Historic Quilt Blocks

Quilt block patterns designed by McKim Studios appeared in the Omaha World-Herald from the 1920's to the 1940's. They appeared in the Sunday edition, usually the Women's News section. Quilters cut patterns out and then traced them onto cloth blocks.

Omaha Public Library has kept copies of these patterns as they appeared in the paper. 

Copies may be requested directly or through inter-library loan. Standard copy charges apply for direct requests.

Series Title Date Number of Blocks
Bible History 1/1/1928 to 6/17/1928 24 + Instructions
Bird Life 11/4/1928 to 4/21/1929 24 + Instructions
Children of All Nations 9/17/1941-2/1/1942 20 + Instructions
Circus Life 9/28/1948 to 3/2/1949 20 + 2 Instructions
Colonial History 9/5/1926 to 2/20/1927 24 + instructions
Covered Wagon States 10/31/1939 to 3/5/1940 17 + 2 Instructions
Farm Life 10/12/1930 to 4/19/1931 25 + 3 Instructions
Flower Basket 10/7/1934 to 6/2/1935 32 + 3 Instructions
 Flower Garden  9/29/1929 to 4/6/1930  27 + Instructions
 Fruit Basket  11/6/1932 to 7/9/1933 32 + 3 Instructions
 Nursery Rhyme  9/4/1940 to 2/5/1941  21 + 2 Instructions
 State Bird & Flower 1/12/1938 to 12/7/1938  48 + No Instructions
 State Flower  9/27/1931 to 8/28/1932  48 + Instructions
 Three Little Pigs  3/4/1934 to 6/10/1934  15 + Instructions
 Toy Shop Window  10/15/1933 to 1/14/1934  12 + Instructions

 

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