Grandma's Victory Garden
With husbands, sons, and fathers at war in the 1940s, American women were not only faced with maintaining their homes and families, they were also expected to keep the nation's economy running through either working outside the home or by conserving much needed food and household goods. Often, it was both. So, the nation's women planted victory gardens, sewed and knitted clothing, quilted by the radio, and waited for their husbands, sons, and fathers to return.
In our new club, you can explore the lives of women in this fascinating time period. You'll receive a kit to make a fabulous quilt, with four different colorways from which to choose. You'll also receive 5" squares of fruit and veggie fabric each month, along with a colorful booklet filled with economizing tips and techniques, plus stories from the time period. Join us as we look at women's efforts, as well as sacrifices, on the home front as our nation united to support each other during World War II.
Quilt block kits are available in four color schemes: Americana Batiks; Purple & Teal Batiks, 1930s Blue & Yellow, and Blue & Purple solids. Participation is $10 per month per colorway. There is a $10 membership fee which helps offset the cost of class materials.
Grandma's Quilt Clubs are like no others that we know about. They are a fun way to learn about history that affects women today and discover new products. Clubs are currently held virtually with
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