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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Eleanor Burns Tales of First Ladies giveaway. We got a whopping 772 comments for this giveaway -- WOW! We were so inspired reading through all of your comments and we truly appreciate your thoughts and insights as to what the most historical contribution to quilting was.
Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners.
The grand prize winner who will be taking home a copy of Eleanor Burns' Tales of First Ladies and a Neutral Thread Set is Commenter #248, Doralee Wilson.
I would agree that the sewing machine had the greatest influence on quilting; however my greatest admiration has to go to the women who had nothing but the light of the fire, one needle, and old worn out clothing for fabric, and yet produced some of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. I'm thankful for my rotary cutter, rulers for every occasion, and beautiful fabrics!
The runner-up winners who each will win a copy of the book are:
Commenter #592, Janet
I think the Civil War Era played a significant role in quilt history. Then again, there were improvements all along the way as history grew.
Thanks for this opportunity.
and Commenter #694, Elizabeth Eissler
I would say thaat the frugality of the women of that era and the invention of the sewing machine.
We will be emailing each of our winners shortly and as soon as we can confirm their mailing addresses, we will be sending out their prizes. Thanks again to everyone who commented, we greatly appreciate it.