Deadline is Set for Saturday

September 29, 1938
Detroit News Quilt History Project; Michigan State University Museum; Susan Salser
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A Quilt Club Corner Column including the deadline for entering quilts.
Deadline is Set for Saturday
By Edith B. Crumb
Remember that you have just two mere days in which to bring your quilts for entry in The Detroit News Quilt Show to be held Oct. 7,8, 9 in Convention Hall.

Have you been in the quilt office 827 Lafayette boulevard west, in the past few days? If so, you have seen the quilts which are bagged and stacked up like cord wood. By now they are about four rows deep and much higher in my head.

There is a steady stream of visitors all day long and the nicest part of it all is that everybody is so happy to stay and chat with each one. But there will be plenty of opportunities for that at the show.

I have heard so many quilters say that they intend to go to the show every day and all are doing so much to help make it a success. Here is just one letter that will give you an idea of the spirit of the whole crowd. It is from Mrs. William Henry Blair 2649 Sixteenth Street. Mrs. Blair writes:

Dear Miss Crumb: In a few days I shall have a very bid surprise for you and all my Quilt Club friends. I have been burning the midnight oil and my ducks are nearly quilted. Imagine! I just can't believe it myself. It will actually be quilted for the show.

When I brought the top down last Friday I did not have the slightest intention of entering it. I didn't feel it was worthy of competition with all the beautiful quilts I have seen that are to be entered. But everyone was so enthusiastic about it that I decided to give them a grand surprise by entering not the top but the completed article.

With it I shall bring nine other quilts and two tops.

I send kindest regards and all good wishes for the largest and best quilt show we have ever had.

I will have some lovely black wool pieces which I will be glad to pass on to anyone who is making a woolen quilt and would like to have them.

Mrs. Ada B Chilton 415 West Gilmore Street, Angola Ind., has also written to say she is going to send her Bird quilt and four others to the exhibit. So many have asked to see the Bird quilt again that we are happy to know she will send it. She also intends to come to the show.

Mrs. Elsie Jenkins 5952 Middle Belt Road, Garden City, Mich. Says she started the appliqued Flower Garden quilt from a News pattern quite a few years ago. She has only finished eight blocks and now she wants to finish it but has lost her patterns. Is there someone who would be kind enough to loan these patterns to Mrs. Jenkins? I am sure she would be very prompts about returning them.

Courtesy of The Detroit News Archives.

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