I had the wonderful opportunity to display my entire quilt collection as well as share my love of quilting today at Fort Hunter Day in Harrisburg. It was a last-minute invitation, but such a deeply meaningful event - the day was truly meant to be! It was thrilling to be able to exhibit seven 1800's-era quilts from my fraternal great aunts and three 1930/1940-era quilts from my maternal grandmother, along with 14 of the 16 quilts I've made over the past 19 years. The antique quilts had been safely stored away in a blanket chest in my home for a number of years and were begging to be viewed. Never before have all my quilts been on display in one room; they looked so pleased to be together! And, I've never had the chance to stand back and view my quilts from a distance; it gives a completely different perspective. The gallery setting and lighting was amazing. It was also incredibly meaningful to sit among them all day and share their stories with lots of people who love quilts or have fond attachments to their own family heirlooms. I met some kindred spirits and learned from those who attended. What a magnificent day!
My price possession - a circa 1860's "Pineapple Quilt" from my Great Aunt Mary's household.