History of Conversation Prints
In the 1800s, manufacturers began printing fabrics with recognizable images, including plants and animals. This practice continued into the 1900s, when a whole new approach to these conversation prints began!
Sunbonnet Babies Inspiration
In 1902, Bertha Corbett’s hugely popular illustrations for Eulalie Osgood Grover’s Sunbonnet Babies’ Primer appeared and were quickly translated into quilt blocks for embroidery. Following her lead, Grace Gebbie Drayton created Dolly Dingle, a charming moppet who bore a strong resemblance to the Campbell’s soup kids.