Monday, April 8, 2013

A Century of Progress

Did you know that in 1933 Sears,Roebuck & Company
 sponsored the largest quilt contest in history?

Over 24,000 women jumped at the chance
 to win over $1,000 in prize money.
Not surprising since this was at the
height of the great depression.

The guest speaker at our IIQSG meeting
on Saturday was Merikay Waldvogel.
She lectured on her book

Merikay was amazing!
She brought to life the stories 
of the quilts, and the quilters. 
Scandals and all, oh my. 
Out of the 24,000 quilts entered 
only 225 have been found.
Another reason to search  
flea markets and estate sales. 
Could you image finding such a treasure?

The IIQSG meetings are held the first week
of April and August at the

What a beautiful museum.
It's a "must see" if you are ever in the area.
Look at the cute quilt block trim on the front porch.

This is one of the vignettes in the quilt room.
The exhibit of spool cabinets is unbelievable.
Love how ornate this one is. 

This was my favorite quilt.
Doesn't the petal pattern and fabrics look modern? 
So many different designs going on.

You will be so proud of me.
Seven quilt shop stops and I purchased
3 1/2 yards of fabric.
I can't say that about the others...but
What happens on quilt trips 
stays in the car!

Rainy and cool here today.
Time to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book.

I'm not one for time travel or Stephen King, but I'm loving this book.
Especially since I lived thru the 60's.
My "glory days" more or less LOL.

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Stay Safe my friend and 

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