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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hobo Quilts...

I just received this book and I gotta say it is sooooooooooooo interesting! However I will have to beat my husband down to get a very good look at it. He has been reading it since he got home from work yesterday and already has his favorite blocks picked out.

I know the reason he likes it. He grew up close to the tracks and there were still hobo's stopping by his Mother's kitchen now and again. She would always give them coffee and a sandwich, she said if you didn't they would mark your house. Looks like she was right.  She was a good story teller and I think my husband is really strolling down memory lane with this book, my book....

If any of you have made any of the blocks from this book or read this book would love to hear from you!


  1. I haven't read the book, but just wanted to say hello and wish you a lovely evening before leaving! Hugs

  2. that looks very intersting, so good he is enjoying it too.

  3. How neat! That is really interesting. I bet the quilts in it are pretty unique.

    Enjoy the rest of your week~

  4. Gwen, I have been eyeing this book for quite a while. I may have to purchase it now and give it a go

  5. Just fascinating. I haven't read the book but I stumbled upon your blog today and wanted to let you know that I truly enjoyed my visit. I love everything vintage.

  6. Love the quilt on the front of that mag! What a great story about your hubs too!!
    Growing up, the old timer who lived next door to us used to hop the railroad cars back in the day. Oh the stories he told! :> )