Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A Thanksgiving Kit Giveaway
The quilt has a tradition of long centuries of slow but certain progress. Its story is replete with incidents of love and daring, sordid pilferings and generous sacrifices. It has figured in many a thrilling episode. The same type of handiwork that has sheltered the simple peasant from wintery blasts has adorned the great halls of doughty warriors and noble kings. Humble maids, austere nuns, grand dames, and stately queens; all have shared in the fascination of the quilter's art and have contributed to its advancement. Cottage, convent, and castle; all have been enriched, at one time or another, by the splendors of patchwork and the pleasures of its making.
Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them - Marie D. Webster
I love this description - knowing that quilts fit into all of our lives - whether for necessity, comfort, or just pure pleasure. I remember going to bed underneath the quilt my grandmother made for her home - a down-filled, hand-tied quilt. I loved sleeping under that old, heavy quilt - even though I grew up in Southern California and the nights were never below 60 degrees. The quilt made me feel as if I was safe and protected every night.
I am amazed at some of the beautiful quilts being designed with our line of fabric from Moda - each is as unique and beautiful as the next. To thank you for welcoming us into this world of fabric and quilts, leave us your favorite quilt memory and Sofia will chose a name to receive one of our new quilt kits. The winner gets to choose their favorite: Maison de Garance or Reine des Abeilles .
Photo: Victory Garden Quilt, by The Pine Needle, made with our Rouenneries fabric collection.
Posted by Kaari Marie