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Aug 14, 2010

Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival 2010

Aug 14, 2010
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Whew!  It was a HOT one!  But nonetheless a nice breezy day at Bonnie Brae Farm, who put on the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival in Wellington, OH.



Quilts, quilts everywhere!!  Over 800 quilts on display or for sale.....they had quilts hanging on barns, quilts in barns, quilts inside horse stalls, quilts on clotheslines strung from trees blowing in the wind.  Lots of color and lots of history.  Thankgoodness I decided not to take the kids with me - it was nice to just leisurely wander the farm with my folks without having to chase after a wobbly 1 yr. old or a preschooler pretending to be a race car driver.


Here are a couple of my favorites:

Turquois and coral


An idea for those 30s fabrics I have...



This was my FAVORITE.  This quilt has embroidered signatures in the center of each block and is dated 1889.  How cool to see the family's names and witness how it has survived all these years.  Seriously made me think I need to do one of these for my own family.


Here is their gorgeous farm.  They were serving lunch outside on the veranda and in the shade of the sideyard to some classical music.  What ambiance!



It was a nice afternoon.  I wish they had some more modern stuff; it was mostly very traditional quilting.  But I guess that's up to us Gen Xers to enter our quilts next year.  The large number of vintage quilts, showing their age and tatters, really made me remember that these quilts I make are not just for me or the person I give it to.  A few may make it over one hundred years from now - and won't that be a nice way to be remembered.

Off to have a cold glass of lemonade!
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Annemarie, this is so nice to see as I just watched a show about OHIO and how the recession is hitting it 10 fold and it's kind of sitting with me...now this quilt show is something WOW!Thanks for sharing.

    Valerie
    http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

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