Monday, November 7, 2011

The Spirit of Sacagawea

We are very proud to announce our quilt, The Spirit of Sacagawea as a 2012 Block Of The Month with Kansas City Star.

I designed this pieced and appliqu├ęd quilt that tells Sacagawea's story. It was made from my scrap basket with all the red, white, and blue scraps of Minick and Simpson collections.

How the Kansas City Star Block Of The Month program works, is you can purchase right now - the 12 patterns for this quilt. If you live in the Kansas City area, one pattern per month will be published in the Kansas City Star newspaper starting in January of 2012. Also, right now quilt shops can sign up and do this quilt for their block of the month next year. Several shops purchased patterns at The International Quilt Market in Houston last week so they could start making their shop quilts. If you know of a quilt shop that will participate in the program, email me here and I will post a list of the participating shops.

Also, in the fall of 2012 this quilt, several rugs, and some more stitchery projects will be published as a Kansas City Star book.

Laurie

20 comments:

SueB said...

The Spirit of Sacagawea is awesome. I will have to hop on over and check out the block of the month

Mary Anne said...

Hmmm...I've never done a BOM. I have tons of M&S red, white and blue scraps...and I live in KC and subscribe to the KC Star! I think this just might be my first BOM - how exciting!

Carrie P. said...

Awesome quilt. I might just have to wait for the book because I know I would love the other projects too.

Julee said...

Love your new BOM! I have done most of the KCS BOM over the years. I like that you mixed both applique and piecing.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great BOM!

badlandsquilts said...

Very pretty quilt, I can't wait to read the interpretation. I am originally from ND & last summer we went to Fort Lincoln... I would think this would be very popular in many of the states along L&C route.

Nancy in MT said...

Stunning quilt, beautiful applique. I love the story of Sacagawea. We have a beautiful park in our little town where they stopped along the Yellowstone River to water their horses, in 1806, can you imagine. Named of course, Sacagawea Park, and a beautiful statue was dedicated in 2006 depicting Sacagawea on horseback with her toddler, Pomp.

Meredith said...

i can not find on your blog or the links the size of the quilt. Can you let us know what the size is? Thank you

Laurie said...

Meredith

The quilt measures 65" x 83". The blocks are 18" squares. Thanks for asking.

Laurie

Judy said...

Laurie, the quilt is wonderful! What a great job you did!

Anonymous said...

So excited to see the quilt done! It's beautiful!
~Joyce in MI

Karen said...

Laurie -- this is beautiful ! Thank you so much for honoring this special Native American woman...

Karen (Morningstar) Miller

suz said...

Wonderful quilt. I'm currently reading Undaunted Courage-about the Lewis & Clark expedition. She is really an amazing woman (if for no other reason than that she didn't haul off and belt the bunch of them for being idiots sometimes)! Definitely adding this quilt to my list.

PamKittyMorning said...

Beautiful!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Wow, this quilt is absolutely awesome! Wonderful design, colors and fabrics.

Sandra Henderson said...

They were hurrying to beat the Russians or some other Country from getting the Pacific NW. She is a real hero in so MANY ways... Love the horses~they remind me of weathervanes> I have the Shelburne Museum fresh in my memory bank, so that is probably what it is. If you get a chance to get up there, it's wonderful! (Stay at the Farms there)
Great quilt

Carol said...

Love your new quilt! It will definitely be on the 'to do' list.

Anonymous said...

I know I don't have anywhere near enough fabricof M&S. Is there any way,I could purchase fabric along with the patterns?

Stella Blunt

stella said...

I just do not have lots of M&S fabric to make the quilt. Any chance of buying the kit with the patterns?

Laurie said...

Stella,

If you go over on the left on the blog and click on the small Spirit of Sacagawea quilt - it will take you to links of shops offering it as a Block of The Month. So far, Homestead Hearth is offering it with the fabric option. Thanks for asking.

Laurie

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