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Hobo Quilts: 55+ Original Blocks Based on the Secret Language of Riding the Railsby Debra G. Henninger
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Explore the fascinating world of the depression-era hobo through the culture's hidden language. Quilter and shop owner Debra G. Henninger has taken more than 55 authentic hobo signs and created original quilt blocks. Discover how these blocks are used to create 20 breathtaking quilted projects, all with a 1930s flair -using wools (new and recycled) and reproduction fabric. These gorgeous quilt projects include step-by-step instructions that will lead you through projects using the hobo symbol blocks. Accompanying the blocks and quilts will be photos of the 1930s hobos and vignettes about the Hobo life. You will be captivated by the stories and magnificent quilts you can create.
Wrap yourself in a quilt that tells the story of the Knights of the Road.
Explore the fascinating world of the depression-era hobo through the culture's hidden language of signs and symbols, all translated into original quilt blocks and projects.
Hobo Quilts includes:
More than 55 symbols used by hobos to communicate with each other converted into unique, never-before-seen quilt blocks.
Step-by-step instructions for over 20 gorgeous quilt projects using the Hobo Blocks. Project themes include Mulligan Stew, Ridin' the Rails and Hobo Jungle.
Historical stories and photos throughout the book that will give you a glimpse into hobo culture.
Let Hobo Quilts take you on a journey to the times when railways were the lifeblood of America, transporting goods from city to city and carrying hobos in search of a better life.
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