Celebrating the 30's

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Last Tuesday was our Celebrate the 30s night. And Dear Flora organized and led the event. It was such fun. Especially for me as I love the 30s.
My little contribution is to the left of Flora. We are drawing to the end of Flora's year of being Sheriff and being in charge of our group. She's done a fabulous job. Of course from Flora and the other presenters I learned new things about the women and quilts of the 30s. I don't know about where you live but 30s reproduction fabric is not as abundant as it once was. In fact, some of our local stores are clearing it out altogether! I talked a little about fabric from the 30s both vintage and reproduction. I also discussed Japanese reproduction and the wonderful fabric that is imported from Japan in 30s designs.
Laura talked to us about food and the kitchen of the typical woman in the 30s. This picture is blurred but there are some foods introduced in the decade of 1930-1939. Laura brought us tootsie pops (1931 I think). And just like giving a child a sucker to keep them quiet, the tootsie pops kept us busy.Paula showed us vintage and reproduction quilts from her stash.Bonnie taught us about development, naming and distribution of the quilt patterns in the 1930s.From Flora's stash. This is one of Darlene Zimmerman's patterns.This yo yo quilt of Debbie's was worn through the ages almost to a lace.
Lori's reproduction quilt tops.Just as in life, we owe so much to those quilters that went before us. We belong to a group of wonderful industrious women that love fabric and creating beautiful things.

-nanette

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Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love all these quilts. Thanks for sharing them with us. Now I want to get busy on my long list of 30's quilts in the works!

Lori Holt said...

Hi nanette... just got back from retreat and I'm trying to catch up a little between sessions.
of course i had to see how things are going with you. Hope all is well with future wedding and baby plans.
Oh, how I wish I could have been there to celebrate the 30's with you...right up my alley. You scared me when you said some shops are taking out 30's fabrics....i havn't noticed that yet, I sure hope not!
I just love every photo you shared. Wonderful!
x
lori

Trisha said...

I would have loved to sit and listen about the women of the 30s. Thanks for sharing some of that night so we could benefit from it too!

synnove75 said...

I love the quilts! The colors of the 30's is so beautiful. It's really hard to get reproduction fabric from the 30's here in Norway, so I'm so happy for the internet and online fabric stores:-)
Thanks for sharing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing.

Jackie said...

Nanette, This whole post just sings to me!! You know I have such an affection for 30s prints and wow you have knocked my socks off. I wish I could have been at this meeting. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing all the goodness.

Micki said...

I really enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful quilts!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Micki

Kaaren said...

Wow! What incredibly beautiful quilts, Nanette. There's just something about that era that is so unique as are the fabrics.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Nedra said...

What a fun night. Thanks for sharing part 2.

Shari said...

What an incredibly fun night... I always feel so connected to past generations when I quilt - it's kind of like a genetic memory I think. We pursue our craft for house and home and loved ones - only today we do it in so much luxury compared to what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers had! It is so important to preserve and promote the traditions while embracing the new! It really can all work together...

Hugs - Shari
PS - Snow!! I'm cold already. Spring is coming late here this year...

Rae Ann said...

Hi Nanette...I just became a fellow blogger last week with the help of Kim, so now I am able to comment on your great blog! One of my favorites!!
Love seeing all the great pictures of that fun night. It keeps it alive! We are so blessed to live among all these incredible women. And you are one of those I am talking about!:)
Hugs!
Rae Ann

Dawn said...

I just love 30's fabrics!! Hope all is going well with the wedding and baby blessings.

Pat said...

Such WONDERFUL quilts!!!

be*mused jan said...

That sounds like a wonderful theme for a quilt evening!

Kristine Hanson said...

do you by any chance know the name of the quilt block for the quilt in your 6th picture? (two gals holding it up...one is looking at the back of it) I inherited a quilt top with that block type, I just love it and would love to know anything more about it...

Lurline said...

What an exciting post - that yellow one second from the bottom, I have made that and donated it as a raffle quilt! I am so sorry I didn't have a digital camera back then. What a wonderful era and aren't we lucky that it's popularity has never waned! thanks for the memory, Nanette!
Hugs - Lurline♥

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Loved the show and tell! The 30's just sing to me! We won't be taking them out of our shop, in fact we just got a group of doll dress fabrics (right up your alley)
Thanks for sharing!
Nadine

flora said...

Again thanks for making us look so good, (except of course, for my picy with my mouth open, hard to catch it closed, though.) And thanks again for your huge part in making the evening work.
Big week for you. Keep me posted and let me help.
xo
fg

Mel said...

What a fun theme! I've got a stack of 30's prints that I'm 'saving' for the right project. Lots of great pretties here!!

pratima said...

I adore 30's fabrics. To see so many 30's quilts together is taking my breathe away. Thank you for this sweet treat, Nanette :D

Meredith said...

Wow what fun that must have been. thank you for showing us the photos. I do love 1930s quilts. I have made a few myself.

Thimbleanna said...

Eeek! I think you're right about the 30's fabrics -- I don't see them as much -- I better start hoarding LOL! Looks like a great idea for a theme meeting too -- how fun!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Beautiful pictures Nanette! I love to think about all our Quilting Sisters that came before us! I imagine that they each and everyone would be quite amazed at the advancements in the Quilting World! Blessings on your day :)

Momoo said...

Thanks for sharing your group's 30's night. They certainly do beautiful work. I hadn't noticed that the 30's reproduction fabric was becoming scarce, maybe I should add some to the stash for future projects I have in mind.
Good luck with your wedding and baby activities.

Sherri said...

What a wonderful post! So many foods I love came from the 30's too...no wonder I love 30's fabric! Hope all is going well with wedding and baby! Take care!

upstateLisa said...

wonderful eye candy! so colorful!

Rumi said...

Thanks for sharing these great 30's quilts! Gorgeous!

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful quilts. You guys have so much fun. Mimi

madrekarin said...

Oh, wow! I love those 30's reproduction fabrics. I've made one quilt with them. Maybe I need to make another. :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts!
I just LOVE the colors and prints from the 30's.

Kimberly :)

Emily said...

What a celebration of beautiful handmade quilts! They are so stunning!

Mary L. said...

Thanks for sharing so many beautiful quilts with us!

Purple and Paisley said...

i could look at this post time and time again, forever and ever...love the '30's fabrics and all of the different quilts!

lifeinredshoes said...

My Grandmother gave me 29 blocks that her Mother and Aunt helped her piece just after the death of her husband at age 29. The year was 1935 and the blocks are made from sugar and flour sacks.
I am looking for someone to guide me on the journey to finish putting them together ;)

Julia said...

What a great fun night Nanette ...I would love to be at one of these nights and see your quilts in person..
Julia ♥

Jenny said...

Bonnie is just a wonderful woman. when we moved, I had the pleasure of moving into her ward. She is teaching a quilting class here in our ward. It is so wonderful!

Looked like a really fun night!