Airing of the Quilts Continued

When Paul and I arrived in Tunkhannock, PA the evening before the outdoor quilt show, we checked into our hotel and then took a walk into the center of town. One of the things we enjoyed doing during that walk was trying to figure out places we thought the quilts would be placed. It was fun to look for balconies, porches, fences, etc. that would make great display places. Some we got right and in other places there were more creative displays set up. I particularly enjoyed the look of the  quilts draped over the cannons found outside of the courthouse! It made me think of the many mothers, wives and sisters that sent their loved ones off to battle during the Civil War while waiting at home praying for them, possibly working on a quilt for their return. Quilting has had such a colorful, rich history in our country’s past. This wonderful history is explored in a fun series of books about a fictitious quilting business written by Jennifer Chiaverini. For your convenience, I linked her name to her Amazon page. All of her books are wonderful but I particularly love the Elm Creek Quilt book series and highly recommend it to you.

Anyhow, here are some more of the quilts we saw that day. Enjoy!

This is the photo with the quilts over the cannon. : )

 

 

 

 Lovely fall leaves very visible in this photo and adding to the beauty of the quilt I might add. ; )

 


 

 

This quilt was one of my personal favorites. I just loved the color combinations used in the fabrics.

What a cute idea to have some quilts facing in and others facing out. Viewers from both sides could enjoy the show!

This quilt is either an antique or much loved and well used since as you can see some of the fabric is frayed and torn.

Two beauties set off nicely by the stone behind them. That’s one thing I will say we really appreciated about the display. The organizers did a great job pairing quilts with the display areas so colors and designs played off of each other really well.

 

Again, thanks for visiting. I’ll have more to share later. Also, thanks for the comments I’ve received on these Airing of the Quilts posts. It’s so nice to know others are enjoying this as much as I’m enjoying seeing the quilts again when I post the photos.

Take care and come back again soon,

Cathy

 

Airing of the Quilts

I have to share with you a wonderful adventure Paul and I took recently. I have a rather significant birthday coming up soon and Paul wanted to do something special for me to celebrate it. I was so excited to hear that and asked him to take me to the Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock, PA the first weekend in October.

Now if you’ve never been to this or even heard of it (which was the case with me prior to this October) this is a wonderful one day quilt show in which most of the quilts are hung outside all over the lovely little town of Tunkhannock. There were also quilt displays in several buildings as well, including an antique quilt display in a church hall, a one woman show in the court house and another large display in one of the school buildings. There was also a wonderful lecture given by a couple that has been collecting antique quilts since 9/11.

We really loved the event. I know Paul was a little leery about the whole think before we went, but he was such a good sport. He went without complaint (or at least he didn’t complain to me!) even though I’m sure he probably could have thought of other ways he would  have rather spent his time. In the end, I think he enjoyed it as much as I did. We had a fantastic drive to the town since it was a gorgeous fall weekend with lots of leaf peeping and we had a fun meal in a local restaurant called, Twigs – a really cute restaurant with lots of atmosphere as well as good food and great Salted Caramel Martinis – yum!

I’d like to share some of the pictures over the next few posts and maybe they’ll inspire you to attend next year’s one day festival the first weekend in October.

 Aren’t they beautiful? Even if you aren’t a quilter, you can still appreciate their beauty and how much the add to their surroundings.  They look so pretty on the houses, fences, porches, etc. that I’m sure the owners would love to keep them there year round.  I hope you enjoyed seeing the display through our photos. I’ll be back with more soon.

Thanks for visiting,

Cathy

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