Friday, April 23

Sharing my quilting legacy.......

That's me in the photo below. You probably already knew that. :-) The photo was taken last Thursday evening before I presented my program on my quilts to the Home Study Group which is a County Extension program. I loved doing the quilt program that night. It was especially enjoyable because I was in 4-H and County Extension was synomous to County Fair when I was growing up and it still is. The quilts, stories and poems that I shared just seemed to fit together nicely and the women who attended the banquet - oh, and one guy, the Sibley County Extension Educator, Tim Dolan - seemed to really enjoy it all.
We had a really good meal but the angel food desserts were the best. :-) Sue Bentz from the Extension office and Mary Ann Harder had decorated the tables with table runners made by group members. Then Sylvia added a special touch to the bedding plants by making feedsack fabric covers for all the centerpieces that became doorprizes. I won pansies and they are still alive (I don't have a green thumb). Everything looked so "Springy" and it was just a very enjoyable, relaxing evening!
The quilts that I shared are some of the same ones that I've shared here on my blog and some that I will be sharing on "What's on the line?" for Washday Mondays. What I have come to realize is that my stories, poems and quilts are unique because they tell my story and the story of women and friends in my family. I'm reminded of the movie "I Remember Mama" and the young girl who wants so badly to write and sell a popular novel. She works hard at writing but it's not until a well-known author passes along the advice to "write what you know" that the young girl finally succeeds in selling a novel. When you write "what you know", it's your story and it just comes naturally. It's that way with my blog. When I write what I know, it just comes naturally. And when I share my quilts, the stories "just come naturally". I love being able to do this and am enjoying so much this time in my life. Thanks, Sue, for inviting me and also to all the ladies who made me feel so welcome!
So, do I have a quilt ready for Monday's post? You bet I do! It was interesting, though, as I tried to take the pictures earlier today and it was soooooo windy. I think I got one that will do. It's raining outside now and is supposed to rain most of the day tomorrow and possibly on Sunday, too, so I knew I had to get that picture taken or else!
That's all for tonight. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Hope you all are, too!
Sandi

10 comments:

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Its true each of us have our own stories to tell...some of us can just tell them better then others and you do a good job at telling your I enjoy reading your post.Trish

Pat said...

What a wonderful photo of you by your quilts! You are indeed fortunate to have so many quilts (and KNOW their stories). I have one wall-hanging I rescued at a yard sale as I felt badly at how cheaply it was priced and the lady told me all the leftover "stuff" was being trashed! I'd love to get some old bed quilts, too. Maybe someday.....

joanne lendaro said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love the pics of your quilts, they are beautiful!

Crispy said...

If you speak even a little as well as you type I bet the all had a great time :o) I love reading your posts!!

Crispy

Linda B said...

Your comments about "write what you know", really hit home. While terrified in earlier years of public speaking, now I find I love the opportunity. That is because I love what I'm doing, and they can't shut me up! I'll be doing several in the next few months. Three about the vintage quilt I am researching, and at least three about life as an alpaca rancher.

Margie said...

I can only wish I could tell a story like you do!! But, guess I'm the type to sit in the back and listen and learn. Thank You, I read your blog each time you post.

Owl Lady said...

I enjoy reading your stories. Some remind me of stories of my own. Some show me a different way of seeing things. Some are totally new to me. It is always an adventure to see what you have to say.

julieQ said...

I am glad you had fun presenting yours legacy of quilts...I know the audience must have enjoyed it immensely.

Beth said...

I enjoy hearing the stories that go with the quilts.. a little living history. Wish I could have heard your talk.
Thanks for sharing your stories.

Sheri said...

Nice picture of you and your lovely quilts. Sounds like a very nice evening.
Growing up on a farm in Iowa my best friend and I joined 4-H too But never was to fond of it.I guess I was too much of a tom-boy. Who would have thought I'd become a quilting homebody.

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