Sunday is National Quilting Day (who knew?) and we're celebrating with a feature about our new picture book, Mooshka, a Quilt Story!
I recently visited a friend of mine who has started quilting and I'm so impressed! I had no idea how complicated it was until she started explaining it to me! Since I'm not quilter, all the steps and actual names for processes are escaping me as I recall my visit, so here's what I remember:
|Start with pretty fabric...|
|Cut it up! Wash/dry it first, I think, if you're making a quilt. Otherwise your quilt might shrink up in weird places when you try to wash it later.|
|When you quilt, you get to use a really cool looking cutting board/measuring thing. Sometimes these are green, like my friend's, which is pictured above. :)|
|Sew pieces into a small block...|
|Sew the small blocks into big blocks! |
Another tip: Don't follow my directions! There lots of really neat quilting/crafting books and classes out there. Or, find a friend to show you how!
Enter for your chance to win a copy of Mooshka, a Quilt Story by telling me about your crafty hobbies or if there are any treasured heirlooms in your family! I'll pick a winner on Friday, March 23! (If you go like our Facebook page, I'll put your name in the drawing TWICE!)
Also, check out author Julie Pashckis's blog post about the story! It's fascinating how she found her inspiration for every page in the book by looking back at her own family history!
You can find her blog post here at Books Around the Table!
*U.S. residents only, please
**Contest ends Thursday, March 22 and 11:59 p.m.
Labels: Giveaways, Holidays, Picture books, Read-Aloud