QUILT HISTORY STORIES

                        

 ELGIN, ILLINOIS

RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS

PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND

 

Pieceing Together the Quilt and Art Needleart Past

of

Elgin, Illinois

Series

 

Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios Story

Book 1 and Book 2

Susan Wildemuth, Atkinson, IL

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

Timeline of a Family of Needle Art Companies

Elgin, Illinois (1902-1994)

 

Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios Story

 

Quick Facts and Significant Dates

History of Albert B. Collingbourne

 

              Patents 

 

              A. Patent List – American and Canadian – Albert B.                

                   Collingbourne

 

History of Collingbourne Mills, Inc. and Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, Illinois

Section One

 

Section Two

Section Three

 

             A. Berkshire and Becket Silk Company Acquisition

             A. Virginia Snow Studios

                 Department of  Collingbourne Mills, Inc.,

                 Art Needlework Factory Elgin, Illinois 

 

            B. Dexter Yarn Company Acquisition

 

            A. Virginia Snow Studios – Grandma Dexter Line

    

            B. The Great Depression

 

            C. Boag Acquisition

 

 

Lists

          

            1. Collingbourne Mills, Collingbourne Mills, Inc.

                and Virginia Snow Studios

                Instruction Book List

            2. Virginia Snow Studios Art Needlework Catalogs

    

            3. Logos, Trademarks, Symbols, and Illustrations

            4. Collingbourne Lineage (America)

            5. Collingbourne Mills, Inc. Thread

                Featured in Virginia Snow Studios Catalogs

               (Partial List)

  

            6. Needlecraft

                Women’s Magazine Ads 1910-1940

                Classified Section

                Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios

                (Shirley McElderry)

           7. “Help Wanted” Employment Ads

                 (August 1926 – January 1927)

                 Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios

                 (David Siegenthaler)

   

A Final Word

 

Endnotes

Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios Story

 

Bibliography (Entire Project)

 

 

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