September 27, 2015
On Sunday, my mom, my friend Anne, and I went to Alden Lane Nursery’s annual Quilting in the Garden. It is a beautiful event. Having a quilt show amongst the flowers and giant oak trees in the nursery is a brilliant idea. The quilts hang from lines strung between the trees and buildings. There are also vendors selling fabric and patterns, which adds to the fun. We looked at all the wonderful quilts, the flowers (picked up a few, too), did some apple tasting, and enjoyed the fall décor. There were pumpkins of all colors and shapes. I have never in my life seen a black pumpkin…. but they had several! Anne and I even made a quilt block.
We arrived fairly early and the weather was beautiful, but before long, it turned warmer and warmer. So we gathered our purchases, flowers, gifts, and apples, and headed out.
Quilting is a big part of my family. My great-grandmother and great-aunts quilted and we have several of their “vintage” quilts. My grandmother quilted, taught by her own mother, and she, in turn, taught my mom, my brother, and me. My mom and I have assisted with quilts, but just didn’t pick up the passion for it. My brother, on the other hand, quilts often. He has made quilts for his own home, his cabin, and for his niece and nephew. He really enjoys piecing it and quilting it, by hand of course. I treasure our family quilts. I made a book for many members of the family with stories and pictures of all of our quilts. They will be passed down so that future generations know who created them with so much love and time.
I will share more about our quilts later. How’s your Fall Bucket List coming? Did you make one?
Have a great day!