A most wonderful day…..

Today we went back to Greenfield Village.

They are having a huge Civil War Re-enactment there this weekend and we wanted to see it. I had never gone to one before and I LOVED it! It was endlessly fascinating to me, all the details, the costumes, the artifacts but mostly, the PEOPLE! They were such a lovely bunch, so very friendly and informative, so willing to share their passion for history. Aren’t these little girls adorable?

My daughter and I were invited to sit down and quilt a bit with these ladies. We were more than happy to do so.

 The lady in the red apron had pieced the top and she had done a brilliant job of it. Then she put it on this frame and invited all of these other ladies to stitch with her. Most of them could hardly hold a needle and their quilting was….hmmm…..primitive? She was not the least bit bothered even though her own work was so nice. I’d like to believe I could be so generous but I am not sure I could with such a beautiful top! 

The dresses were amazing! 

 The fabrics were as well. My wonderful hubby bought me these repro fabrics in half yard cuts:

Aren’t they divine? He also surprised me with these:

 He went off and bought them while I was quilting with the above ladies :). Isn’t he the best?

It was such a perfect day. Until next time….


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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