Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Civil War Repo Prints Anyone?

My good quilting buddy Elizabeth is having a great giveaway. As a bonus, it also involves my other good quilting buddy Wanda! Trust me when I tell you that anything sponsored by these two is bound to be wonderful! I will admit that most of the time, even though I love the history of quilt making and the wonderful stories that go along with them, I do not gush over reproduction type fabrics.  That was until I found a book called Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery. You see, I am a nerd! I will admit it but I still try to hide it as much as possible. One of my ideas of a good time involves a cup of tea, the binding of a newly made quilt and the History Channel. So when I saw the fabrics Lizzie was giving away, I instantly thought of that book, which I bought and though it excites me very much, it has been sitting on the shelf waiting patiently for me to get around to making something with it. I don't know why but the idea is kind of daunting to me. I don't know if I feel like there is such a deep meaning to these quilts and I won't do them justice or what. I am sure once I find the fabric that will work right with it, I will tackle it! The other great thing about this give away is she is also including a great looking (also history based) book with it. So, hop over to her blog Such a Sew and Sew and leave a comment, if you win, you will have a ready-made project to start.


Rocknquilts said...

This is right up my alley!! Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for the bloggy shout-out!

And you're not a nerd! At all! History, from the right angle, is interesting.

xo -El