How was your weekend? I'm not sure how I'm going to feel after my second vaccine so I'm preparing this post early. Today's pattern post is about the Sugar Loaf quilt pattern. I actually started thinking about this because my husband and I were recalling when we got our polio vaccines.
My brother, parents and I received our vaccines at Nitschmann Middle School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. My mother still talks about how relieved she and my Dad were when a polio vaccine was developed. It was such a blessing. Our generation all knew someone who had the virus.
In 1962, folks lined up outside the school and made their way to the large auditorium where we received our sugar cube. I remember it very well because I asked my father if I could have a second sugar cube and he said no. It was also the first time I saw sugar in a cube shape!
So that got me to thinking about two quilts from my collection that feature the sugar loaf pattern. The pattern was named after old time triangular shaped sugar cones. If you've ever watched antique road show, they sometimes get a sugar chest from colonial or early american times:
One virus that has been eradicated from the world is smallpox.