While I'm in New Zealand I've taken the opportunity to look at some of the things Mum has stored away.
I came across an old American Home Crafts magazine from 1973, it is mainly knitting and crochet patterns, but this quilt caught my eye.
The cost was $37.50 (American dollars) for the kit, there was 27 yards of unbleached muslin plus a wide variety of cotton prints, I guess that was quite a bargain back in 1973.
I also found a silk patchwork cushion cover that I had made in 1982' it was pieced using English paper piecing, I can remember buying the silk fabric from the embroidery department in Kircaldies, a well known department store in Wellington. The cushion cover could do with a good press I think.