Saturday, September 15, 2012
Heritage Days 2012 Quiltathon
It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. The breeze made sitting for hours in the sun tolerable, but it kept blowing the foam quilt tiles off the table. Only about 25 kids had a chance to design quilt squares before we got tired of chasing errant pieces taken by the wind and packed them away.
But the bright colors attracted a nice steady stream of visitors. The Double Irish Chain on the long quilting frame was popular, and there were many nice compliments on the Flag quilt we hung in the crabapple tree. I was able to use one of the first quilts I made as a good example of how fabric deteriorates and fades over time. It's a good thing I couldn't bring myself to throw it out long ago.