I came across this small article in a 1947 issue of McCall’s Needlework magazine, which sent me looking for more information about Grace Snyder and better photos of her quilt. These types of grid designs have always fascinated me, and I’m a huge fan of Anne Orr’s pieced quilt patterns. Grace, though, takes the grid idea to a whole new level by adding the “tiny piece” element.
Grace’s Flower Basket quilt, as well as another tiny pieced quilt made with hexagons, were included in the “100 Best 20th-Century Quilts” by Quilters Newsletter Magazine in 1999. There is much more information about Grace and her quilts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the UNL International Quilt Study Center and Museum. You can zoom in on the color photo below the article to see the quilt close up — this image was also on a UNL page, but because the image links in the article are broken, I have included it here.
On a completely different subject, I have had to disable my email sign-up and notifications. The plug-in is having a conflict with my server, and I am working on a fix. Thank you for your patience.