THE KANSAS CITY STAR

 

Classic Quilt Patterns

 

  • First series of its kind ever published
  • Complete quilt patterns from 1928 to 1961 as published in the Kansas City Star
  • All patterns printed full size and spiral bound

"Pig in The Sty" is one of 26 patterns in the Farm Life Quilt, Volume QP2.


(Please do not contact Debby about these patterns. The Groves are very happy to answer your questions!)

From the fall of 1928 until 1961 the Kansas City Star published quilt patterns for quilters. The newspaper's rural editions reached several states throughout the Midwest and many quilt patterns that were published were submitted by readers. For many years there was one per week. Then there was a lull with only one pattern published monthly. But all in all, there are 1,001 of these classic patterns. But where can a quilter find them today?

Harold and Dorothymae Groves of Kansas City, Missouri took it upon themselves to hunt these patterns down and were able to locate all 1,001. They have received permission from the Star to reproduce the patterns exactly as they appeared many years ago. They are compiled into 10 looseleaf/spiral bound volumes, plus an index, called "The Kansas City Star Classic Quilt Patterns."

These can be ordered from:

Groves Publishing Company

P.O. Box 33068, Dept. QBD

Kansas City, MO 64114

(816) 361-1505
or
888-983-4945

 Volume 1

1928-30

117 patterns

 Volume 2

1931-32

105 patterns

 Volume 3

1933-34

98 patterns

 Volume 4

1935-36

99 patterns

 Volume 5

1937-38

86 patterns

 Volume 6

1939-41

106 patterns

 Volume 7

1942-44

85 patterns

 Volume 8

1945-48

86 patterns

 Volume 9

1949-54

101 patterns

 Volume 10

1955-61

118 patterns

 

All volumes are spiral bound. Volume 11 is the Alphabetical and Name Index for the above ten volumes of K.C. Star Patterns.

$15.95 for each volume. Postage and handling is $4.95 for each. The postage for 1-3 volumes is $6.50; 4-9 volumes is $10.00; 10 or more volumes is $12.00. Missouri residents add 7% sales tax.

International orders, please double the postage cost for each book.


NEW! NEW! by Ruby McKim - for Redwork or Appliqué

1. The American Ships Quilt - $11.95
45 Ship Blocks by Ruby McKim Perfect for Redwork Originally published in 1937

2. The Three Little Pigs - $7.95
15 Blocks by Ruby McKim Perfect for Redwork Originally published in 1937

Volume QP6 - Includes all 5 sets of patterns listed below
Bedtime Quilt 20 designs Originally published in 1916
A Jolly Circus 12 Designs Originally published in 1921
Nursery Rhyme 20 Designs Originally published in 1922
Alice in Wonderland 20 Designs Originally Published in 1924
Colonial History 24 designs Originally published in 1927

The following volumes entitled QP1-5 are suitable for redwork or embroidery. Some are intended for applique. Included with each pattern is the paragraph description that appeared with it at its publication.

Volume QP1 - Includes all 5 sets of patterns listed below
Santa's Parade Quilt 12 designs Originally published in 1929
Memory Bouquet Quilt 21 Designs Originally published in 1930
Horn of Plenty Quilt 21 Designs Originally published in 1932
Happy Childhood Quiltie 13 Designs Originally Published in 1932
Mother Goose Quiltie 20 designs Originally published in 1916

Volume QP2 - Includes all 4 sets of patterns listed below
Flower Garden Quilt 27 designs Originally published in 1930
Farm Life Quilt 26 Designs Originally published in 1930
Peter Pan Quilt 20 Designs Originally published in 1926
Roly-Poly Quilt 20 Designs Originally Published in 1923

Volume QP3 - Includes all 3 sets of patterns listed below
State Flowers Quilt 48 designs Originally published in 1931
Bird Life Quilt 24 Designs Originally published in 1928
Toy Shop Window Quilt 13 Designs Originally published in 1933

Volume QP4 - Includes all 3 sets of patterns listed below
Patchwork Sampler Quilt 26 designs Originally published in 1930
Bible History Quilt 24 Designs Originally published in 1927
Patchwork Parade of States 48 Designs Originally published in 1931

Volume QP5 - Includes all 3 sets of patterns listed below
Fruit Basket Quilt 32 designs Originally published in 1932
Garden Bouquet Quilt 24 Designs Originally published in 1931
Covered Wagon States Quilt 24 Designs Originally published in 1939

$14.95 for each volume. Postage is $4.95 for each. The postage for any 5 volumes is just $8.

International orders, please double the postage cost for each book.


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