IT'S OKAY IF YOU SIT ON MY QUILT
by Mary Ellen Hopkins
Many Christmases ago I received a gift from my sister in law.
This gift was life changing.
The gift consisted of a rotary mat and this book,
along with a a little note saying that the 3rd part of the gift
would be here soon.
I could NOT figure out how this book and this big green mat
were suppose to be used together.
I was a bit puzzled because I could not figure out what the 3rd part was. At this point in the game I already knew how to quilt, the old fashioned template way.
Can you guess what the 3rd part was?
About 3 weeks later, my very first
rotary cutter arrived in the mail.
That was the life changing part.
I had made a few quilts from THE SAMPLER QUILT by Diane Leone
tracing all the pattern pieces to templates,
then to fabric and
then cutting with scissors.
Not until THE IT'S OKAY IF YOU SIT ON MY BOOK
(along with my trusted mat and rotary cutter)
came along was I truly inspire to quilt every single day.
Fast forward 32 years and 300 quilts later and I still love a good quilt book.
I am fortune to have been involved with the making of
many books along with
having good friends that are talented authors.
But my brand newest,
most favorite book
as of right now today is,
The sub title says, Family, Friends, Foods & Quilts.
Because I love it so much, I am going to give one away.
Tell me why you need this book and I will draw a winner at random on
SUNDAY, August 11th.
I will post the winner late in the evening.
Stop by all the other blogs on the book club hop today!
PLUS... the generous crew at United Notions has a special giveaway for 6 books to add to your own
collection on Moda's Book Club Day here...
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