I said I would tell you about the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt. In 1922 the Farmers wife magazine ran a contest with the question "would you want your daughter to marry a farmer" to their 750,000 subscribers. They had 7000 entries. Laurie Aaron Hird took these letters and they inspired her to make 111 blocks for the quilt. The blocks are only 6x6.
I started mine on December 10, 2011 and I finished the last block on January 19, 2012. I am now putting it together and I am loving how it it is turning out. There are flicker and yahoo groups of hundreds of women doing this quilt. They are doing it in all kind of colors and styles. I choose to make mine more true to the 1922's like the book. This is only my 2nd quilt and I am totally hooked.