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Patriotic Genius
June 13, 2017 11:00 am | by
Patriotic Genius Mary Pickersgill

Each Truly Genius Tuesday, we explore the lives of those who have inspired the unique cloth diaper prints in our Genius Series. We’ve talked about mathematics, discovered the geniuses of music and movies, and explored the world of plants and animals. We’ve met Maggie, traveled to the rainforest with Chico, and this week – in honor of Flag Day – we are talking about our patriotic genius, Mary Pickersgill!

Meet our Patriotic Genius: Mary Pickersgill

Mary Pickersgill was an American business woman and well-known seamstress. She created the Great Garrison Flag that flew during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Aside from her flag-making business, Mary also addressed social issues for disadvantaged women, including housing, employment and financial aid. As President of the Impartial Female Humane Society, she opened a home for elderly women that later expanded into an entire retirement community named in her honor, as was the World War II Liberty ship, the SS Mary Pickersgill.

The Star Spangled Banner Flag

Mary Pickersgill‘s Great Garrison Flag is also known as the Star Spangled Banner Flag. At the time, it was the largest garrison flag ever flown and the inspiration behind a poem written by Francis Scott Key, now known as the United States National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Today, the original 30 by 42-foot flag, created by Mary, resides in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

Pickergill’s dedication to her craft and her country is worthy of the title, “Patriotic Genius.” She is an outstanding person who used her skills, talents, and resource to help make the world a better place.

Shop Mary Pickersgill

To celebrate our Patriotic Genius, we have select Mary Pickersgill merchandise on sale. It’s also the anniversary of Mary Pickergill release, so we’re able to make some of the cloth diapers we’ve held back for returns available! There aren’t many in most styles, so they’re only available while supplies last. TODAY ONLY (6/13/17), while supplies last. Head to the Mary Pickersgill Genius Page to shop now!

Special Sale on Mary Pickersgill Genius Gear

Enter To Win

In this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday Giveaway, we’re giving away a Mary Pickersgill Gift Pack, including a Mary Pickersgill bumGenius Original 5.0 cloth diaper, a Genius Series Adult Tee, Genius Baby/Toddler Tee, & Genius Tote. Enter for a chance to win below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Central Time, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway.

About the Author

Libby is the marketing director for Cotton Babies. She's an obsessed auntie to three super fun kids. She loves coffee, chocolate, and singing Broadway show tunes.

Comments

53 Comments

  • Tina said...
    June 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    after a long winter, I love being outside as much as I can all summer long. i love outdoor sports

  • Theresa said...
    June 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather and being able to wear skirts and dresses to romp around outside in. Also I love gardening, and watching all my veggies grow.

  • Amy Hall said...
    June 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    More time outside playing.

  • Paloma Hernandez said...
    June 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is being outside, being able to relax in nice weather especially in the shade on a hammock. Just going out in general, theres so much more to do in summer

  • hannah said...
    June 17, 2017 at 11:49 am

    my favorite thing about summer is all the fresh berries and fresh fruit!

  • Marie Lowther said...
    June 16, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is going for walks

  • Jessica said...
    June 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I love getting to take my kids swimming. They love it so much.

  • Melissa A. said...
    June 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather!!

  • Hollie Baker said...
    June 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    We love quality time during the summer

  • Kristina Leezer said...
    June 16, 2017 at 8:28 am

    My favorite thing about summer is spending time outdoors!

  • Suzanne said...
    June 15, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Going to the beach

  • Danielle B said...
    June 15, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I love getting the chance to go to the mountains and go boating during the summer.

  • Jenni said...
    June 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the weather!

  • Lindsay Nuttall said...
    June 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I love cookouts and playing in the pool.

  • Lydia H. said...
    June 14, 2017 at 7:14 am

    My favorite thing about summer is all of the water fun! Pools, sprinklers, splash pads! So fun!

  • Cora said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    I love spending time at the lake with family and friends!

  • Amanda Alvarado said...
    June 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    My favorite part is having the summer off to spend with our daughter!

  • Kayla Butcher said...
    June 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to take my boys to the beach for the first time!

  • CJ Huang said...
    June 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Time to just hang out!

  • Erin B. said...
    June 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I love getting to spend more time outside with the family – swimming, playing at the park, etc.!

  • Maya LeaJames said...
    June 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is being outdoors and spending quality time with friends and family!

  • Jennifer Mills said...
    June 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is spending more time outside with my boys!

  • Jordan McFadden said...
    June 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Our favorite thing about summer is the pool and playing in the backyard. Baby girl is a little water bug and will even try to splash in the dog bowl 😆

  • Jordan McFadden said...
    June 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Mary Pickersgill would be too cute for the 4th!!!

  • Amanda said...
    June 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is watermelon!!!

  • Sandra Watts said...
    June 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Love the pattern on these. My favorite thing about summer are the great colors.

  • Erin Wells said...
    June 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I fell in love with Mary Pickersgill last year, but I had a kiddo that was just starting potty training, so I couldn’t justify the purchase. Now that I have my first little girl on the way, I want her first BG to be Mary!

  • Christina said...
    June 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    We love the longer days in summer! And the trees and flowers behind our apartment ❤️

  • Barbara P said...
    June 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    My favorite part of the summer is when about 3 families get together with the kids and we head to Lake Raystown. We camp, boat, fish and sing around the campfire.

  • Erin Young said...
    June 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I need this giveaway… My youngest was born on the 4th of July! 🙂

  • Andrea bendig said...
    June 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Looking forward to spending the summer outside with my LO

  • michelle davis said...
    June 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    My favorite things about summer is swimming with my kids !

  • Jenn K said...
    June 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is swimming, time spent with family, and all the good fruit is in season!

  • Allie McDowell said...
    June 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Love this print!

  • Ivonne Ramirez said...
    June 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    The weather!!

  • Bethany McEl said...
    June 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I love the free time to spend with my kids!

  • Emily said...
    June 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Keeping up with my nearly two year old twins—in cloth diapers of course 🙂

  • Eileen said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is swimming!

  • Jenny McClamroch said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the birthdays of my babies! My youngest was born on July 4th so we LOVE this print!

  • Leigh Kitchens said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    As a teacher, I always loved summer for the unhurried quality time I had with my family in the summer!

  • Carissa Huebert said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Love it!

  • Erin Randall said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the family getting together for all the cookouts and reunions.

  • Ali said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    My favorite part of summer is all the fun outdoors family adventures that we get to take… even if its just a bike ride. 🙂

  • Rebecca Johnson said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I am enjoying my baby bump this summer!

  • Daveanna Davis said...
    June 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    This heat is something else! The diapers are adorable though, that’s all my little one has been wearing lately!

  • Laura Temple said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I live the longer days and heat!

  • katie said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Looking forward to going to the beach!

  • katie said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I love the Genius Series! I want everything from it…and I can’t wait to teach my girls about all the namesakes!

  • Lexy Overstreet Broome said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    My favorite thing about summer is all the fun in the sun activities!

  • Tammy said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I’m really looking forward to showing my little girl how fun the water is this summer!

  • Riley lewis said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    The heat!

  • Lisa Soke said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Ahh this is perfect timing for 4th of July! I love being able to go on little adventures with my kids in the summer. Today we’re going on a day trip to a lake!

  • Amy said...
    June 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

    We are looking forward to lots of hiking and swimming this summer!

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