Quilt block patterns designed by McKim Studios (and, after 1938, by Omaha World-Herald staff artists) 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 by contacting email@example.com, opens a new window or calling 402-444-4826. Standard copy charges may apply.
|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|
|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|