Farm Journal magazine was established in March 1877, and is still published today. According the the Farm Journal history page, the intended readers were “farmers in the bountiful agricultural regions within a day’s ride of the publication’s office in Philadelphia.” Susan Wildemuth, a quilt historian who from 2009-2012 authored the wonderful blog, Eye of the Needle, wrote an interesting post about the quilt patterns published in Farm Journal.
The catalog below was part of a lot of vintage quilt ephemera purchased on ebay, along with two fat envelopes of Farm Journal patterns from 1937 and 1939 addressed to Mrs. John Kreinbrink of Flushing, Michigan. Thanks to Mrs. Kreinbrink, I will be posting several patterns each week until I get them all scanned. Click any image for slideshow.