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2017 Block of the Month Programs Now Available

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Quilters Patch
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Bloom and grow a breathtaking quilt garden as you cultivate new skills and techniques. Join author Edyta Sitar as she guides you through 19 unique garden-themed quilt blocks and finishing.  Crafted to nurture your quilting capabilities, creat an unforgettable heirloom quilt and plant seeds of inspiration.
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The “Diddley Bow” is a homemade musical instrument consisting of a single wire stretched over a
glass bottle on a single piece of wood. It is played like a guitar but has a decidedly simple sound and beat.
In the 1950s, blues musician, Ellas Bates (Ellas McDaniel) turned this sound into what we know
as Rock and Roll, and made famous the name “Bo Diddley” using words from a traditional lullaby “Hush
Little Baby”. “Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, where you been? Round the world and going again”…..

The 1940s and 50s were a time when girls wore bows in their hair, ribbons on their ponytails and laced
them in their saddle shoes instead of traditional shoe strings. It was a time of full skirts with lacy slips, crinolines
and polka dots. Mothers starched the crinolines and hung them on a line to dry so that they were very
full and fluffy (and scratched the daylights out of the backs of your legs on hot days). Mothers made most
of the clothes and supper was a real, home cooked meal. Maybe some of the food even came from their
backyard. And mothers sang their babies to sleep with the song “Hush Little Baby”.

The 40s and 50s were a time of prosperity after the second World War, but they were still a time of using a
lot of what you had. Families had a little more money, but they still used it wisely remembering their parents’
mantra of “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”.

Many beautiful quilts were made during this time using an assortment of fabrics and “scraps”. Bow
Diddley is such a quilt. Reminiscent of a quieter time when family was the center of life and you were sure
life was secure when you curled up in a quilt and Mama sang you to sleep with “Hush Little Baby”.

The blocks in Bow Diddley are named for the things Mama was gonna buy you and a couple of other things
of the time. The setting uses many bows for your hair, your dresses, and your shoes. The simplicity of the
design is to help you remember a time when there was less turmoil in our world and we were younger.

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