Hobo Quilts

Hobo Quilts

55+ Original Blocks Based on the Secret Language of Riding the Rails

Book - 2010
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unrealistic prince charmings or something

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Krause Publications, 2010.
ISBN: 9781440204128
Characteristics: 256 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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Jun 29, 2014

Very informative! Henninger's short stories and supporting photos were illuminating into those times!

I enjoyed this as much as Eleanor Burns book of quilt symbols on the Underground Railroad.

I was especially interested as my grandmother told me that she fed hobos if they would chop some wood for the stove. Will now make a cat block :)

LaughingOne Nov 13, 2013

Loved the glossary of hobo symbols in the back of the book. I don't quilt, so the instructions weren't helpful to me. However, I loved the photos and enjoyed the stories!

katrina314159 Feb 17, 2011

This was a really interesting, almost verging on bizarre quilting book. It was, however, a SUPER interesting take on writing a history of the Great Depression.

Oct 22, 2010

How people lived during the depression. It is heart-breaking the way some people treated the unemployed at a time when there was no social assistance. There is a story with each quilt block--which, to my mind, are adjuncts to the stories.

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