The Centennial Village in Greeley hosts a heritage day and lets schools bring there children in for a taste of historical life. Our guild was asked to bring in some quilty things and represent the quilting arena. I was asked to chair one of the days - and I laughed. This is why - I cut with rotary cutters and rulers, sew on my electric powered machine, Quilt on my electric powered Longarm, and do ALL bindings by machine. ( yes I have heard you should stitch the binding down by hand - but I have 3 boys so I win!)
Anyways I recruited people who knew how to do things the "olden" ways, and A quilter sewed on a Treadle Machine, 2 people Hand Quilted, and one Hand embroidered so all I had to do was sit and smile. Okay - I made a ton of rail Fence Red White and Blue blocks and invited ids to sign them to be made into a Quilt for Soldier - I bet you are surprised!. I don't think one child said no - they had fun signing them and adding hearts and stars.
It was an interesting day. Some of the kids from the school that my children go to were there - so I recognized faces. Most of the docents from the museum dressed in costume, I wore jeans, I did not fit in.... who knew?
Hope you all have a great weekend!