Friday, May 14, 2010

Mark Your Calendar- July 20

and stop by the shop to ask for your charm squares. Bright Hopes Quilting is giving to participants a selection of charms to be used in a small quilt of your own design. Why?

Because July 20 is Lollipop Day. Really! National Lollipop Day. Well, who knew?


The idea of a hard candy on a stick is fairly simple, and it is probable that the lollipop has been invented and reinvented numerous times. The word "lolly-pop" dates to 1784, but initially referred to soft, rather than hard candy. The term probably derived from the term "lolly" (tongue) and "pop" (slap). The first references to the lollipop in its modern context date to the 1920s.

The first confectioneries that closely resemble what we call lollipops date to the Middle Ages, when the nobility would often eat boiled sugar with the aid of sticks or handles. The invention of the modern lollipop is still something of a mystery, but a number of American companies in the early 20th century have laid claim to it.

Well, okay, don't take MY word for it. You can go here to read more about the holiday and get inspired to join the fun. Pearl is going to hang the mini-quilts in celebration of National Lollipop Day July 20, 2010.

We'll up-date on the blog and our newsletter the return date but as supplies are limited and distributed on a First Come basis, don't wait too long to get your charms!

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