Enter to win a copy of ‘World War I Quilts’
I’ve got a great giveaway for you all today courtesy of Schiffer Publishing. They are giving away a copy of “World War I Quilts,” the latest book from Sue Reich that chronicles the history of quilts made during the early 20th century to ease the hardships of the Great War, as it was then known, and multiple pandemics that caused widespread death across the world. Here’s the description from Schiffer:
Quiltmaking in the 1910s can be best described as the convergence of the quilt styles of the late nineteenth century with the new innovations of the early twentieth century. One phenomenon of the era was the emergence of major entrepreneurial quilt designers and the exciting fresh look in quilts they contributed to the quilt world. Two catastrophic events in 1917 and 1918 interrupted the emergence of these new trends in quiltmaking. World War I, also referred to as the “Great War” and the 1918 Pandemic Flu, also known as “The Spanish Flu” brought hardship and death to America, and the entire world. Much of the quiltmaking from April 1917 to March 1919, was mostly focused solely on providing for our soldiers and the Red Cross. With their quiltmaking skills, women contributed thousands of quilts for one of the greatest benevolent efforts of the twentieth century.
To enter for a chance to win “World War I Quilts” by Sue Reich, comment below with the last quilted item you made and donated to a worthy cause. You must comment by midnight CST on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Good luck!
P.S. If you just have to have this book and don’t trust your odds of winning. You can purchase it on Schiffer Publishing’s website by clicking here.
And the winner is … Kim Terrell. Kim and her quilting group at church made 20 quilts for the Franklin Graham Disaster and Rescue Mission that gives quilts to victims of tornadoes and floods. They also made prayer bears for children.
Thank you to everyone who entered. You all do some great work.