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By Angela Pingel

You'll observe an creation to curved piecing through one uncomplicated block--Drunkard's course. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block might be prepare in quite a few styles that glance totally assorted in each mixture. Drunkard's course can create a sinuous unbelievable line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, vegetation, and different discrete shapes.

Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover quite a few tasks together with good sized quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how one can use that outdated favourite, Drunkard's course block, to create quilts that glance new and various. A Quilter's Mixology is the best "next-step" publication geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters searching for the following problem.

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The extensive travel produced a lot of information but not as much understanding as I had hoped. Despite this lack, I thought that my research was nearly finished when I arrived in Mongolia in 1998 to finalize the project with some background on the area of Genghis Khan’s youth in what, I assumed, would be a final, brief excursion. That trip turned into another five years of far more intensive research than I could have imagined. I found Mongolians to be delirious at their freedom from centuries of foreign rule, and much of the excitement centered on honoring the memory of their founding father, Genghis Khan.

The Mongols made no technological breakthroughs, founded no new religions, wrote few books or dramas, and gave the world no new crops or methods of agriculture. Their own craftsmen could not weave cloth, cast metal, make pottery, or even bake bread. They manufactured neither porcelain nor pottery, painted no pictures, and built no buildings. Yet, as their army conquered culture after culture, they collected and passed all of these skills from one civilization to the next. The only permanent structures Genghis Khan erected were bridges.

With so many accomplishments by the Mongols, it hardly seems surprising that Geoffrey Chaucer, the first author in the English language, devoted the longest story in The Canterbury Tales to the Asian conqueror Genghis Khan of the Mongols. He wrote in undisguised awe of him and his accomplishments. Yet, in fact, we are surprised that the learned men of the Renaissance could make such comments about the Mongols, whom the rest of the world now view as the quintessential, bloodthirsty barbarians. The portrait of the Mongols left by Chaucer or Bacon bears little resemblance to the images we know from later books or films that portray Genghis Khan and his army as savage hordes lusting after gold, women, and blood.

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