My quilt library is stuffed after 30 years of collecting quilting books, and quilt trends have changed a great deal by the looks of my books but, there is one segment of quilt books that don’t change and that is historical. I have remarked about this before in previous book reviews and blogs; I LOVE quilt history and seek quilt books that provide that kind of information.
Tales of First Ladies is such a book and is told through the pen of the very amiable Eleanor Burns. Cleverly written, we are given historical information not only about several first ladies but also about the White House and significant events from colonial America. This is all told through authentic quilt blocks and quilts from that era.
Oh, my, gosh! How gracious and strong were the characters of these women who, by events created by their husbands, were placed in positions of authority and responsibility whether they were “groomed” for what they were about to do. They were defined by their husbands and his position yet were required to negotiate a very burdensome job without acknowledgement. The strength of character goes without saying!
This book is a must for the quilter that appreciates the historical significance of the quilts they piece. It’s not trendy, but will never go out of style!
From now until February 5th, you can enter to win a copy of this wonderful book. On February 6th, we will select three winners. One grand prize winner will take home a copy of Tales of First Ladies and a Neutral Thread Set. Two runner-up winners will win a book. All you have to do to enter is answer this question:
What do you believe is the most significant historical contribution to quilting?
Rules: One entry per person. No purchase necessary. To be qualified to win, you must have a mailing address in the US or Canada. You must provide us with a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. Contest ends 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 5th. Good luck!