Desert Flower Quilt Pattern Search

Thank you to Susi for helping me out on my quest to find this pattern:
Susi led me to the book Wisconsin Quilts: History In The Stitches
And low and behold on page 165 is a quilt called: Desert Flower, dated 1936 and the maker was Grace Armstrong.
It says in the article that Grace purchased this pattern for 35 cents in 1936 at Mary McElwain’s quilt shop in Walworth, Wisconsin.
So next I went searching on-line with no luck for a pattern.
Next I went to my trusty Barbara Brackman book: Encyclopedia Of Quilt Patterns
I have found the block #424.7a called Desert Flower by Mary McElwain and Desert Rose attributed to Nancy Cabot by Nancy’s 
That’s as far as I’ve gotten and again, I’m stumped.  I’ve found quite a few articles on line with people mentioning Mary McElwain, but nothing else.
I guess I’ll just have to continue searching.  You would think in the gazillion books and things I have around here I could come up with something!
Oh and thank you again Susi!  I’m still admiring and drooling over your Aunt Clara’s Quilt!

4 thoughts on “Desert Flower Quilt Pattern Search”

  1. Hi,I'm surprised that you are having a difficult time finding information about Mary McElwain.I was one of the support staff for the Wisconsin book and helped in the research and getting published.I'll ask around and see if I can't get you closer to the \”pattern.\”Best,Maribeth SchmitNQA Certified Quilt Judgewww.wiquiltjudge.comin historic Cedarburg, WI

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  2. Hi,I'm surprised that you are having a difficult time finding information about Mary McElwain.I was one of the support staff for the Wisconsin book and helped in the research and getting published.I'll ask around and see if I can't get you closer to the \”pattern.\”Best,Maribeth SchmitNQA Certified Quilt Judgewww.wiquiltjudge.comin historic Cedarburg, WI

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  3. Hi,I'm surprised that you are having a difficult time finding information about Mary McElwain.I was one of the support staff for the Wisconsin book and helped in the research and getting published.I'll ask around and see if I can't get you closer to the \”pattern.\”Best,Maribeth SchmitNQA Certified Quilt Judgewww.wiquiltjudge.comin historic Cedarburg, WI

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  4. Hi,I'm surprised that you are having a difficult time finding information about Mary McElwain.I was one of the support staff for the Wisconsin book and helped in the research and getting published.I'll ask around and see if I can't get you closer to the \”pattern.\”Best,Maribeth SchmitNQA Certified Quilt Judgewww.wiquiltjudge.comin historic Cedarburg, WI

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