Quilt Notes: Two versions of FARMER'S DAUGHTER are illustrated in Rhoda Ochser Goldberg's QUILTING AND PATCHWORK DICTIONARY, with full graph and piecing diagrams. The design was published in 1922 by the Ladies Art Company catalog, according to Barbara Brackman's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS.|
Nancy Cabot's quilt column in the Chicago Daily Tribune, November 21, 1934 (illustrated left), and titled THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER, traces the design back to Ohio in the 1850s, and describes it as "a beautiful coverlet pieced in colors of soft lavender, gold and white; all colors most expressive of a quiet, sensitive person." On September 9, 1937, Cabot published what appears to be an identical pattern titled MILLER'S DAUGHTER.
For other "sensitive" designs, compare at this site with:
BIRDS IN THE AIR
TOKEN OF AFFECTION