Exchange chain letter. World Friend Quilt Chain. Send 1, 5 names, 5 copies. From the Bergrud hoard. US, 1935.

World Friend Quilt Chain
Mrs. Fred Vieregge -R.1. Norwalk, Wisc.
Mrs Abner Verken -R.1. Norwalk, Wisc.
Mrs W.F. Kuehl -R.4. Tomah, Wisc.
Miss Mabel Skaar - Fessenden, No. Dak.

This friendship quilt chain was started in order to bring to you new and beautiful pieces for a friendship quilt. Within 3 days make 5 copies of this letter and send to 5 of your friends who are interested in quilts. Leave the top name off and add yours to the bottom of the list. Send to that person who heads the list, one six inch piece width of goods, new print and fast color.

In return as your name leaves the list at the top you will receive goods equal to 200 yards of quilt pieces, providing the chain is not broken.

Please keep up the chain.

[On back of letter, at top:]
Have you gotten blocks yet? Do you want your fortune told? I enclose a coupon. You should see my fortune. haha.

[Enclosures: Two pieces of light fabric.]

Written in black ink on a 5 by 8 inch sheet of lined paper. Reformatted. Personal note overleaf. Envelope contains two pieces of light cloth, irregularly shaped, printed in elaborate floral patterns. Postmarked Oct. 5, 1935 in Fessenden, N. Dak. Addressed to Miss Elma Bergerud, Heimdal, No. Dak. No return address. Provided by Russ Horbacher, Fessenden, ND to VanArsdale.

This is one of eight chain letters sent to Miss Elma Bergrud in Heimdal, ND in 1935, the "Bergrud hoard."  These are designated by the letters "br" immediately after the date in the archive file name.


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