This blog's primary purpose will be to inform you of the special events we have planned in our community.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Civil War Quilt Lecture

One of our own will be presenting a lecture in our area:

For those interested in quilting, or the Civil War, Butler resident Susan Catanzarito will be presenting a lecture for both. The Baldwin Reynolds House Museum is presenting her lecture on  July 28th at 1 pm.

Susan has been a life-long resident of Butler, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Indiana University, Susan is retired with almost 35 years experience in Family and Consumer Science, formerly known as Home Economics. Since the mid-90’s, she has done extensive research of the Civil War era and quilt history in general. She has taken her lectures to western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and New Hampshire. Susan is a member of the NWPA Quilt Study Group, a member of the ILR Quilting Guild as well as American Quilt Society and National Quilt Association.
With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Susan used her research to create a new program that includes many reproduction quilts, pictures and even some post civil war quilts. She encourages people to bring some of the own antique quilts to her lectures. Susan’s lectures are both informative and entertaining.
Cost for the lecture is $10 with all proceeds benefiting the BRH museum. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited to 40 participants. Please call Judith Stoll at 814-398-4365 for reservations.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What a wonderful day!

Our summer picnic was everything I had hoped for and more.  The food was delicious.  Take a look at this beautiful salad Susan made.
Susan's Cold Asparagus Salad--Yum!
Jill's Honey Oatmeal Rolls
Pauline picked cherries from her orchard.
Donna's quilts were amazing and she is such a delightful person.  Here are just a few quilts.  You can see many more on her blog.
Broderie de Marseille Petassoun

Perfect condition doll quilt

Another doll quilt late 1700's
We loved the usual pattern in this applique quilt.  Donna hand quilted this top.  Her quilting is breathtaking!!

This is not a repo...the real deal!

Eastern PA applique and reverse applique

Judith loved this one c. 1840-1860

 This post is getting a little heavy with photos.  I have more from Donna's quilts and also some from Sheila's miniatures.  Although, if you want to see great pictures of Sheila's quilts, check out her blog
I think everyone had a great time.  It was so nice to see Sheila and Vern again and meet Donna.  Thank you all for coming and sharing your quilts and time with us.