Red Wagon Patterns

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blythe's Updates, Sleuthing | No Comments
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Mom made several quilts using Red Wagon patterns. While researching a couple of later appliquéd quilts I ran across “Trains,” a pattern by Linda Brannock, which I’m sure was the source of Mom’s quilt “Trains in the Rain.” I just added that reference to the description of the quilt. Mom’s notes from that time period are not complete – she typically cited the source or inspiration for her quilts.

I was sad to see that Linda Brannock died earlier this year. She was such a talented designer and I wonder if she and mom ever met. There is a nice tribute to her on Barbara Brackman’s blog, here. Barbara’s book, An Encyclopedia of Pieced Blocks,was one of Mom’s earliest inspirations.

One Red Wagon quilt mom made that I have photos of is “Snowbound.” From Mom’s notes, many of her friends helped with the appliqué. The quilt is not among those we still have – I’m trying to track it down so I can get it photographed.

I can’t find much information on Red Wagon – it looks like they stopped publishing books in 2008.

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