Sew Happy Carnation Quilters

Sew Happy Carnation Quilters

shcq-2We had a special Valentine’s Day weekend this year. We went up to Louisville, Ohio and stayed in a nice little bed and breakfast. I’m especially fond of historic architecture, and this beautiful house was built in 1886. All of the original woodwork was pressed with elaborate designs. I had never heard of this technique before. Apparently they soften the wood by soaking it, and then press it with molds. The result was wonderful. I wish I had thought of making some rubbings.

shcq-3We went up to this part of Ohio specifically because on Valentine’s Day I did a trunk show for Sew Happy Carnation Quilters of Alliance, Ohio. This guild is about thirty members, and they hold an annual tea each February. This year I was the guest speaker.

This particular Valentine’s Day, it was snowing heavily and it was cold. I wondered what kind of turn out they might have. We were all pleasantly surprised when 140 out of 150 ladies made it to the tea. What a nice time! They had some raffle baskets and a time to share quilts and they also announced the winners of their yearly challenge. The food was good, the coffee was hot, everyone was friendly. It was a perfect event!

After we packed up the car, we headed back to the B&B. It was snowing the whole way home and the wind was blowing strong, so we had some white-out conditions. Fortunately we were right behind a snow plow, so we made it safely back. Later we enjoyed a nice steak dinner and another night at the B&B. Weather conditions were much better when we drove home on Sunday.

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