Short McKim, known as “Grammy” to family, was a true Renaissance woman,
way ahead of her time. She is nationally known as a top quilt designer
of the 1920s and 1930s, but she was so much more. She was a fine artist
who expressed her talent in many mediums, as well as a sharp business
woman. Grammy was a devoted wife, loving mother and an attentive,
loving grandmother. She had a tremendous impact on us all, making us
all feel extra special.
Our family wants to bring
Grammy’s life and her life’s work back to life, no longer packed away
in dusty boxes in the attic. We are lighting up her legacy and want to
share the joy of her life and beauty of her talent with those who would
We have many "Treasures" currently available, and are always adding
more so be sure to keep checking back for new additions! If you can't
find what you're looking for on our website, let us know and we'll
check our family archives.
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Please be sure to check our 101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby Short McKim website. All of the original patterns and information from the 1931 edition are free to download and print!
· · · RUBY'S CHRISTMAS SPECIALS · · ·
||QUADDY QUILTIE FABRIC PANEL
Studios has created this full color fabric panel to honor Ruby Short
McKim's 1st published quilt pattern, published in 1916 in The Kansas
Quaddy Quiltie blocks were originally designed for embroidery. The
simple lines made it easier for children to learn the art of embroidery.
McKim Studios has colorized these blocks with hand-dyed wool, and
created this 32" x 40" panel for you to use for a quilt or any other
creative project you desire. Blocks cut 8" x 8", and the designs are
approximately 6" x 6".
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|NEW CHRISTMAS CARDS
From Ruby's Toy Shop Window Quilt, 1933
In typical Ruby fashion, this set of Christmas Cards with envelopes is not only vintage, but darling and unique as well!
(Yes, even the cat ;-)
Take a Peek…
While you're on the notecard page, check out our CRAZY low prices on all of Ruby's Notecard Sets.
Perfect for small gifts or stocking stuffers!
||MASSIVE PRICE REDUCTION
On All of Ruby's Fine Art Prints
Grammy belived EVERYONE should have access to beautiful things for their home, not just the wealthy.
The McKim Family has treasured her fine art the most ;-)
One of her Fine Art Prints would make a very special gift!
See Our Entire Selection of Fine Art Prints…
|Ruby’s Celebration Daybook
Based on Ruby's 2016 Celebration Wall Calendar, this beautiful daybook is full of Grammy's history and her wonderful quilts.
It's great for taking notes at club, class, lectures, etc. with lots of undated space to use as needed.
Another BIG Price Reduction - Save 25%
Get a Closer Look…
|Ruby’s Designs Worth Coloring
Everyone LOVES our adult coloring pages, so we've sweetened the price for the holidays!
A beautiful blend of Grammy's vintage organic Flower Garden designs and the new geometric patterns known as Zentangles.
It's a family affair!
Great for Stocking Stuffers - Save 40%
View the DWC Flower Garden Series…
Merrily McKim Tuohey
of Ruby Short McKim
Many thanks to…
My mother, Barbara Frohoff, for continuing to inspire me to take this journey;
My sisters, Melissa and Laurie, and my brothers, Raub and Jamie, for their shared enthusiasm;
My husband, Michael, for his loving support and endless patience;
My mother-in-law, Kathleen Tuohey, and David Jackson of the Jackson
County Historical Society for their excitement and support in this
and last but not least, my cousin, Chris Jones, for her devotion to
collecting and organizing so much valuable information about our Grammy.
Most of all, I would like to thank Grammy for leaving us with such an extraordinary legacy.