i have been reading a book called American Quilts, Quilting, and Patchwork. it is filled with the history of quilt making, techniques, patterns and folklore. and so of course now i am itching to finish a quilt i have had for my daughter since she was a baby-she’ll be 10 this summer. initially i wanted to work on the quilt during the winter, but of course i haven’t. but my new goal is to finish it by her 10th birthday, as i read that this was quite often the practice in the 17 and 1800’s.
another thing mentioned in the book, which caught my eye was the scrap bag exchange. the idea is to exchange bags of scraps with one another with the intention to “foster a spirit of community”. so i thought i would throw this out there and see if anyone is interested. leave me a comment letting me know you’d like to participate and how: by either giving or receiving OR both giving and receiving. let your friends and family know and we’ll see what happens. in one week i’ll close comments and get back to you with the details of the exchange.
ps. i realize lent is around the corner and it is not my intention to distract anyone in any way. this should involve very limited work and while it could serve as a way to de-clutter some of the material we all tend to hoard collect, for those who’d like to receive a bag, this could also be dangerous!