Quilting in the Garden… On my Fall Bucket List!

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.

There was even a pumpkin patch!!

There was even a pumpkin patch!!

So many kinds of pumpkins. Who knew?

Soooo cute!!

Soooo cute!!

I love all the metal yard art, but it's a bit too pricey for me!

I love all the metal yard art, but it’s a bit too pricey for me!

Absolutely beautiful!

Absolutely beautiful!

Anne and Me

Anne and Me

Mom

Mom

One of my favorites this year.

One of my favorites this year.

Hunting for acorns was on my fall bucket list.... there were hundreds!

Hunting for acorns was on my fall bucket list…. there were hundreds!

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!

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