It's time for Month 2 of Ricky's The Legacy Quilt Club (see more info below).

Exciting News! This year is the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ricky is tying the Laura Ingalls Wilder celebrations to the Legacy Quilt. Each block will feature quotes or stories relating to her life and Little House on the Prairie. (With gratitude to Laura Ingalls Wilder historian, Connie Ryle Newman for her assistance with this project.)

This month's block is the Tree of Life. Click here to download the pattern.

"A wee dark blob between [the Twin Lakes] was the Lone Tree. Pa said it was a big cottonwood, the only tree to be seen between the Big Sioux River and the Jim." - Laura Ingalls Wilder, By The Shores of Silver Lake Ch. 7 "West Begins"

Toward the end of the book, Pa plants little saplings from the Lone Tree near their homestead shanty, one for each of the four girls and Ma. Those cottonwoods are still growing today near De Smet, SD, on the Ingalls' homestead land. The photo shows "Pa's Trees" as they are today.

The trees are a favorite stop by those taking the Little House Trail.



More Exciting News! Due to the popularity and excitement that is building, Ricky has created an online meeting parlor in the Community Tab. Here you can interact and share photos of your blocks. Anyone can participate if you have a TQS membership -- both FREE Basic members or Star Members are welcome.

Click here to go to the Legacy Quilt Club Parlor.



The Legacy Quilt Club:

Okay, the word “club" is being used loosely — there’s nothing to actually join. Still, Ricky is gathering a virtual group of quilters for a fun, “take-your-time” project and it’s totally free! The Legacy Quilt Club is the name Ricky is giving to anyone wanting to play along. Ricky will be offering free downloads of the block patterns for the Legacy Quilt on his personal website (www.rickytims.com). He will be presenting one pattern per month for the next 20 months!
Click here to learn more and to download patterns.
In 2015, Ricky designed the blocks for a local production of The Quilters. Most of the blocks in this quilt are used to intertwine the stories of pioneer women. The play reveals their hardships, their celebrations, and their tragedies. Ricky’s local theater company performed the show in 2015. The blocks are used to help tell the stories of the pioneer women. Due to the small theater in La Veta, Colorado, Ricky’s Legacy Quilt had to be designed horizontally. You can make yours vertically.
The Legacy Quilt is filled with timeless classic quilt blocks. Each block is fifteen inches.
        (photo: Connie Ryle Newman)
Choose your own fabrics, or choose one of these beautiful Blendables colorways from Ricky below, or create your own Blendables colorway.

#1 Sallie138 2018-09-21 12:38
What is the total finished size of this quilt? Thanks,
Sallie Smith
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