AQSG member Sharon Fulton Pinka also wrote an article about additional research she has done on this pattern. You can read that in the Fall 2011 issue of Blanket Statements, the quarterly newsletter of AQSG.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, C.Y.Thompson Library has the entire run of back issues of Blanket Statements. You can't check out the actual physical issues on inter-library loan but photo-copies of individual articles are probably available on request for a fee. Anyone who can access inter-library loan through their local library would have access so if you would like to read more about this particular quilt pattern's history, check with your local library for Issue #105, Fall 2011 of Blanket Statements published by the American Quilt Study Group.
Meanwhile, keep those needles flying so that future quilt historians will have your quilts to study some day!
KarenQuilt in the Islands~