07 October 2012


by Barbara Brackman
Moda METROPOLITAN FAIR Quilt Fabric by Barbara Brackman

by Barbara Brackman

Fat Quarter Bundles, Fat Eighth Bundles, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs are available.

"Metropolitan Fair recalls the Civil War ladies' fairs that raised millions of dollars for Union and Confederate soldiers' hospitals. The largest extravaganza was New York City's Metropolitan Fair held in Union Square in 1864. Women from the Carolinas to California orchestrated fund-raisers to sell needlework and handmade items at tables staffed by volunteer sales clerks permitted to be quite flirtatious for the cause. The prints in Metropolitan Fair recall calicoes and dress goods of the war years. Each print is named for an exhibit. The collection is a stroll through exhibit halls from the Knickerbocker Kitchen that celebrated New York's Dutch past to the Old Curiosity Shop."


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