Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Kirby's Mill

There is an old mill in the next town, which has been restored by the historical society. It's a wonderful place, full of history. Every year they have a number of different events there...art shows, an apple festival in the fall and a quilt show in June. This past weekend was the quilt show. I brought my "Almost Amish" round robin quilt to be displayed. It was draped over an old wagon (with a sheet underneath for protection!) and looked lovely hanging there. My daughter also displayed her quilt there. I had put a picture of her quilting the quilt on my longarm and she was quite proud of herself when people looked at her and said, "Aren't you the girl in the picture? Your quilt is beautiful!

The top picture is of a general store they have set up in the mill. Next is my quilt and then there are antique quilts which were on display in the woodshop.

After looking through the new American Patchwork and Quilting magazine I started a new quilt. I love the red nine patch quilts they have in this issue. I have lots of blue 2.5" strips and decided that I would like a 2 color nine patch quilt as well, so now I have 24 blocks made. Lots more to go, but they do go together easily using Bonnie's method from her Sister's Choice quilt! Thanks for coming up with that, Bonnie!

I also picked up a copy of Quilter's Home on Judy's recommendation. Mark Lipinski is from NJ and I'd heard of him through the state quilt guild and the Quilting Professionals Network. The magazine is interesting and fun! Thanks, Judy...I'd known it was coming out but didn't realize it had already hit the newsstand!

10 comments:

Norma said...

Your quilt is stunning and a wonderful addition to the show. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Screen Door said...

I love the pictures, makes you want to be there. Atta Girl, we need to have our daughters learning quilting to keep it alive...

Melanie

Finn said...

Your round robin looks really great Carolyn, and I love seeing the antique quilts. What a treasure to have that mill so close to where you live...*VBS*

Fiona said...

What a lovely place to display your quilt and have the antique ones to keep it company.

Laura said...

What an awesome place to display quilts. Your quilt looks great and I love the antique ones!
Have fun with your 9-patches, I am a 2 color quilt junkie. I love how they look!

ForestJane said...

Love your 'Almost Amish' quilt, all those colors!

Is that a pair of longjohns I see hanging on the line in the picture underneath it?

Jane

Dawn said...

Oh how fun that quilt show must be at the mill! And I LOVE those antique quilts!

Hanne said...

What a lovely place to display quilts :-)

Judy said...

What a fun idea to have a quilt show inside the old mill. The quilts look wonderful in there and yours fits right along with the antique ones!

Lucy said...

What a great place for a quiltshow!! I love the pictures and teh quilts too :c)