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    Doll Quilt Quiz

    This is the quilt I made for my partner in the January Doll Quilt Swap. The theme was "Show me where you are from." I couldn't resist adding an extra layer of fun and turning it into a riddle. The quilt represents the town where I grew up, and there are three questions:-

    1. Name the town.

    2. What is the significance of the button and quill in the border?

    3. Why did I ask Chele, the swap co-ordinator, to give me Scrap4evr as my partner? (Thank you Chele for being a great sport).

    My partner has received the quilt today and has set to work to solve the riddle, but she's not there yet! Get googling, everyone...

    English members are at a disadvantage because they have to walk three times round the house singing both verses of Jerusalem before they begin....
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    Muv- I can't wait to know the answers, but I'm hopeless at riddles! You were totally creative.
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    Such an artistic and beautiful quilt. I stink at riddles too. Great job, Wolverhampton Muv!

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    What a fun Google/Wikipedia journey you've sent me on, and what a neat little quilt. I would never have thought of "Button" as an actual name.
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    After reading all about your fair city, I was thinking how short our history is here in the USA. We celebrate one and maybe 2 centuries, but your history goes back milleniums! But I guess history has to start someplace and have the first 2 now onto the last ?
    I have been derailed as I remembered that DH's ancestors came from Huddlesfield (West Yorkshire) in the 1840's. They are "pioneers" in Wisconsin, now another door opens into my history lesson.
    Thanks for the trip back in time.
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    Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far... you are definitely getting warm!

    I'm hoping someone can crack this riddle and answer all three questions, but I won't keep you in suspense for ever...

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    Very beautiful!

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    I was thinking Wolverhampton too ....... so where ????????????????
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    Chele and CQRobin, yes you are right, the town is Wolverhampton. "Out of darkness cometh light" is the motto on the town's coat of arms.

    Now see if you can crack questions 2 and 3, because that is where it gets really interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Chele and CQRobin, yes you are right, the town is Wolverhampton. "Out of darkness cometh light" is the motto on the town's coat of arms.

    Now see if you can crack questions 2 and 3, because that is where it gets really interesting.
    Yes it does! Trying to connect 2 and 3
    Is Scrap4evr a descendent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Yes it does! Trying to connect 2 and 3
    Is Scrap4evr a descendent?
    Well this is all getting too cryptic for words and I can't give you clues if I can't be sure you are on the right track! What do you think is the answer to the second question?

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    So Ron Dutton makes medals based on ancient buttons? And they are in the Museum in town. Dutton is close to Button.... Am I getting close?

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    Hello Cwessel - I'd never heard of Ron Dutton until I read your post and looked him up. Surprising where google can take you!

    It's my bedtime, so I am going to leave you all to mull it over, but I am going to leave you with a big fat hint. Try googling two words, the name of the town and what is sewn to the quilt, and see what you come up with....

    Good night! All will be revealed tomorrow.

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    Good morning everyone, it is time to announce the winners!

    I sent the answers to my partner Scrap4evr early yesterday so she wasn't in suspense for too long. Her first guess was Birmingham, which was amazing, because she was only 15 miles wide of the mark, and had found out about the manufacture of buttons and pens there!

    Oksewglad and Vintagemotif have both sent me PMs with the correct answers.

    The town is Wolverhampton. The motto on the coat of arms used to fascinate me when I was a kid. I'd look around me at a big scruffy town and wonder... The factory sunset scene is based on a view down a particular street that I would see on my way home from school on the bus.

    The button represents Button Gwinnett, who lived in Wolverhampton as a young man and married there. He later emigrated to America, and signed the Declaration of Independence. This is represented by the quill.

    I asked Chele to give me Scrap4evr as a partner because she lives in Georgia. Button Gwinnett was one of the signatories for Georgia, and he was Governor of Georgia for a short time before his death in 1777.

    So the prize of an imaginary weekend in Wolverhampton is shared by Oksewglad and Vintagemotif. Oksewglad can then head off north and visit Huddersfield.

    And so nobody feels left out, here is an interesting video to watch http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12499456

    I hope you have all had fun with the quiz!

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    Muv, it was loads of fun! You did a beautiful job on my quilt. The 3D quill and a real button add so much interest. I will have to scrapbook this story for my daughters' future reference.

    Not having grown up in Georgia, I was unaware of the role of Button Gwinnett, but I have been to the Gwinnett convention center in Gwinnett county (part of Atlanta) several times. I have posted the quilt I sent you on the doll swap thread and I think it ties in beautifully. Sun Bonnet Sue (American pioneer) dressed as Scarlette O'Hara (Atlanta Georgia) who was portrayed by a British actress, Vivian Leigh.
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    Another odd coincindence is revealed in the video. Thanks Muv for a fun trip! What a great little story you have to share with your daughter, Scrap4evr.
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