|US Frigate Constellation (1797-1853)|
If you stay with me to the end, there is a FREE quilt pattern and a FREE bundle of fabrics to one lucky visitor today.
Today is the first day of my Star Spangled Banner Extravaganza. The picture of the ship above is what our ancestors used to protect our harbors. Protect our harbors? From who, you may ask? Why, those pesky British who couldn't take "NO" for an answer back in 1776! We wanted to be independent (and who doesn't). They decided to come after us again, using Canada as their land base and they first burned down the White House and then they came looking for a harbor to enter.
Baltimore is having a GIGANTIC celebration this week with all sorts of tall ships in the harbor. You can see some of the Visiting Ships to the Baltimore Harbor (Ft. McHenry) by clicking that link.
You can see all sorts of fabulous ships from around the world. They are open for visitors to go on board! Here is the USS Constellation (built in 1854) that has Baltimore, MD as its home port.
|USS Constellation - built in 1854|
|Pride of Baltimore|
1810 Date Inscribed
By Margaret Gundacker
Collection: Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum
|American Beauty Quilt by Leslie Sonkin and Debby Kratovil|
How about a fabric giveaway? My generous fabric partners sent beautiful Americana fabrics to celebrate with us in a Star Spangled way. Here is a fat quarter bundle from Windham Fabrics, which goes to ONE lucky winner drawn from names entered TODAY only.
|8 fat quarters from Windham Fabrics|
2. Fabric can only be mailed in the United States.
3. If I randomly select someone from outside the United States, you can have ANY of my patterns from my Craftsy site. I will email them to you (obviously, the ones that are for sale).
4. If I don't have your email, I can't notify you! Anonymous bloggers can't win!
Leave me a message telling me about your favorite American holiday, patriotic or not.