 7 years ago and while going through her belongings I found a box of 40 Dresdan plates. 20 of them were lovingly button-hole stitched to the apricot backgrounds, 20 of them remained to be done. Based on the fabrics used in the blades, I suspect she made them in the 30’s prior to getting married in 1939. A year later she had her first of 8 children and no longer had time to work on the blocks. Mom was definitely a make-do-with-what-you-have person. If the fabrics could talk, they would tell me they were once part of Grandpa’s shirt or Grandma’s apron or maybe one of Mom’s dresses when she was growing up. Thanks for the gift, Mom. Someday I will finish the blocks for you.

    —Carol Pilgrim on August 8, 2012
  • I love the clean colors and the sense of history – we could be creating with very similar fabrics to our mothers & grandmothers.

    —Ellen on August 9, 2012
  • This generation of quilters left us a legacy of beautiful hand work and designs that still reign today. Not everyone could afford a new sewing machine but women grew up knowing how to sew to make clothing and quilts and they did not waste material, every piece was used. I love using the 30’s fabrics they inspire me with the new quilt designs I see today. Yes, even the old designs are fun to use. I still have the patterns my grandmother used in the 1930’s. It is fun to look at the fabrics and remember that I had a dress made from flour sacks because my Mom did not want to waste material and we couldn’t afford a new dress.

    —Tina Fugate on August 9, 2012
  • Love the cheerful colors and the small primts!

    —Barbara Waldrip on August 9, 2012
  • I love the soft colors and the designs in each fabric. If I made a quilt using these fabrics, I would keep it for myself. Of all the quilts I’ve made, I have yet to keep one; they have all been given as gifts.

    —Jo S on August 9, 2012
  • The thirties prints were used in the first quilt I ever saw being made. My grandmother had a friend who hand pieced and quilted every quilt using these patterns and prints. My grandmother wanted to help her friend (Mrs. G) financially so she asked her to make a full-size bed quilt for each of her children and grandchilden – 16 quilts. Mrs G finished the last of these quilts when she was 94 years old. I knew then I wanted to learn to hand quilt, just like Mrs. G, with the same beautiful fabrics.

    – Sandy on August 9th

    —SD on August 9, 2012
  • They remind me of summer!

    —Karen Baker on August 9, 2012
  • Being a first generation quilter, I think that I am attempting to make up for all of the quilts that I did not inherit from my mother and grandmother. Every time I work with 30s fabrics they make me smile – soft colors, happy prints, wonderful memories.

    —Sandy Pozzetta on August 9, 2012
  • Several features of these quilts draw me. First, the contrast and balance of the designs and colors of the 30’s fabrics give the appearance of freshness and delight. Also, I am drawn to the wonderful designs of the quilt patterns, which are drawn from the world around us, from nature. They communicate order and continuity, qualities that are essential for me in my daily pursuits.

    —Gale McGaughey on August 9, 2012
  • What I love about the 30’s fabrics is that they are so light and bright and happy looking. The prints depict cute little figures and animals that take one back to a simpler time. It also reminds me of my mother’s era. When I was a small child I had curtains in my room that had appliqued animals on them made from 30s fabrics. I must have loved them a lot because I can vividly remember them to this day. I also like that they were so frugal and that even in bad times the quilters were making cheerful happy quilts.

    —Diane Morrow on August 9, 2012
  • 30s fabrics appeal to my love of pastels and small prints. I know there are some ‘brights’ but usually it’s the pastel pinks, blues, and greens that grab my attention.

    —LJ on August 9, 2012
  • My parents were farmers in Saskatchewn, Canada and knew how to be frugal. Mom taught me to quilt at an early age. Each piece of the block was traced onto the fabric using a piece of cardboard, which got smaller the more you used it! We always used scraps and all those pieces looked great together. In my twenties I took a quilt class and learned to use the rotary cutter. I taught Mom and then helped her quilt. Dementia didn’t slow her down. She still could sew blocks together with some help and knew when her seams weren’t ‘good enough’. She passed away at 93. But that’s what the thirties fabric reminds me of – my Mom! Learning to quilt, spending time together and putting all those pretty, ‘scrap’ fabrics together. Happy times!

    —Deborah Gilchrtist on August 9, 2012
  • The 30’s represent a simpler time that we overlook today. It is about doing with what we have and not what we want. The bright colors and patterns of 30’s quilts never fail to brighten your day! I have been drawn to these fabrics and books since the day they first started showing up.

    —Kathie chyrywaty on August 9, 2012
  • The bright, cheerful designs of these quilts always bring a smile to my face. Repurpose, reuse….or ancestors were doing that from necessity. I cherish the wedding ring quilt my husband’s grandmother made for him many years ago. This treasure dons our bed every late summer and early autumn, well into the crisp, cool southern winters of Louisiana.

    —Bonnie Welch on August 9, 2012
  • I love the fabric from the 30’s for a couple of reasons. One is that they make me long for simpler times. I’m in my 40’s, but have always said that I was born in the wrong decade. I have a love for vintage fabrics and vintage kitchen items. I pick up a yard or 2 of 30’s fabric on every quilting venture I go on. Another reason is my great-aunt lives in Cimarron, Kansas. When we go to visit, it is just like I imagine the 30’s…we don’t turn on the TV and we turn off our cell phones. We cook all day, visit with each other, sit around and sew and talk about the simpler times. I am happiest when I get to visit her and hear the stories of when she and my grandmother were young girls.

    —Denise Tremaine on August 9, 2012
  • 30’s fabrics makes me "feel" sunshine, southern childhood memories of running barefoot & playing on swinging vines, my mother in the kitchen, shelling peas – a simpler time.

    —Jane Fouste on August 9, 2012
  • These fabrics bring back so many good memories of the "good old days of my youth". These are the times we don’t want to ever forget and looking at a quilt made with these fabrics would make in instilled in our hearts for a long time.

    —Mary Bruemmer on August 9, 2012
  • I love the quilts shown and I would love to win a fabric pack of them. (Then I’ll have to get the books too!) I have never quilted with 30’s fabrics. I love the great colors in them but never really knew where to start.

    —Diane M on August 9, 2012
  • I like 30’s fabric because it always reminds me of my Grandmother’s sheets on the bed 🙂 I bet a lot of them were made from sheets!

    Mike Pearson on August 9, 2012
  • I love the charming little prints that are so much fun.

    —chris on August 9, 2012
  • I have not worked with them alot, but love looking at the fabric and quilts …I have a grandmothers flower garden my Mother made in 1930… Being 76, 30’s type fabrics are very nostalgic to me

    —Joyce Ann Lippert on August 9, 2012
  • I have to say that I am new to quilting, but I love the colors and cheerfull designs of the 30’s

    Marylee Hagler on August 9, 2012
  • I love the thought of a simpler time.

    —Cheri Oggy on August 9, 2012
  • I find that these quilts are just beautiful. They are all so individual, with a story to tell. The colors are bright, subtle, soft and vibrant all at the same time, depending on the quilt. The quitls remind us of the 30s and what people faced then. They were a creative outlet.

    —Michelle on August 9, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics bring reminders of how frugal our grandmothers and aunts were with every precious scrap, as well as invoking reminders of various pieces of clothing they wore. Every quilt was stitched with love whether it was meant to be utilitarian or a gift for someone special. These quilts we hold dear because we know how much their makers sacraficed and saved to be able to make them. Their quilts remind us of how much they loved their families and friends in addition to their generosity to others (sometimes strangers) who needed a helping hand. I would be thrilled to win a packet of these charming prints of old to make my own 30’s quilt for my grandchildren as a reminder of how special their foremothers were!

    —Ann Williamson on August 9, 2012
  • I find that these quilts are just beautiful. They are all so individual, with a story to tell. The colors are bright, subtle, soft and vibrant all at the same time, depending on the quilt. The quitls remind us of the 30s and what people faced then. They were a creative outlet. I love looking at quilts from all eras. They have a story to tell. A way of connectng the past with the present – keeping family history alive.

    —Michelle on August 9, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they remind me of a feed sack dresden plate quilt my mother made.

    —Carole on August 9, 2012
  • Quilts made using feedsack prints are a visual feast. These fabrics exude a sense of joy and playfulness all on their own; no quilting needed. Amazing they sprung out of a very bleak time in our history. What a tribute to the human spirit to take the practical and still fulfill the yearning to create. No wonder the joy found working with these fabrics is still felt 60+ years later!

    Jamie Chamberlain on August 9, 2012
  • I love the colors since my grandmother and great aunt made the quilts from the newspapers. I have hand painted tables with cloth patterns on them from the originals. I like the sugar and flour sack pastels and remember being so cozy under them. A real warm and fuzzy feeling.

    —Diane on August 9, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they remind me of my grandmother. She had a huge box of 30’s fabric scraps. Out of that box came the fabric to make her daughter and each of her grandchildren many items – stuffed animals and quilts to name a few. Both my grandmother and mother have been gone for 16 years but every time I see one of her handmade items or a scrap of 30’s fabric I remember grandma.

    —Mischele on August 9, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics as they warm my heart with memories as I think of growing up in North Dakota and seeing these type of fabrics used in so many things in ours and neighbors homes.

    —Susan Foster on August 9, 2012
  • I am old enough to have had my father purchase feed for the animals in printed fabric sacks My mother made skirts and dresses out of then for me to wear. I know this fabric is valuable today if you can find it. I have made a "Sunbonnet Sue" quilt out of the "30’s prints" because they remind me so much of my skirts……….Beautiful, simple, full of memories, colorful, adaptable. If you are nostalgic, this is the fabric that can remind you of a favorable past. I love this fabric!

    —Gerry Thomason on August 9, 2012
  • Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of quilts from the ’30s……I love them.
    I have a set of ’30s fat quarters and will be so happy when I have time to work them up.
    I know I don’t have enough for a whole quilt, but will have to get some more fabric to go with them. I just happen to love the old print fabrics. I have some of the old feed sacks I am anxious to work up into a quilt, too. I would love to win some of the fabric giveaway………. Whether I get some or not, I do enjoy your e-mails………….

    —Ann McKnight on August 9, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics remind me of a time gone by, a much tougher yet simpler time…it connects me to my Grandmother, who was and always will be the person I admired most. I was so blessed to have her in my life during my "growing years." I had her with me until I was 45, and she was well into her 90’s. I inherited her quilting frame, the very one she used day after day, the one her father made for her. I can still close my eyes and see her sitting at the quilting frame- the windows facing her flower gardens in the summer, and snow covered bird feeders in the winter. I have always wanted to piece a quilt and then attempt to hand quilt it using her quilting frame. The thirties fabric is what I will use. There is no other choice that would deserve the honor of going into that frame. The thirties fabric just "seems right." I am lucky enough to have a few of her quilts, and I treasure them. I hope that someday my granddaughters will be able to treasure the quilts I have made and remember me with the love and admiration I have for my Grandmother. I can using Grandma’s recipes, I clean using her homemade versions of cleaning solutions, and when I hand quilt, I use her needles…especially the bent one. When Alzheimer’s took her memory, the one thing that would soothe her during bad times was fabric…I’d take her pieces, and she would hold the fabric and rub her face gently with it saying how pretty it was. I LOVE the 30’s fabric, and the connection it gives me to my past and my Grandmother. I know she would have loved it too. With the help of Nancy Mahoney’s pattern (that I have already decided on), Grandma’s quilt frame, and yes- that bent needle…I will make a quilt that would have make her proud.

    —Lorry Kirschner on August 9, 2012
  • I like the clearness of the colors making these quilts suitable for almost any occasion!

    —Jean on August 9, 2012
  • The 30’s fabrics make me HAPPY!!! The first quilt I remember was a dresden plate made by my great-grandmother, it was made out of 30’s fabrics. I have a large stash of 30’s fabrics plus many finished quilts.

    —LInda on August 9, 2012
  • I love the fresh colors of the ’30’s. Like a breath of fresh spring.

    Mah on August 9, 2012
  • i think the question is what NOT to like about 30s fabric – it is SO SO SO iconic for a quilt… any quilt. i just can’t seem to stop making them.

    —pam on August 9, 2012
  • I love the colors of the 30’s quilts. I think that they show a simple and easy style from a past era.

    —Jamie Todhunter on August 9, 2012
  • I remember, as a child, spending time at my grandparents home. She always had beautiful handstiched quilts on her deep feather beds. They were made with everything, from flour sacks to outgrown dresses. The warmer ones were lined with wool that was shorn from their sheep. Nothing was wasted. Wonderful memories of my childhood.

    —Glenda Mitchell on August 9, 2012
  • What a beautiful collection of fabric. I would love to win these and the possibilities are endless!! Thank you

    —Cyndi on August 9, 2012
  • After reading the article and seeing the beautiful quilts, I couldn’t help but remember the beautiful quilt my mother made in 1933 when she was nine years old. It was a Jacob’s Ladder and was made from feed sacks in those beautiful little prints. As a child it was my I Spy quilt. I could lay on it for hours and pick out different animals and flowers. Alas, it is only a precious memory now. It was lost in a house fire years ago but I can still see it in my mind. Thanks for the wonderful memory. Thats what I love about the 30’s quilts.

    —Lorraine Lloyd on August 9, 2012
  • This beautiful fabric reminds me of my Mom and Grandma…..of the struggles as well as the happy times they endured during the 30’s
    depression era. I still remember my Mom telling me about wanting
    to go to the movies (which cost a dime), but instead they needed
    toilet paper (which also cost a dime)….guess what the dime was
    spent on…. 🙂

    —PJ on August 9, 2012
  • I LOVED your quilts!!!!
    I have worked with feedsacks for many, many years……but, they’re becoming more difficult to find.
    I love the reproductions of the ’30’s and have just started collecting them.
    You have shown FABULOUS quilts in your collection…..I can only hope that mine can be as worthy.
    Gail House

    —Gail House on August 9, 2012
  • The things I like best about 30’s quilts are their lovely cool-feeling pastel colors . The quilts are so cheerful and spring-like. They seem to lift spirits and calm the soul. I am sure that during those depression 30’s making such happy quilts made everything seem a bit better.

    —Rose Anderson on August 9, 2012
  • I find the thirties fabrics to be very cheerful and happy, especially when grouped together, and especially this P&B bundle!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Robin on August 9, 2012
  • I started quilting 2 years ago. It took me a long time to warm up to 30’s fabric.I started off with brights….then civil war….then suddenly got hooked on 30’s!! Then to top it off my thoroughly modern 23 year old girl chose…..guess what…30’s…for her grad quilt!! It is 1/2 cut out and the colours are so cheerful and friendly….just like her!! I also will make a few aprons and maybe even kitchen curtains from my 30’s stash. I just LOVE the blues and butter yellows.So fresh and clean looking!!! The bundle would be a wonderful inspiration!

    —Shannon on August 9, 2012
  • The 30’s fabric reminds me of my grandmother’s apron’s. Grandma & Grandpa lived on a farm and my siblings and I spent most of the summer with them. She always had a quilt at the end of the bed or a lightweight quilt on the beds. These were actual 30’s fabrics and not reproductions. I still have one of her quilts and treasure it. I made a quilt out of my friends’ grandmother’s aprons and filled in with 30’s fabric. It was hard to tell which fabrics were which.

    —connie brandal on August 9, 2012
  • those sweet colors and those adorable prints take me back to both of my grandmas sewing boxes. grandma m showed me crocheted pieces with all the gorgeous funky colors in potholders and doilies. her kitchen had homemade curtains with huge cherries allover. tatting was gandma c’s thing. sheets and pillowcases edged with all the colors in a rainbow. i loved it all. now i’m a quilter and i crave the beautiful colors and memories of my childhood. it all just makes me smile.

    helena on August 9, 2012
  • those sweet colors and those adorable prints take me back to both of my grandmas sewing boxes. grandma m showed me crocheted pieces with all the gorgeous funky colors in potholders and doilies. her kitchen had homemade curtains with huge cherries allover. tatting was grandma c’s thing. sheets and pillowcases edged with all the colors in a rainbow. i loved it all. now i’m a quilter and i crave the beautiful colors and memories of my childhood. it all just makes me smile.

    helena on August 9, 2012
  • My introduction to quilts were quilts made by my great grandmothers in Kansas during the depression that now belong to my mother. My very first quilt was a top that my mother gave me, that had been pieced by my Great Grandmother Sargent. I learned how to layer the quilt, baste it, and hand quilt it, working on it with my mother. I treasure it because it was worked on by three generations of women in my family. I’ve made quite a few quilts of my own since then, both from modern fabrics and vintage that I collect, along with reproductions. Traditional quilts made from vintage, reproduction, or a combination are my favorite.

    —Mary Ann Engelbrektson on August 9, 2012
  • I have always been drawn to 30’s fabrics because of their bright colours and fun motifs…very cheerful!

    —Tammy on August 9, 2012
  • I am so nostalgic of the 1930’s because that is the time when my mother was a little girl growing up in Vancouver. Pictures of my Mother show her wearing dresses of small flowery prints made by her Mother. I have made quilts from reproduction fabrics and I especially love them because of the sweet innocent charm that is evoked.
    Karen

    —Karen Heron on August 9, 2012
  • The thing I love about the 30’s quilts/fabrics are all the happy colors and prints. I was a small girl in the late 50’s but even then, I remember Daddy buying feed in colorful sacks. We would ask him to try to either match a sack we already had at home or to try to buy 2 sacks that matched. I think it always took about 2 sacks to make a dress. I don’t remember sewing them as I was so small but I remember the pretty colors. The 30’s fabrics remind me of this time growing up on a farm in a tiny little community in Texas.

    —Ruth Ann Hurst on August 9, 2012
  • I love the 30’s quilts they appeal to my own make do and mend nature, reflective of their origins. The vibrant colours in the fabrics remind me of my grandmothers wardrobe full of wonderful clothes that I spent happy childhood hours playing dress up with.

    —alex Smith on August 9, 2012
  • Holy cow! Those quilts are sooo beautiful! I love the 30’s fabric, the soft colors and the cute designs. It does make me think of maybe a time when things were more simple, not easy but just simplier times. The fabrics make me feel happy as well.

    Thank you and P&B Textiles for a generous giveaway and a chance to win some
    gorgeous fabric. Two winners! Woot! Woot! P&B Textiles, you Rock!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    —usairdoll on August 10, 2012
  • I believe that one of the reasons quilters love the 30’s quilts is because many
    of us had grandparents or parents who lived through these difficult
    years and we therefore feel connected to these quilts.

    The quilts of the 30’s are also an example of the resiliance of the
    women who lived through that time, and despite the hardships were
    still able to create such treasured quilts.

    I am fortunate to own a few vintage 30’s quilts, although their
    provenance is not known.

    —Shelly S. on August 10, 2012
  • I have made about 10 quilts with the 30’s fabric.
    They are bright happy and everyone I give them
    to love them. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Joan on August 10, 2012
  • I love the colors in this collection of fabrics. They remind me so much of quilts made by my maternal grandmother from flour sacks. I am fortunate enough to have one of her quilts. It has some major damage on one that I am going to try to repair (one day).

    —Debbie on August 10, 2012
  • There have been enough "make do" times in my life, that I was always happy my grandma had passed on her frugalness. I love the happy 30’s colors and patterns. Even though those weren’t cheerful times they made the best of it using color and pattern to help.Lessons to hold on to.

    —Linda on August 10, 2012
  • I just love the look of the fabric and designs.

    —Sally Potts on August 10, 2012
  • 1930’s fabrics are fresh, cheerful, and simple. As a young girl I had a pieced quilt with 1930’s fabrics. I love it and delighted in looking at the brite colors on my bed each summer. Now that quilt is long gone, but the memories remain. I’d love to make a similar quilt for my only granddaughter for her summer bed!

    —Susan Stanton on August 10, 2012
  • Hi these wonderful 1930s fabrics brought back some lovely memories .My Mother was born on 27th of December 1932 weighing just 1.3/4pounds .She was not expected to live. My Greatgrand Mother made her a quilt from dress fabfic she had to hand.My Mother went on to have three girls herself ,she made quilts for all of us.I now make quits for my chidren.Sadly Mum died 7 years ago ,but the quilting goes on .
    Happy quilting Jaquetta

    —jaquetta on August 10, 2012
  • I love using 1930’s prints because they appear so soft and are calming as only a quilter can understand.

    —Bertha Mallard on August 10, 2012
  • Hi these wonderfull fabrics brought back some lovely memories for me .My mother was born on
    27th December 1932 weighing just 1.3/4.pounds.She was not expected to live. My Greatgrand Mother made a quilt out of dress fabrics she had to hand . My Mother had three girls herself , and made each of us quilts just as my greatgrand mother did . I now make quilts for my Children .Sadly Mum died 7years ago but the quilting still goes on . Jaquetta

    —Jaquetta on August 10, 2012
  • I love the quilts and it seemed like an easier time and way of life. I just started to get into quilting, my Grandmother had made several quilts in her time. I just wish I could make the quilts she did and my Aunt. Been looking for the pattern of the sunflower quilt that my aunt made. Just wish fabric wasn’t so expensive. Hope to teach my daughter to quilt.

    —Annette on August 10, 2012
  • These fabrics remind me of my childhood, such a simplier time and memories I will have forever. They are also so colorful. I love the 30’s fabrics.

    —Marilyn Higgins on August 10, 2012
  • When I think of the thirty’s, I think of the turmoil our country was in. Mothers had to use their ingenuity to provide their families the necessities. Clothing, flour/sugar sacks and feed sacks were repurposed for quilts to keep their families warm. Women looked at life in a different way since buying yardage fabrics was almost unheard of. They used what they had on hand, outgrown or unwearable fabrics were turned into quilts that ultimately had memories sewn into them. I can just imagine my grandmother completing a quilt and talking to my Mother and Aunts about the fabrics each of them recognized as a favorite garment they had worn. Reproduction fabrics make me feel close to the women of that era, I appreciate the opportunities Quilters have now, not only to use their stash, but to have the variety of fabrics to purchase when the need arises. Reproduction fabrics are colorful happy fabrics that are enjoyable to use in creative and useful projects. They make me happy.

    —Sherrie Holland on August 10, 2012
  • For me, one of the huge pluses of 30’s fabrics is that they combine so successfully. It’s almost impossible to goof when putting many different 30’s prints together. The result: a wonderful happy quilt!

    —Rita Carter on August 10, 2012
  • I love 30’s reproduction fabrics! They remind me of my grandmother, who ALWAYS wore an apron (except to church).

    —Cindy on August 10, 2012
  • I love the fact of using what one had as well. I remember as a little child (early 50’s) that flour was still purchased in printed fabric feed sacks. My mom used them for dish cloths. My mom made many tied quilts with fabric left over from sewing clothing even into the 60’s and 70’s. Her children and grandchildren are still keeping warm with them to this day. I was surprised to find out that quilts were made with purchased fabric specific for quilt-making in early Williamburg this spring at the museum there. I had thought that quilt making was always a way to use up left over scraps of fabric. I almost feel guilty with the amount I spend on quilting fabrics today!

    —Laurel Lee Pedersen on August 10, 2012
  • I love the use of cheerful, often childlike color and print in 1930 quilts, as well as that the use of scraps led to some bold mixing of fabrics. I am old enough that growing up I saw many of these quilts–often quite worn–in actual use, so 1930s quilts, to me, spell comfort and familiarity.

    —Elena on August 10, 2012
  • I love the colors the most. I love the patterns on the quilts. It seems like they are usually a repeating patterns or a lot of applique. Other than that, I’m not familiar with them, but I know my Grandma would love it, if i was able to make her one!

    Karrie Smith on August 10, 2012
  • My grandmother and great grandmother used to make quilts entirely by hand from scraps they got by dumpster diving at a nearby dress-making factory, back in the day when dresses were made of cotton here in the USA. I didn’t grow up with feed sacks of printed cotton that you could use for dish cloths and quilting, but I have read about them. Sometimes we have to reproduce the common things of yesteryear, like these 30’s prints. I would love to play with them in making a quilt.

    —GrannyH on August 10, 2012
  • When I look at these fabrics from the 30’s I think of my grandmother and how she lovingly taught me how to sew, crochet, cook, can produce, etc. She was a wonderful woman and I want to be like her. She took care of her family of 6 children on next to nothing and even taking over his mail route when my grandfather went to war. Great lady that I hope to be like one day. I would really like to create a quilt in memory of her.

    —Margo Sensenbaugh on August 10, 2012
  • I love 30’s inspired fabrics. I would love to win a bundle!

    —Nancy on August 10, 2012
  • I think I love the 30’s quilts and fabrics because they are so fun…lots of conversation prints and the colors make me feel warm and fuzzy.

    —Judi L on August 10, 2012
  • I am just completing my first 30’s fabric inspired quilt and can hardly wait to do another. The colours are what attract me and the tiny patterns often seem to have a story that could go with them. I’ll be looking for Adeline fabrics for a new project.

    Thanks for this fun and inspiring weekly visit to Martingale.

    Marlene

    —marlene on August 10, 2012
  • The quilts of the 30’s are bright, cheerful, and homemade. The women that made these quilts used what they had available, as the carefree roaring 20’s were over, the depression was in full swing, and towards the end of the 30’s the clouds of war were on the horizon in Europe. These quilts represent a respite from the outside world and filled the inside of a home with quilts made from scraps and mostly love.

    —Tracy Gatlin on August 10, 2012
  • Like many other people who have commented I love the beautiful colors and prints of the 30’s fabric. I made my first quilt with my grandma. She would come to OK almost every year by bus. I loved to watch her sew quilt blocks in the evening after working in the woods (carrying a measuring pole) for my dad. I would ask her why she still worked after working all day, she would say idle hands were the devils workshop. She had so many old sayings that I didn’t understand back then. When I see these fabrics I remember so many memories of her. I was lucky enough to have her well into my adult years. One of my most prized quilts is my Double Wedding Ring she made for me.
    Debera Floyd

    —Debera Floyd on August 10, 2012
  • I was born in those thirties in England and emigrated to Canada in 1947. During war years when toys were hard to come by and my brother and sister had been evacuated away from the danger zone, there was no one for me to play with. To keep me busy my mother taught me the rudiments of hand sewing and knitting at a very early age, and continued after we emigrated to Canada in 1947. Then I discovered in my friends’ homes some of those 30’s quilts and patterns. After all those years they are just memories of days gone by. As a quilter(yes, the itchy fingers are still sewing!)I hope to begin a 30’s revival pattern soon, to renew treasured memories and perhaps bring such pleasure to another generation.

    —Mary Robinson on August 10, 2012
  • I love the simplistic designs of flowers, children playing, etc. that are depicted in 30’s prints. My grandmother and her sister made quilts from dress scraps, many of them from 30’s style fabrics. The new 30’s fabrics always remind me of those treasured quilts.

    Kris S on August 10, 2012
  • I guess what I love best about 30’s quilts is what most everyone also loves about them: the cheery colors and the sweet micro prints. They were probably a much needed antidote and escape from the times for quilters of that era.

    I can not help but think of being warm, cozy, and loved whenever I admire a 30’s type quilt.

    —Crazy Cuban on August 10, 2012
  • Raised by a Grandmother who embodied "waste not, want not", I love the reminder of her attitude and actions found in the 30s fabrics!

    —Barb Peters on August 10, 2012
  • I like not only the originality of some of the patterns, but the wonderful cheerful colors – I call them "ice cream colors". I like the thrift of that era as well – I wish my chicken & sheep feeds still came in such terrific usable bags!

    Caroline in NH on August 10, 2012
  • My name is Megan. I am going into second grade and am learning to quilt. I think the fabrics are pretty. My mom is teaching me how to make 4 patches and then I’m going to put them all together to make a seat for my room. My project after that is a quilt and I get to pick out my very own fabric. Yours is very pretty and I like it. Monday is my birthday and I’m going to be 7. Thank you! = )

    —Megan on August 10, 2012
  • I love the vivid colors and the simplicity of the designs in the 1930’s palette. The fabrics are warm and bright and sunny, always bringing a smile to my heart.

    —Debbie Kitsos on August 10, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they are so happy.
    My two sisters and I are working on round robins using
    the 30’s fabrics, and we’re having a wonderful time.
    They just make you smile.

    —Jackie on August 10, 2012
  • The fabric has personality. A quilt made from 30’s fabric would be warm and cozy giving you a home sweet home kind of feeling.

    —Sarah Slaughter on August 10, 2012
  • I enjoy the bright colors of the 30s fabric. I have made two quilts with the 30s fabric. It is so lively fabric that it gives a glow the quilt.

    —beth daniels on August 10, 2012
  • The 30’s were not a happy time. Anyone with parents who lived during that era knows how to be frugal. I think the fabric of that time brought a brightness to a very dark time. Creating quilts then was a testiment to your frugality, an outlet for your creativity, and brought a brightness to your home.

    —Sheilah on August 10, 2012
  • They’re so homey and cheerful!

    —Bernadette Caropepe on August 10, 2012
  • when i think of 30’s fabric, i think of the hard times americans were going through during the depression, the dust bowl years and just so many things that could have brought them to their knees. instead, they persevered and grew stronger. the men found whatever work they could in order to feed their families. the women used whatever they had at hand, including flour sacks, to make something to keep their families warm. they chose what colors they could to make life a little brighter during those oh so depressing times and they did it with love. their legacy makes me proud to call myself a quilter.

    —irene cabello on August 10, 2012
  • I absolutely love he 30’s quilts. My favorite is grandmothers flower garden. Three years ago, my mother-in-law gave me some elongated hexagon blocks. She couldn’t remember exactly when her and her mother hand sewed them, but said I could have them since that was my favorite quilt. I have been hand piecing them periodically, so one day when I finish that quilt, I will shed a few tears. And one day will pass it on to my daugher,( grandma’s only granddaughter). By the way I had boubht several blocks on Ebay in the past. Love those colors. Thanks, Patty B.

    Patty B. on August 10, 2012
  • I just love the 30’s fabrics and am always searching for more patterns that I don’t have yet.

    Diane Lufkin on August 10, 2012
  • Love the 30 prints because there is always something that will fit the occasion.

    —Vida Arrington on August 10, 2012
  • I love the tiny prints and pieceings! thanks!

    —Lee on August 10, 2012
  • They take me back to my childhood and the quilts I used when visiting my grandparents.

    —Nancy Angerer on August 10, 2012
  • I love the patterns and the colors. The fabrics make my heart sing!

    —Sandra on August 10, 2012
  • I am inspired by 30`s fabric because out of the bepths of WW1 and then the Depression came the beautiful bright and pretty fabric that would have lifted the spirits of many thousands of people before the devastation of WW2

    —chris simmie on August 10, 2012
  • The 30’s comforting colors are timeless and back again for almost the same reason that they were popular then. We love them!

    Elma on August 10, 2012
  • I love to make quilts and 30’s fabrics are about my favorites. They are soft colors or bright colors with small designs that always look nice in a quilt. I have 2 30’s quilt tops started now. Thanks for the offer.

    —Bernita on August 10, 2012
  • I loved the color palette. So fresh and innocent. They give me inspiration.

    —Anna Pfeil on August 10, 2012
  • My mother, sister & I have all made our share of quilts but it all started with my grandmother. She made a quilt for each of her children (3) and her grandchildren (9). I treasure mine because I can remember her wearing a dress or an apron like some of the fabrics in the quilt. She passed away in 1987 at the age of 94 and I think of her often when I work on my own quilts.

    —Barbara Maietta on August 10, 2012
  • Thirties quilts are like comfort food. You just want to indulge in them, they make you feel so good.

    —Jill Loschiavo on August 11, 2012
  • I wish I could tell you why I am attracted to the 30’s prints. They seem to call out to me. They give me a feeling of comfort.

    —Nancy Hines on August 11, 2012
  • I like the vibrancy of the pastels! As well as the conversational prints. They can be bright as well as whimsical.

    —Nancy (Cat Lady) on August 11, 2012
  • I love the bright clear colors!

    —Ellie on August 11, 2012
  • I love the colors and patterns, and how soft the fabrics became after the quilts were washed and loved. Many of the patterns had an exuberance about them, and just made you smile; something that was sorely needed during the Depression!

    Merry May on August 11, 2012
  • Just love the colors; nice and bright. Reminds me of stuff I saw at grandma’s house.

    —Bellasquilts on August 11, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because they remind me of my Grandma Mabel who was an avid quilter. She saved all her material scraps from making clothes and used them to piece quilts, always stitching the pieces together by hand. Since Grandpa Ozie was a farmer, Grandma also had those precious printed feed sacks that she often used in making quilts. I treasure the quilt she made for me more than 50 years ago, using 30’s prints to create the traditional fan quilt pattern. So I would love to win one of these bundles to make a quilt for my grand daughter just like Grandma Mabel made for me.
    Thank you.

    —Barbara on August 11, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric because it reminds me of my childhood and my favorite grandmother. The vintage prints and colors make me smile. I would love to recreate my own vintage quilt.

    Thanks you.

    Peggy H. on August 11, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabrics because of the soft colors and how cheerful they are. I seem to collect these fabrics and the books because I love to look at them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Renea on August 11, 2012
  • I love that the fabric from the 30’s (or the reproductions of such) are so cheery. From talking to my grandmother (and mostly listening during history class! lol) I understand that there wasn’t always a whole lot to be cheery about during the time period. I think it’s wonderful how you can see the effort people made to look on the bright side every time you see 30’s fabric.

    —Crystal on August 11, 2012
  • I appreciate how the colors and patterns allow your piecing to shine! They’re playful.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on August 11, 2012
  • I love these fabrics! I have a quilt that my grandmother Flynn made of similar fabric. It was always the "sick" quilt – the ultimate comfort when we didn’t feel well. What a cozy, warm feeling we got when we snuggled down in Grandma’s quilt. Mom was wise in knowing the strength of that quilt and saved it only for times we needed to get well.

    —kathleen on August 11, 2012
  • My Grandmother raised her family during the Depression. I loved that she still had a stack of feedsacks that my cousins and I cut and practiced our sewing with when we were growing up in the 1950’s. I would give anything to still have those precious pieces of fabric. I pick up the 30’s reproductions because thy remind me of her and my childhood days.
    Thank you.

    —Debbie on August 11, 2012
  • OH those wonderful 30’s! So many memories, Mother in her 30’s print apron, Apple pie smell wafting through the air, Fresh glass of milk trickling down my throat, dabbing my mouth with hand embroidery days of the week tea towel,that had a 30’s border, and can’t forget the Patched 30’s quilt on the corner of the davenport I could curl up under any time I wanted to be comforted!
    The excitment of Mom was another thing to behold, when Dad came home with new fabric feed sacks she could use for the familys needs. If a new pattern print was amoung the batch you would think she had won the lottery!! If we got 2 sacks alike I might get a new full skirt to wear.
    Thirties fabric brings back great memories and brings a big smile to my face and my heart. It was a wonderful time. I would like to make a wonderful quilt for one of my grandchildren with 30’s fabric so they could feel a small bit of 30’s time from the past!

    —Vernita Krull on August 11, 2012
  • 30’s fabric reminds me of Apple Pies in the oven, laughter in the kitchen and people just talking. No phones, TV’s computers etc. Just a slower simpler way of life. We need that again sometimes.

    —Chris on August 12, 2012
  • Have just started quilting and love the 3o’s fabrics, reminds me of my grandmothers and Aunt Luella’s quilts and aprons. My favorite is the Dresden, I just love all the different prints that can be used to create the 30s look.
    Thank you
    Barbara on August 12, 2012

    Barbara Tack on August 12, 2012
  • Love the colors. Not sure that I can do some of the patterens that you have shown. Just starting out. Enjoy making them for others.
    Sue

    —Susan Welsh on August 12, 2012
  • I love scrap quilts and the memories of each piece.If there’s left-overs…I’m saving it! Like my Grandmother use to say,Fabric is expensive Use it,Save it,Use it again.To This day I still have some of that Feedsack fabric and sprinkle it in every once in awhile. I LOVE those 30’s Quilts, because that’s what they created . They used what they had,and bought what they needed.It didn’t have to match,It was about Family and doing your best. It was your family under these quilts and [lucky] very good friends. The fabric from P&B Textiles are Beautiful and Bright and that’s what they had to look foward to in those days. Also Great Job to Nancy Mahoney for bringing us great patterns to put all that Eye Candy to work. The ideas are bouncing around in my head.I have never bought a Fabric Bundle and would LOVE these to be my First.

    Jeanette DeBruler on August 12, 2012
  • I love those 30’s quilts

    Jeanette DeBruler on August 12, 2012
  • Lately, I’ve been eyeing 30’s fabrics – they are so colorful and charming! I love the tiny flowers and animal motifs, especially anything with bunnies. Red and Blue prints remind me of doll dresses that my grandma used to sew for us, with scraps from her stash. I think for most quilters, there’s a quiet nostalgia, and lots of happy memories when we see 30s fabrics.

    Kemsha on August 12, 2012
  • I love the brightness of the colors. Still there is a softness because of the patterns. 30s fabrics seem to bring comfort to us. It must be how nostalgia seems to comfort in times of stress.

    —Deanna Daugherty on August 12, 2012
  • Thirties quilts remind me of my Grandmother. Grandma would rotate the quilts on the beds, and when we visited, I would always peek in the bedrooms to see which ones were being used. When I went away to college, she gave me one of her appliqued flower basket quilts, and when we later shared an apartment, she taught me how to do needle-turn. I inherited 6 more of her quilts after she passed on.

    —Andi D. on August 12, 2012
  • I love the 30’s fabric because they are bright and cheerful. They remind me of my grandmother – Noni – who didn’t quilt. But she taught me to sew on her treadle machine, to cook, crochet, embroider. I have a large collection of 30’s fabrics and some quilts that were made in the 30’s. The outstanding one is a double 9-patch where the maker centered the flower in each 1 inch square alternating with a coordinating solid. This one was definitely not a scrap quilt. It makes me smile when I see it.

    —Paule-Marie on August 12, 2012
  • i MADE MY 4HDRESS OUT OF FEED SACKS IN THE 30S AND WON BEST OF SHOW and the purple ribbon . Got to go to state fair. and modle it . I love the little prints . from the 30s. Cathryn Alexander

    Cathryn Alexander on August 12, 2012
  • The thing that I love most about the 30’s quilts, is that my daughter loves them! She does not sew, and is not a particularly crafty person, but loves anything "Retro". She found a quilt at a 2nd hand store that she was going to give to me. It is butterflies made with 30’s fabric, but she liked it so much, it is now hanging on her wall. She also told me that batiks are "old lady" fabrics. Had to laugh at that, considering that what she likes are the 30’s fabrics.

    —Judy on August 12, 2012
  • I love the wonderful colors in the 30’s quilts and the patterns are timeless. They take us back in our memories to our grandma’s and family gatherings with wonderful food and great times.

    —Susan Steffens on August 13, 2012
  • I think the reason I love 30s fabrics so much is because they remind me of quilts my grandmother made. I have two of them and they were made in the 30s and have that shabby chic faded homey look that I like. I have made a number of quilts with 30s repro fabrics and am currently recreating a Grandmothers Flower Garden hexagon English paper pieced quilt like one my grandmother made in 1930. I would love to add to my 30s collection with this contest prize. Thanks.

    —Joye on August 13, 2012
  • I remember my grandparents had guilts on thier bed. And of course my aunts got them. They were all made in the 30s or around that era. Them my aunt took my grandmas dresses and made a quilt out of them and gave it my other aunt. My grandma made all of her dresses. What a memory that is. I would have loved to have had that quilt. All the quilts my grandma had were made in or around the 30s. They are long gone but not forgotten. I love the colors and the styles of the 30s. God bless all the people who put so much love in thier quilts. I would love to make a quilt out of that material. To leave to my children. Judy

    Judy Grimes on August 13, 2012
  • Those fabrics from that time period speaks of Hope for the future, Hope for those lovely aprons that will be a part of baking new recipes and Hope for the cute little dresses for all the young daughters in the house and matching doll dresses. Those fabrics from the 30s speak of Hope.

    —Andrea on August 13, 2012
  • Fabric from the 30’s reminds me of my Grandmother. She was quiet, cheerful, thrifty and dependable; all qualities that can also be seen in her quilts and other projects. She saved string to knit into dish cloths. She saved plastic bread bags, cut them into strips and crocheted door mats and kitchen rugs that were soft underfoot; easy to clean and lasted a long time. I still have and use one she made and she has been gone over 40 years. She didn’t have much; but you would never know that; she was thankfull for what she had, made good use of it and shared it. Whenever I see a ’30s quilt I am reminded of that, and hope I have followed in her footsteps.

    —Elizabeth P. on August 13, 2012
  • What I love most about the fabrics from that period is the old fashioned feel. It speaks comfort and reminds me of the quilts that my grandmother and my aunt made. Plus the soft colors are just wonderful.

    —Linda in Maryville on August 13, 2012
  • What’s not to like, LOL? I love the colors, the not quite pastel palette with aquas and reds, peach and green, blue and yellow. It is just a classic look, really. Would it surprise you to know that I also love Fiestaware dishes??

    I have 7 nieces and my goal is to eventually have a quilt made with 30s for each of them. I am currently half way there if you count the one that was made for ME, my wedding quilt.

    Coincidentally, my wedding uses the same basket block as the like first one pictured above that you identified as "Fandango" from Nancy Mahoney’s Applique Quilt Revival. Mine is an on point setting. My mom and I saw an example of it in a Falls City, NE antique store when we were visiting my grandmother. We have never seen a block like it and could not locate it in BlockBase or various quilt books either. We called our version "Falls City Basket". Mom drafted it up from the photo she took and sent it around as a pass around project with her local bee. I even made a few blocks in what became MY quilt! When I called my parents to tell them I was getting married, the top went to the quilters the next day. She has since made another top for herself with the same block.

    Linda J on August 13, 2012
  • I just love the 30’s prints. This past June my daughter was married. I told her to pick out a quilt and I would make it for her wedding. She picked a nine-patch made in medium to light 30’s prints. It is a queensize quilt, 5 inch blocks, set on point. It came out so pretty. Now I need to re-stock my stash!

    Renee on August 13, 2012
  • I love the sweet little prints and soft colors in the old quilts.
    I still have soom old quilts,they seem the most comfy to cuddle up with.

    bonnie lang on August 13, 2012
  • What do I love about 30’s fabric? I guess it’s the color and the cheerfulness of the designs, made at a time when much of the country felt bleak. I think the colors must have inspired hope to those making the quilts and those receiving them!

    —Amy Roth (IL) on August 14, 2012

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