Sunday, November 20, 2016

Quilts in Frederick

Last weekend with David in Japan, and in a burst of appreciating my empty nest status (which now includes a nest empty of pets) I spur of the moment took a solo road trip down to Frederick Maryland for an AQSG study day, and to catch up with dear old friends (none of them quilters, but that's ok;) in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The study day was really well organized and packed with history and quilts - starting with a walking tour of downtown historic Frederick:



and followed by a quilt turning, lunch, and two more quilt turnings.  One amazing old quilt after another.  Photos allowed only for personal use though - social media pretty strictly prohibited.  So, not a fabulous blog post but I can show this mid nineteenth century signature quilt hanging in the Historical Society:




Lovely Prussian Blue: 






If you love old quilts, consider joining AQSG - and see you Oct 2017 at "Seminar" in New Hampshire!  I didn't know a soul in the Maryland group but quickly made a couple of new pals - introversion is not really a barrier when a bunch of quilt lovers get together.  ;).

Glad I took the trip, despite the difficult drive.  Now thoughts and to-do lists turn to the holidays... with a little time here and there in the sewing room.  Feeling overwhelmed with too many projects... and I'm thinking of ways to simplify, simplify, simplify for 2017.  But just as I say "NO MORE NEW PROJECTS"... I see that Barbara Brackman is doing another block of the month in 2017, and this one I surely can't resist!!  Yankee Diary.  I'm in!

xo
Cynthia

6 comments:

  1. How wonderful to be able to take advantage of the opportunity and go. Sounds like your project list for 2017 might have gotten a little longer. :0)

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  2. Do we know the focus of the 2018 quilt study yet? Perhaps it was revealed in Frederick? If not, should I just keep an eye on their main website? Thanks for the lovely quilt photos you could share with us.

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  3. A touch of history including quilts, now that sounds like fun.
    I miss the gala bunch and getting together ... but on the other hand, with my job I don.t spend a lot of time alone and quilting can be fit in here and there.

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  4. great historical getaway! I miss having a chapter near me.
    Glad you met some new quilt friends.

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  5. I was so happy to see your post this morning! I was about to e-mail you to see if you were o.k.! So glad you got to go to MD. I'll just bet those quilts were sensational. I am so looking forward to seminar being in NH next year! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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