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Ruby Short McKim
Ruby Short McKim

Ruby 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 appreciate it.

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.

        

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 QUADDY QUILTIE FABRIC PANEL
McKim Studios has created this full color fabric panel to honor Ruby Short McKim's 1st published quilt pattern, published in 1916 in The Kansas City Star
   
Quaddy's Peter Rabbit

The 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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Ruby's Treasures - Toy Shop Window Christmas Cards
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 ;-)


GO!Take a Peek…


  

Patchwork Garden NotecardsWhile 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!


Short Family Home by Ruby Short 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!


GO!See Our Entire Selection of Fine Art Prints…

Ruby's Celebration Daybook
Ruby's Designs Worth Coloring
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%
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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%
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Merrily McKim Tuohey
Youngest Granddaughter
of Ruby Short McKim
Merrily with Grammy & Granddaddy

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 effort;

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.


Rest In Peace

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McKIM TUOHEY STUDIO 2006

PUBLISHED BY McKIM TUOHEY STUDIO (816) 741.0623 PO BOX 12161 KANSAS CITY, MO 64152
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