This came in the mail today.
When the return address label reads,
Barbara Brackman, the famous quilt
historian, a bit of a zing goes up the spine...
When I was at Quilt Market in October I
had a chance to look through the galleys
so I knew it was good. It felt like I was
looking through a scrapbook (no pun intended)
of old friends and good times. Quilters
from all over the world participated in a
block of the week. We all learned about
Civil War history and quilting and many
friendships were forged all around the globe.
And two of my blocks were selected
to be part of the book ~ yeah!
Rosebud ~ page 32
Railroad Crossing ~ page 76
A group of us sent blocks to Becky
and a sampler quilt was made as a
gift to Barbara as a token of thanks.
(My block is the 4th row down,
the 3rd from the left, with a white
pinwheel in the center.)
I made the blocks and blogged about
them every Sunday for all of 2011.
Even as I was traveling the world I
carried what I called the Brackman Bag
filled with fabric, thread & needle, a
small ruler, rotary cutter and mat. I
hand sewed these blocks in some pretty
remote spots around the globe. I wish
I was doing that good a job with this
year's Grandmother's Choice BOW, but
I will catch up~ life can get a bit busy...
So go out and get your copy of the
Civil War Sampler ~ I'm sure you
will enjoy it.