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Need help identifying an untitled quilt pattern with no directions

by Susan Knapp
(Canisteo, NY)

Susan writes...

I bought a folder of quilt patterns at an estate sale and included was a beautiful swag of tulips and various greenery and I assume partial flowers.

The pattern handout was dated 1980 and the organization that handed out the flyer is no longer in business as I have tried the phone number included. If it is of a set, other ways to use this grouping, which included a wreath and a quilt border applique design, were demonstrated.

I have never seen this set before and my research has not produced anything. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Julie replies...

Hi Susan!

Without a photo or scan of the design, I don't have enough information to go on to be of much help to you.

However, there is a FB group on the internet that I'm a member of called "Quilts-Vintage and Antique". The URL is

It is an open group of about 2000 members whose purpose is to share pictures of antique and vintage quilts. (While you're there, do check out the 'Photos' tab...there are some wonderful quilts to see there!)

There are some immensely talented (and kind) folks over there, much more educated than I on older patterns. I suggest you join that FB group (at least for the short term) and ask there. I suspect you'd find a pattern name and quite possibly some history of it there.

If you would like to submit a photo or scan or two of the design, I'd be happy to publish it here on the website and on the FB and Google+ page and ask my visitors if they know anything about the design. You can send images to me at

I have to admit you've piqued my curiosity! :D


Julie Baird

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