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I first met Megan Dougherty way back in the early days of Quilter's Home before it morphed into Generation Q. Well, I didn't actually meet her in person but we wrote for the same magazine and I read all her articles so it is almost like meeting her in real life...in a stalker sort of way. Megan is not what you think of when you think 'quilter'. Megan is slightly irreverant, seriously funny and a quilter all wrapped up an a nice little package.
If you are looking for a great gift for all your stitch friends this is it!
Megan has just released her first book: Quilting isn't Funny. This book will have you all in stitches! (yes, I know that is a really bad pun) Quilting isn't Funny is a collection of essays about the crazy world of quilting. I received an advance copy to review and skipped immediately to the Brief History of Quilting essay because I love history. What could be better than Quilt History?
I thought I would share my favorite paragraph with you.
'During the Roman empire, Octavia, the wife of the emperor Claudius, began gathering the wives of other Roman statesmen in order to share quilting knowledge, trade fabrics and patterns, and plot assassinations. When Claudius began to suspect that Octavia's 'quilting salons' were potentially lethal for him, he had Octavia killed and installed himself as Supreme Quilter, even though he didn't know a nine-patch from a poisoned dagger. He then used his position among the quilters to orchestrate the murders of his second wife, his mother, his dog, and that snippy Flavia Sabrina who was always making fun of his color choices. This, of course, was the first quilt guild.'
I have belonged to guilds like that! There is a Flavia Sabrina in every crowd! It gets even better but I don't want to spoil the surprise! Go order yourself a copy and one for all your stitch friends.
Or maybe if you take a couple seconds to leave a comment on this post you can win your very own autographed copy! You should probably order one today though because I won't pick the winner until Tues Dec 17th because that is Ruth's birthday! We will have cake and confettii. Anyway, you may not get it in time for gift giving so go order the gift copies now. You can read a few essays while you are wrapping them.
If you don't win from my blog post you can keep trying because Megan has set up the mother of all blog hops! Look how many you can visit! Quite a few are giving away books but you will need to get set up with your favorite tasty beverage and some snacks because some of these bloggers are worth checking out even if you don't win a book.
If you want to meet Megan, head over to her site to get the scoop and read all about her QSMASB calendar project. You seriously have to go see the preview! How often do you find a calendar with photos of Quilter's Shirtless Men and Spicy Burritos? A different qult, man and burrito each and every month. You can order your 2014 calendar now.
Go leave your comment before you start looking at these awesome blogs because you will get distracted and forget where you started.
Dec. 9 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Bumble Beans Inc
Dec. 10 - Lynn Harris - Little Red Hen
Dec. 11 – Teresa Coates – Crinkle Dreams
Dec. 12 - Joshua Helms - Molli Sparkles
Dec 13 - Liz Kettle – Stitch Journeys
Dec. 14 - Leah Day – The Free Motion Quilting Project
Dec 16 - Lisa Sipes – That Crazy Quilty Girl
Dec. 17 - Charlotte Newland – Displacement Activity
Dec. 18 - Teri Lucas - TerifiCreations
Dec. 19 – Cheryl Sloboda – Muppin.com
Dec. 20 – Kelly Biscopink – Stitchy Quilt Stuff
Jan. 6 – Generation Q
Jan. 8 – Rose Hughes – Rose Hughes – Quilt Artist
Jan. 9 – Janice Ryan – Better Off Thread
Jan. 10 - Flaun Cline – I Plead Quilty
Jan. 13 – Heather Jones – Olive and Ollie
Jan. 14 – Meg Hilko – Without A Stitch On
Jan. 15 – Laura Lochore – Quokka Quilts
Jan. 16 – Elaine Wong Hasselhun – Dashasel Sews
Jan. 17 - Kim Lapacek - Persimon Dreams