Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Great Blog for Handkerchief Lovers and My Latest Find

 I bought a SwissAir hanky off eBay today and did a Goggle search to learn more about it. I Goggled SwissAir handkerchiefs and discovered a great blog on handkerchiefs, Handkerchief Heroes at  http://handkerchiefheroes.com. The blog has wonderful photos, thematic articles with links and even songs and quotations.

Here is the handkerchief I bought.  It is part of  series. The series is shown at the "Air Travel" post at http://handkerchiefheroes.com/air-travel/. Now I want them all! There is a cubist feel to the design. Each hanky features a different country with two people with instruments.

Many years ago I found this Swissair hanky for about a quarter at a flea market.


Souvenir handkerchiefs abounded. Designers like Tammis Keefe did series for major cities. Here are some other hankies in my collection originally purchased to remember a special trip or place.

The Eagle in John Wanamaker's flagship store stood in the atrium and was a meeting spot for Philadephians.
Tammis Keefe from her Philadelphia Series


  1. You have a very nice collection! We have some states & places on our website for sale along with many other hankies, come take a peek

  2. I think that first hanky would be great fun to interpret in appliqué! I found your blog today by googling "Cheever quilt". Have you published the Jane Austin pattern yet? Have you designed any more such patterns? I really encourage you to do so! Karen of Quilt History Reports

  3. Thanks Karen for your interest. I see you found my etsy store and the patterns! I enjoy your blog. I appreciate your encouragement in doing more patterns. Nancy