Books and Blocks of-the-Month Clubs.

On this day in 1926, the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection was published, “Lolly Willowes” (or “The Loving Huntsman”) written by English novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner. The mail-order book seller started with 4,000 subscribers and in less than twenty years, the Club had more than 550,000 members.


Norma Mossburg pieced and appliqued this top, titled “Persian Pickle” and Marilyn Lange quilted it in the summer of 2004. Mossburg had read the novel “Persian Pickle Club” about the members of a women’s quilt group. The quilt came out of a Block-of-the-Month activity. The quilt was documented as part of the Michigan Quilt Project in 2012.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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