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1930's Farmer's Wife: Eva

 The Eva block can be found on page 40 of the  1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler  (page 190 for template instructions.)

The Eva block can be found on page 40 of the 1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler (page 190 for template instructions.)

Click here for the original Farmer's Wife Magazine, the letter written by Mother of Four in Kansas can be found on page 12.

March 1931

Political violence in Hamburg Germany was heating up between the Communists and the Socialists. On March 14 a prominent Communist Ernst Henning was murdered by three Nazi’s. Several acts of retaliation then followed over the course of several weeks from both sides. This political violence spilled out of Hamburg throughout the rest of Germany, resulting more deaths. Political violence from the German Communist Party towards the Nazi’s became more common throughout the later 1930’s and only cultivated a general public sympathy towards the Nazi party, which was then able to create a majority coalition in the Reichstag with 30% public support.

I’ve recently turned off the TV and Youtube and I’ve purged some technology from my life. There is so much negativity in the world, politics is impossible to escape, it sounds as if the world is ending tomorrow. But while I was lost in the virtual world, I found that I forgot what the real world was like. People are still kind, the sky isn’t falling, and the sun will rise again tomorrow. I’d forgotten to focus on the good things in my life, like mt neighbors, my children, and my husband.

I love the picture of the reassurance of God's provision and the mutual support necessary for a marriage to survive the tides of life that Mrs. P. G.'s dream envisions.  I don't know if you're religious or not, but in any hard and trying situation it can be very helpful to take a moment to count your blessing even in the midst of chaos.  Taking stock of the things you do have can help to reorient your state of mind and calm you before you take on whatever it is the you face.  And it's only a matter of time before the trials come, not a matter of if.  So when you do find yourself faced with adversity, remember to share your burden.  For those of us married, rely on your spouse; for those of you single, reach out to family and friends.  


Pre - Cuts

A (2) 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" cut into HST's

B (2) 2 1/4 x 2 1/4" cut into HST's

C (4) 2 1/2 x 1 1/4"

D (8) 2 x 1 1/4"

E (17) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"

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Happy Quilting!

  • Rita