Monday, August 22, 2011

Victory Girls!

We've heard that the book is being printed as I type this. That means it will start shipping shortly! Pre-orders are now being accepted on our website. Remember that we can autograph copies if you like - just note it on the order.

The Victory Girls quilt was a joy to make. I enjoyed every stitch. We wanted to do right by our mothers, aunts, grandmothers and neighbors. Every block had a theme and, if I had to choose, this one was my favorite.The inspiration for this was the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. You know, the REAL baseball league that was started during WWII. Since many of the other pro players (Men) were serving - baseball was in danger of collapsing during the war. It started in Chicago and was a small league in the Midwest. Living close by I have heard tales of it and even met a few of the veterans. Besides, isn't this movie one of your favorites?A League Of Their Own

If you think you would like to make the Victory Girls quilt, Polly and I will be at Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn Oregon in November. Polly will teach a hooked purse, and I will teach a portion of this quilt. We can't wait!

Laurie



12 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Block One is such a great tease! That is going to be a great quilt - I would love to attend the class, but don't think I'll be in Oregon ;(

pdudgeon said...

yes, i remember the movie--definitely a good one! will be looking forward to your new book.

WoolenSails said...

It looks like a wonderful book and would be great with the new american banner rose fabrics.

Debbie

pat sloan said...

I can't wait for this book and to see your quilts... you two ROCK!

nngirl said...

I'm so excited! Can't waitfor the book!

Jan PATEK said...

I've kind of cheated since I saw some of your blocks at Market. Can't wait for the book. Great quilts and rugs.

zoeycat said...

This quilt is going to be a favorite for surw!

Carol Sc said...

I wish my mother was alive to see this block. She played softball (and was pretty darn good, from what I've been told) and was on a girls' basketball team, in Indiana, when they first started to have competitive teams. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the blocks.
Can the Tigers stretch their lead?!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!! It looks wonderful!

lovetostitch said...

Looks like it will be another winner! I'll look forward to seeing the book along with the quilts. Is the hooked purse a new item for Polly? Haven't seen them. Congrats!!

Farm Quilts said...

It's interesting that you mentioned the women baseball teams as I just met a WWII woman vet who joined the women's baseball league. Quite the character and so sharp even tho she's in her 90's. Still mows her own lawn and even sharpens the blades herself! Go girl!!

lissa said...

Polly and Laurie
I am so excited to see the cover. I know you have worked long and hard on this project!! Congrats!!

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