Ladies’ Art Company’s catalog featured alphabet blocks selling for 50 cents per block. The blocks were designed to avoid curved seams. Each pattern came with information on piecing or appliquéing the block and a “color card” guide for arranging fabrics. 

The Ladies Art Company was established in St. Louis in 1889 and added quilts to their catalog of needlework patterns in 1895. Patterns 421 through 450 shown on this page were added to the catalog in 1906. Some of the Alphabet blocks were still available as late as 1974, featured in the last published edition of the Ladies Art Company catalog.

Ladies Art Company, Alphabet Patterns
Ladies Art Company