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1930's Farmer's Wife: Carol

 The Carol block can be found on page 79 of the  1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler  (page 177 for template instructions.)

The Carol block can be found on page 79 of the 1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler (page 177 for template instructions.)

Click here for the original Farmer's Wife Magazine, the letter written by Mrs. B. S. J. in New York can be found on page 40.

April 1937

On April 25 the Soviet Union announced the completion of all the goals of it’s first Five Year Plan, emphasizing all goals were finished nine months ahead of schedule. This despite multiple local and international papers reporting delays, shortfalls, and the horrid humanitarian loss at enforcing the Five Year Plan.

It is undeniable the importance of media and widespread connectedness. The ability to quickly be informed of world and local events is important for everyone to informed and prepared. But sometimes too much of something can be damaging to relationships and individual mentalities.

“The radio has broadened my horizons, but now I have a narrower outlook on life.”  I find Mrs. B. S. J.’s new worldview eerily similar to the impact social media has had on society today.  If you read the news or log into Twitter or Facebook you would think the world was ending this weekend and that everyone is a hate-filled, idiotic monster if they don't goose step to their political party's leader.  America seems to have become more tribalized.  But is that how life actually is out in the real world?  Do you treat your neighbor abhorrently because they differ with you on tax policy?  I'm willing to bet that no, you don't dismiss, demean, and belittle your neighbor just because of a disagreement.  I think if we stopped listening to pundits and started listening to our neighbors we would see that "the other side" isn't hateful, they're actually well intended and simply differ on how to go about improving the world.


The Block

There’s something about the Carol block that I really like, it has an antique feel to it and for some reason it reminds me of apple pie. Don’t ask me why, I’m not sure myself, but it does.

I’m sorry that I don’t have any pre-cut sizes for you today, maybe I’ll come back and edit them in later. But I would recommend that you slightly oversize the HST background pieces and then trim the block down to size once the block is pieced. My block is a scant undersized and it just bugs me to no end!

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Happy Quilting!

  • Rita