Toy Box Miniatures
by Sara Morgan
Although the quilts of the 1930s were created during some of the darkest times of our nation, the fabrics of The Great Depression era were colorful, cheery, and full of hope for better days to come. As women's magazines struggled to sell optimism through sewing patterns, housemakers' tips, and "feelgood" stories, these adorable motifs gained popularity on children's clothes, quilts and home decorating projects. They continue to be a great source of joy to both reproduction enthusiasts and contemporary quilters.