Happy Labor Day!
Normally I would post a vintage or antique postcard that commemorated the holiday. Today I thought I would do something different.
Today I celebrate a local quilter named Irene (Boger) Schock (1916-1996). I don't have a photograph of her but I wanted to acknowledge a woman who worked outside the home. Here is the story.
Years ago, I attended an auction and bought a box of things which included two quilt tops. I was lucky. I knew the auctioneer but whenever I bought something from this particular auction and requested the name of the family who submitted the quilt or top, my requests were ignored (versus some other auctioneers who would actually put me in touch with the families so I could acknowledge the quilter).
But on this particular day, I struck gold. As I went though the items I found a large wooden box full of quilt patterns, cardboard templates, and (kawabonga!) envelopes of patterns that had been delivered to the maker's house.
That is how I learned Irene's name. I cannot tell you how delighted I was and even more so when I found templates for the tops I had purchased.