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The Stories of Tommorrow Campaign: @NaNoWriMoYWP Dares You to Join in the EPIC DAY OF GIVING!

What IS the Stories of Tomorrow campaign? I’m so glad you asked… The Office of Letters and Light, the wild and crazy people who bring the world NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every November, are planning a rebuild of their Young Writer’s Program (YWP) website–and they need your help! The Young Writer’s Program site offers all kinds of help and encouragement for young writers and the grown-ups (or reasonable facsimiles of grown-ups) who help guide them as writers in the month November and all year long–and it’s all free! We’re talking famous author pep talks, a Dare Machine (Make something…

Quilting Craziness: Crazy Quilt Inspired Projects Past and Present

According to the Adirondack Museum’s site Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters, crazy quilts get their name from the fact that their intricate piecing resembles “crazing”, the fine cracks that sometimes appear in ceramic glaze once it’s been fired. They go on to say that common folklore claims that constructing one would make the creator “go crazy”. If you look at some of the intricately pieced and painstakingly embroidered creations that have been made—they were all the rage during Victorian times especially—it doesn’t seem far off from the truth. Our previous trip to the Adirondacks included a…

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