||If you can't find the patterns you're looking for on our website, let us know. If we don't have it in our family archives, we'll post your request in our Treasure Hunt section.
We invite you to share comments and ideas, ask questions, and send photos of your finished RSM projects.
McKIM STUDIOS WISH LIST
|It's very possible you have patterns we don't have. We would like to offer you a trade, giving each other something we don't already have. Even though we're family, unfortunately we don't have everything Grammy's ever done.
To start with, we would like to have copies of original patterns for:
Persian Monograms - complete set
Animal Alphabet - Letters "Y" and "Z"
If you're interested in a trade, just send us a list of RSM patterns you have, and if we don't have them in our archives, we'll trade you with a comparable item from our website or family archives!
|I asked our subscribers for help in rounding out our Colonial History and American Ships pattern series for Special Requests. BRENDA Y. from LAKE OSWEGO, OR and her friend DIANNA H. from TIGARD, OR were quick to enthusiastlcly respond. Many thanks to you both!
PEGGY SNEERINGER of WILMINGTON, DE sent us a CD full of vintage quilt patterns, including many Ruby Short McKim designs. We're still going through them to catalog her generous donation before we send them on to the Historical Society. THANK YOU!
From ROSE MARIE WERNER of DUNDAS, MNYou can keep the material I sent you on the Wild Rose pattern
please give credit to VICTORIA MILLER [of NORTHFIELD, MN] who is the friend who found the pattern and made the sample.
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Many, many thanks to SHIRLEY McELDERRY of OTTUMWA, IA for her generous donation! She sent us 11 lbs. of Ruby Short McKim memorabilia - catalogs, original clippings, copies of original clippings - the list is endless! The Hisorical Society will be thrilled to add these items to the "Ruby Short McKim Collection".
| 101 PATCHWORK PATTERNS BY RUBY SHORT McKIM
The information and patterns on this website are complete and true to the original 1931 edition of 101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby Short McKim. The newer Dover editions are revised and edited, with some information omitted. The patterns are free to download and information pages can be printed directly from the website. ENJOY!
From: Merrily Tuohey <email@example.com>
Subject: aqs info
AMERICAN QUILTER'S SOCIETY
The American Quilter's Society is dedicated to TODAY's quilter. Inspired by the enduring creativity and importance of quilts and quiltmaking, our objective is to provide a forum for quilters of all skill levels to expand their horizons in quilt making, design, self-expression, and quilt collecting. Through our books, magazines, product offers, quilt shows and contests, workshops and other activities in the world of quilting we strive to inspire, instruct and nurture the art and skill of quiltmaking. We endeavor to carry this theme through all our relationships, be they with customers, authors, vendors or colleagues.
AMERICAN QUILT STUDY GROUP
The American Quilt Study Group is a non-profit quilt research organization with over 1,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. Members of the American Quilt Study Group participate in the effort to preserve quilt heritage through our various publications, extensive research library, yearly seminar and membership contacts. Membership is comprised of traditional and contemporary quilt artists, quilt lovers, historians, researchers, collectors, dealers, folklorists, authors, museum curators, quilt appraisers, and students of women's studies.
JACKSON COUNTY (MISSOURI) HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES
The Jackson County Historical Society began actively assembling a more comprehensive collection of materials focusing on women's history in 1997. Specifically, the Society began soliciting archival materials of individual women and women's organizations in order to preserve and make available primary source material on the women of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The project initiated after research revealed that the contributions of women to the development of American culture and its institutions had not been adequately included in most history accounts. Further, what has been retained is in fragmented locations, and not easily accessible to the public.
The Quilt History list was created to provide a forum for people around the world who are interested in antique quilts and related textiles to discuss the historical aspects of quilting. We discuss all aspects of antique quilts - fabrics, design, color, etc. - as well as the stories behind them. We also share our experiences with the more practical aspect of antique quilts - finding, washing, researching, restoring and even reproducing.
QUILTED IN CLAY
Explore our originally designed jewelry and accessories for yourself or almost anyone on your gift list. Inspired by classic quilting blocks, youll find artful creations made by hand into earrings, brooches, pendants, and more. Each piece is created from FIMO polymer clay using caning techniques with custom color mixes. That means each design is always one-of-a-kind.
NEW!!! Ruby S. McKim Limited Edition Designs - Presenting a series of four Limited Edition Quilt Block designs recreated as polymer clay jewelry.
QUILT KIT IDENTIFICATION
Youll find pictures and information about 20th Century Quilt Kits and the companies that sold them.
Categories Include: Applique, Embroidered, Cross-Stitch, Pieced and Crib Quilts
Also Included: Stories behind Quilt Kit Companies & Designers, Reading List and Quilt History Links
Rose Marie Werner is an independent researcher from Dundas, MN. She began to quilt in 1997, while working on a charity quilt auction. Since then, her interest in the history of quilting has led her to a research project of documenting twentieth-century quilt kits. She also collects quilts from the designers and companies she is researching. She is a member of AQSG, the Minnesota Land OLakes Quilt Study Group, and the Iowa-Illinois Quilt Study Group.
QUILTER'S HALL OF FAME
Founded in 1979 by Hazel Carter, The Quilter's Hall of Fame (QHF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. The QHF has a permanent home located in Marie Webster's colonial revival house, 926 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana, where she lived from 1902 to 1942.
RUBY'S LEGACY not available at this time
By Christina Fullerton Jones Eldest Granddaughter of Ruby Short McKim
Adaptations of numerous RSM quilt patterns, offered as cross-stitch designs for today's needle worker. They are as charming 90 years later as when they first were offered as simple outline stitching or appliqué.
March, 2007 Courtesy of MELINDA CROWLEY of Long Beach, WA
I told you earlier that our guild was doing a special on Ruby McKim quilts at our annual quilt show in March. We have 108 quilts registered, of which 17 are Ruby McKim designs. I will be sending information in to our local papers to advertise the show.
We are going to have a separate area of Ruby's quilts. I was planning to have information about your Grandmother on a easel in the area of her quilts. There will also be a glass case which will have old newsprint patterns, her catalog and book. I have an unfinished Farm Life quilt that I plan to drape in the case along with some embroidered quilt blocks.
The quilt show is March 16, 17, & 18, I hope I can get some good pictures for you.
[ READ THE ARTICLE ] About the Quilt Show in Ilwaco, WA (opens in a new window)
[ VIEW THE PHOTOS ] Of RSM featured at the Quilt Show in Ilwaco, WA (opens in a new window)