Many of us are familiar with the work of Ruby Short McKim. She was a famous quilt designer in the first half of the 20th century. Like you, I was somewhat acquainted with her work. I sure did know her book, One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns: it was the first book I used for quilting when I attempted to use templates way back in the early 1970s.
I also knew of her embroidery patterns that used hard angled illustrations. But it wasn't until a few years ago that I really began to seriously study her work. At the time, the centennial of the publication of McKim's first quilt pattern approached and I decided to research her more completely.
Now there's a lot of sites on the internet that talk about Ruby's history, my favorite biography appears here on the Quilters Hall of Fame. I wanted my program on this interesting designer to be different than just showing old quilts and talking about her life. I decided (for the first time ever) to remake some of her pieces as a tribute because in fact, Ruby McKim's designs are still worth doing.
Perhaps you will decide that you would like to make one or more of the pieces I show on the blog. Many of McKim's patterns are available at the McKim Studio website here.
Have a safe and happy day!