Saturday, September 29, 2007

Heritage Days

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!


Anita - aka Granny Patches said...

I think reenactments are fun don't you? I could see myself sitting at the treadle machine just a stitching away.

Helen in the UK said...

Sounds like the day was a great success and lots of fun! Great idea to get the kids to sign the blocks for QOV :)

swooze said...

Are you a radical?? LOL! Looks like it was fun.

Carole said...

What a fun time! Love things done the "olden" way! You post reminded me of Upper Canada Village! Thanks for sharing! Keep well!