Friday, May 20, 2011

 I finished the cross stitch border of the Scandinavian Christmas Block 1. So now I need to make two more small cross stitch snowflakes to go with the churn dashes. Don't mind the wrinkles as I need to give it a good pressing.
 I won these books and am ready to pass them along. One of them has the family genealogy of the Circuit Rider quilt. I know a lot of you might be interested in that since it was such a popular quilt. Let me know and I'll toss your name in a hat and draw on Monday.
I read this book and have been deeply affected. I know we all have causes that are close to our hearts but sometimes we have to take action. Sometimes that action doesn't take much time either. The woman of Congo need our voices. Maybe you could do one thing that would have a long lasting impact. Check out the website: athousandsisters.org

32 comments:

  1. Lori,
    Love the cross stitch and churn dash blocks - they are one of my favorite, but haven't made a quilt with them yet. I would love to have my name put in the hat for the book. It sounds very interesting. http://quilts-bordercollies.blogspot.com/ is my blog spot and my email is donienefullagar@centex.net. I think I have fixed the no-reply issue, but gave you the above information just in case. Happy Quilting.

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  2. Scandinavian Christmas is so charming! I think I'll pass on the giveaway chance, but thanks for offering. Will have to check out that book.

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  3. Lori the cross stitch border on the Scandinavian Christmas turned out so good. Can't wait to see the finished project. Put my name in the hat for the book. Hugs

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  4. Were you working on cross stitch fabric or using regular fabric with maybe the canvas stuff you stitch over and pull out after doing the cross stitch? I have seen the Scandinavian Christmas project previously but hadn't thought about this. I like the look!

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  5. Love the Scandinavian Christmas! No need to put my name in cuz I just won your other giveaway, but thanks!

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  6. I'm enjoying reading your blog and would be happy to have my name "thrown in the hat". Thanks.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  7. Lori,
    I have copies of those Uncoverings books already. Do you know the history behind them? A group called the American Quilt Study Group puts them together every year, and all the heavy hitters in the quilt history community write articles for it. It's a very serious bunch of historians, but going to some of their lectures was really awesome. I went for the first time a year ago because their yearly meeting was in San Jose, CA, where I live. Anyhow, just sharing that. Some of the articles in there are very 'academic' though at times for my personal taste when I'm tired and want to read something light, but always very informative as well.
    Anyhow, I'm sure you'll find a good new home for them. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Your Scandinavian Christmas is just gorgeous. I have the pattern and fabric ready to go but I just haven't had the time. I must move it up on the list.

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  9. Your quirky reindeer would look cute in wool, too. I love the colors in the cross stitch and the churn dash blocks. I've read other books about women in the Congo and Sudan. I will avoid getting too political but cannot resist saying it is shocking to me the status of women in some cultures. It's the 21st century, not the 12th.

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  10. Hi Lori! I have been admiring progress on your Scandinavian quilt. It reminds me of something my sister would make! Please put my name "in the hat." I have never read any of the issues of Uncoverings and am interested. Thanks!
    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  11. That book looks amazing. I might need to load it on to my reader tonight. Love the stars and cross stitch blocks.

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  12. Would love to read those two Uncoverings, so toss my name in the hat please.

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  13. I needed a good reason to smile tonight and your Christmas block did it for me. It exudes holiday happiness. Thanks! You can include me in the drawing.

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  14. Love the Scandinavian Christmas piece and the Churn Dash blocks, look forward to seeing it when it is finished.
    The 'A Thousand Sisters' website looks very interesting, I will check it out!
    You could put my name in the hat for the books too! I love to read quilt history!

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  15. Oh your first block is wonderful! My friend and I looked and looked at that quilt at the show in Melbourne. I'll take a chance at the books. Don't think I know the circut rider quilt. I"ll have to do a search on it.

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  16. your blocks are looking wonderful!
    don't include me in the uncovering giveaway! so nice of you to pass them on though.
    The last book I will have to look into getting though
    I love books that have you thinking for weeks afterwards.
    kathie

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  17. I love your block with all that cross-stitch! Looks like a lot of work.

    I would LOVE to be tossed in the hat for a chance to win. I have the Circuit Rider book and love the story behind it in the preface. It is one on my to-do list someday:)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Just adorable! And thanks for the book suggestion.

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  19. I love the cross stitch. Thank you for the opportunity to win !
    Mary

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  20. Your Christmas block is fabulous. I know that is a ton of work. You did a fantastic job, the quilt is going to be stunning.

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  21. The Scandinavian Christmas work is stunning....I have the patterns and aspirations to start..sometime! I would love to own the books. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. I just love that block! There's something really charming about Scandinavian designs combined with patchwork like this. I'd love a chance to win the book on the Circuit Rider quilt since I've made it. Thanks!

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  23. Please add my name to your drawing. I'd love to win those books.
    Your Scandinavian Christmas looks great. I'm very tempted to sign up for it. Since Christmas is my birthday I like most things Christmas.

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  24. Adorable quilt! and I love your Heritage Stars quilt, thanks for the information on the construction. I am behind on my blogging and blog hopping. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  25. believe it or not i haven't heard of the Circuit Riders Quilt ~ so yea, i'm interested in being in the give-a-way. thank you.

    the other book and the website look compelling. i'm definately going to have to follow the link . . .

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  26. The block is adorable. Thanks for the link to the last book. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks.

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  27. Hey, throw my name into the hat for the drawing. It's so fun to share, isn't it?

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  28. I love the Scandinavian Christmas, it's looking gorgeous with cross stitch. I'll let somebody else win the books, they can be a powerful medium.

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  29. Oh your Christmas piece is too wonderful! I just love it.
    Put my name in for the uncoverings, I'd love to learn more about the CR quilt as I know several people who have made it.
    I'll have to check out the book and website - thanks. I was looking for a new book.

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  30. Those stacked animals are really cute! Makes me think of the phrase, the "one that broke the camel's back"!

    Books with history/geneology--please put me in for the drawing. the history behind quilts is so fascinating!

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