Thursday, August 30, 2012

QUILT-RELATED GOODIES

I recently attended my local quilt guild's annual charity auction, which raises funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Heart Association, and this year, the regional Arthritis Foundation in memory of a guild member who passed away this summer. In past years, the quilt groups I belong to have donated quilts, quilt tops, and quilt blocks to this worthy cause. One year, we made a wall quilt of 1800s reproduction fabrics with blocks from the Civil War Diary Quilt book. Another year, we made a medallion quilt top. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera to the auction, but I did take these photos of some finds from the sale that takes place before the auction. This is always a good opportunity to clean out your own sewing room and I found several items in mine to donate, including large rolls of home dec fabric, metallic floss, and bags of transparent buttons that I culled from my many vintage button jars. It was a good thing I trimmed my stash beforehand because I found a few things at the sale to add back to it! I was delighted to find several quilt history books, including these, for $1 each.


There were several copies of the American Quilt Study Group's annual journal, Uncoverings, for a $1 each.


And who can resist felted wool for a song? These bundles of multiple 10" x 20" cuts were $1 each. I also bought some in chestnut brown, vibrant red, and gorgeous green.


I love vintage seam binding, which I use to package my pincushion orders. I found these three rolls of 100 yards per roll for just 25 cents for all three! I often find these at garage sales because people don't really value them at that much. You can usually find whole bags of them for a $1 or less around here.


Because I like to share the wealth, I am giving away a copy of one of the Uncoverings that I found at the sale. This copy has some lovely color and black-and-white photos of antique quilts, plus lots of intriguing quilt history on the Circuit Rider's quilt, gift quilts by Antebellum women, and quilts for President McKinley (made from campaign ribbons). If you're interested, leave me a comment telling me your favorite quilt history topic. This giveaway ends at noon central time this coming Saturday, Sept. 1. This is just a quick giveaway! I will draw a name later that day and announce the winner, who will have 24 hours to reply to me with their contact info. If not, I'll draw another name. Oh, and you do not have to be an official follower to enter. International entries welcome.

17 comments:

  1. Anything Civil War and New England catches my attention, as my house was built in 1864. I'm always fascinated by stories of how people lived then, what their daily life entailed, and, of course, the quilts they made.

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  2. My favorite quilt history topics - Civil War era quilts.

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  3. I love depression era quilts. Love to hear stories about the depression and how to make do which I try to do now every day.

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  4. Oooh that looks really interesting!

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  5. I like quilt history from the New England area. Also, the underground railroad during the Civil War is also a favorite.

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  6. I always love the charity auctions because it is going to a good cause. It is fun to get someone else's goodies--they are usually in great shape and just need a new home. My mom has dementia. She collected dolls. I am going to donate all her doll magazines to my quilt auction in December. The Omaha Quilt Guild always donates money for kids who have been placed temporarily from their families due to problems. The guild always does this during Christmas--and really gets you in the mood for knowing the kids will have an extra special person donating a gift for them to have. These kids leave their homes without anything. The Christmas angels find them toothbrushes--books--games. I just can't imagine how rough it must be. So with a happy heart--I will be sorting magazines for a doll maker to "find" come December!!

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  7. I love civil war quilts, fabric and books! Hope to win. Thanks for your giveaways.
    maddy

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  8. Wow you got some great items! My favorite topic is Baltimore album quilts.

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  9. Civil war era is my favorite. I have become interested in broderie perse and your finds look really interesting.

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  10. I enjoy reading about all areas regarding quilt history--but I am really intrigued with stories about the quilts from Chicago's Century of Progress Worlds Fair. Scandals and award winning quilts that have gone missing--what could be more fascinating?

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  11. Kimber, You always find interesting things. I love reading your blogs. Enjoy your long weekend. Hugs-Mary

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  12. Some lovely books there - what a bargain! I love anything with chintz/broderie perse at the moment. Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  13. Posted on behalf of Susan, who tried unsuccessfully to post a comment:
    I'm sorry to bother you but I tried 3 times to enter the giveaway and couldn't complete the process. My comment was the civil war period, the patterns, the fabric, the history of our country, which I love.
    Susan Vicary
    PA

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  14. I love Uncoverings! They are always so scholarly and I learn so much. You are lucky to find the vintage seam binding. I save all the seam binding that some quilt shops use to tie up my packages when I order from them. Mary A

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  15. Congrats on interesting findings! I love to win. Thanks!

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  16. Okay, I am officially jealous of all of your fantastic bargains! But I would love to win a copy of the Uncoverings book! My favorite quilt history subject would probably be nineteenth century applique quilts! Thank you for the opportunity of the giveaway!

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  17. Oh my how I would love to win this! I hand appliqued-hand quilted a replica of the Circuit Rider quilt. (took me 3 years!) I haven't seen the article in this publication. My how I would treasure holding this publicationin my hand and reading more about this special quilt! Civil war era fabrics are so interesting to me!

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