QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Kansas City Star Quilts Giveaway Winners


The Kansas City Star Quilts Sampler

WINNERS:
I picked the first and the last entry and I'll send a book to Nann and RandyD.
Thanks to the other 168 commenters.

Here's information about the book for C&T
https://www.ctpub.com/the-kansas-city-star-quilts-sampler/

Debbie Rodgers designed the sampler with over 60 blocks, stitched by staff. The 264-page book includes rotary cutting instructions and templates for each block. They've picked over sixty blocks to pattern, some of the most distinctive designs the newspaper printed from the twenties through the 1950s. (I think there were about 400 in all.)


I made "dressed pictures" of the columnists for their biographies. Here's Ruby Short McKim.
About fifteen years ago I did an appliqued Block of the Month for the Star called Women of Design: Quilts in the Newspaper in which I profiled the columnists. The editors at C&T combined that historical information with the contemporary version of the (mostly) pieced patterns.


Women of Design featured a pieced and appliqued basket sampler. The 2004 book is out of print.


I've been blogging about some of the patterns they chose on my Cloud of Quilt Patterns blog (just patterns every week.)

Radio Windmill
https://encyclopediaquiltpatterns.blogspot.com/2018/11/radio-windmill-from-kansas-city-star.htm

Airplanes and variations:

See a review of the book at Publishers' Weekly here:
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-61745-690-9

6 comments:

Nann said...

Wow! Thanks, Barbara!

Michele Meacham said...

Congrats Nann!!!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats to the winners.

Unknown said...

Well. Sorry it was not me but CONGRATULATIONS to both of you. Enjoy your new book.

Shirley

Randy D. said...

WOOHOO! Thanks so much!!
Very excited!

Jill said...

Well, I didn't win this time. Isn't it amazing how many comments you had.
Always enjoy your posts, give-aways or not!