Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Old time Qulting

A neighboring town is on the National Historic Register. It was founded before the revolutionary war. With such a history it is not surprising that the town is proud to show off each year with a Colonial theme Autumn Fair.  Vendors with handmade crafts fill the open park areas and several historic homes are open for tours.


My local quilt guild was founded in this 'village' in 1982. We now meet in another nearby town but the ties to the village are still strong. Each year our quilt guild demonstrates the art of quilting over the 3 day fair. We raffle a quilt especially made for this event.  A large share of the proceeds from this quilt supports a one room school house. The school house has a living history program for 4th graders in our and surrounding counties. Children are encouraged to dress the part of students in the 1900's style and experience lessons on a slate board. No computers in this classroom.


The picture is me sitting at the quilt frame demonstrating on a quilt which will be donated later. It is not the raffle quilt.

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