Old Quilts


If you are in the Windsor CT area, please stop and see me at the DAR Ellsworth House this weekend. . I will be giving a dating quilts talk on Saturday and Sue Reich will be giving a lecture on Connecticut quilts on Saturday. Both of us will be doing quilt evaluations (NOT full appraisals) at the event, so feel free to bring your quilts. If you bring it to me beforehand, I will probably use it in my talk:-))

Although we are listed as vending at that show, I am only bringing antique quilts, tops, blocks and related items for sale. If you are looking for an inexpensive piece of American History, please stop and see us. Almost everything I will be selling will be from my personal collection, so I can probably tell you a story about it.


Have you heard about Letterboxing? It’s a treasure hunt very similar to Geocaching but you don’t need any special equipment. A letter box is a weatherproof box hidden in publicly-accessible places like a park. The person who hid the box post clues to finding it online on one of several Web sites such as http://www.letterboxing.org/ and http://www.atlasquest.com/. Once you find a letterbox, you use the stamp in the box to stamp your log book, and use your personal stamp to stamp their log book. You can also leave a little (non food) treat for the next person to find the box, if you like. It’s a great activity for kids!

Need a place to stay while you travel? If you are the adventurous sort, let me suggest http://www.airbedandbreakfast.com/home/coverage

Last but not least, if you have some recipes to share, would you share them with our Cystic Fibrosis fund raiser? Just log in at http://www.typensave.com/ . Our group log in is cfkids and the contributor password is gk6at.