“Domestic Propagandists”


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Decided to make another one of these quilt design plastic canvas tissue box covers for my friend.  This design is called Arrowhead… a perfectly named American pattern.

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This pattern leaflet has 8 different quilt designs.

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This pattern is called Log Cabin, another perfectly named American quilt pattern.

Quilting had been done all around the world, but industrious and frugal early American women turned quilting into a distinctive American needle art form. These early Americans carefully saved small fabric scraps from old clothing and blankets, which they pieced together into blocks.  They arranged the blocks into a quilt and often used solid color strips, called “sashing,” between the blocks,  “to frame” them.  Slave women quilted too and studying the history of African-American quilting is a neglected area of quilt history, that has gained attention in recent years.

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On the left, in the background of my tissue box cover photo, in my row of books, next to my book about Samuel Adams, there’s a gap.  Sorry the previous sentence sounds like a “in the library, next to the desk” clue leading you to the murder weapon, in a “Whodunit” mystery, but I assure you, it led to a book about an important American patriot in our nation’s fight for Independence: Thomas Paine.

After President Obama mentioned “Domestic Propagandists”, in tones that sounded like he was referring to “Domestic Terrorists” over the weekend, well, I pulled out my book, “46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence” by Scott Liell.  I had purchased this book a few years ago and hadn’t read it yet, but I started reading it last night… in between stitching this tissue box cover and tweeting.  I’m quite the multi-tasker these days, lol.

“Domestic Propagandists” indeed, LOL.  All I can say to that is, “Yankee Doodle Dandy!”

Have a nice day and maybe after today the Queen Hillary coup attempt to overthrow The Constitution will be over.

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