1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
This Quilt Is A Farmer's Delight
It features more than 100 different advertising patches (logos) from farm caps. Audrey, of Girard, Kan., started collecting the patches about five years ago. "They're practically all from worn caps. I would have preferred using only patches from brand new caps but I couldn't find enough of them," she explains.
Using logos from old caps meant having to first scrub out grease and oil stains on many of them. She sewed the patches onto faded denim salvaged from overalls her husband and three sons wore out.
Audrey cut the salvaged denim into 120 6¢-in. square pieces which she machine-sewed together. She then sewed a cap logo on each square. No two logos are alike. Most of them relate to farmers and farming, plus there's one of the American flag; an FFA patch, an army patch, and one patch imprinted with the date she completed the quilt, and another with her name and a silhouette of her face.
Audrey notes that it took her about five years to collect all the patches but only a week to put them all together and sew the quilt. Her relatives and friends helped her collect the cap logos.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Audrey Brown, Rt. 4, Box 217, Girard, Kan. 66743.
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