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Books and Blocks of-the-Month Clubs.

On this day in 1926, the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection was published, “Lolly Willowes” (or “The Loving Huntsman”) written by English novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner. The mail-order book seller started with 4,000 subscribers and in less than twenty years, the Club had more than 550,000 members.

 

Norma Mossburg pieced and appliqued this top, titled “Persian Pickle” and Marilyn Lange quilted it in the summer of 2004. Mossburg had read the novel “Persian Pickle Club” about the members of a women’s quilt group. The quilt came out of a Block-of-the-Month activity. The quilt was documented as part of the Michigan Quilt Project in 2012.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-book-of-the-month-club-selection-is-published
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_the_Month_Club


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