When your youngest daughter gets married and your backyard has an amazing forest behind it, the only thing to do is hold the celebration there! But be prepared for a bit of work: first you have to tame Mother Nature a bit; then the magical transformation begins as you build on nature’s beauty to make it sparkle!
When you look at a handmade quilt, do you ever stop and think about the history behind the quilt? Who made it for whom? Was it for a special occasion or milestone in someone’s life? What were that person’s joys, strengths, and trials that they were going through as they lovingly sewed the quilt? To think of the collective love, hours, and history that a simple quilt fair can represent is a bit overwhelming. What a great way, to look into the past and appreciate the lives of the women that created these handmade gifts of love.
Every year our church holds a Women’s Conference in our area, across several wards and branches (congregations). For this year’s Women Conference, we decided to hold a quilt fair. It turned out to be an amazing event! Looking around our church and seeing the love and dedication that was put into each quilt was unforgettable! Between the quilts on display and the quilts made to be donated, we had over 400 quilts at the event.
So if you are sometime inspired to hold a quilt fair in your area, here are some ideas on how to display those priceless treasured quilts.
What do you do in the summer time? Well, nothing is quite as lovely on a hot sunny summer afternoon than attending a good ol’ fashion picnic in the park wedding. My dear friend Deborah put on a beautiful and charming gathering as friends came together to celebrate the wedding of her son David and new daughter-in-law Amber. One of the things I loved about it was that the ambiance was so inviting and charming that people lingered and visited in the park much longer than usual.
Of all the parties I have even given, this was one of my favorites to plan! I had such fun thinking about it. Ha-ha, that just makes me sound desperate for entertainment! Anyway, my darling friend Kim (from the Tea Party), is going to be a momma for the second time. The way we actually […]
So I am pretty much in love with the idea of afternoon tea. Curiously, that delightful tradition never really took in post-Revolution America. Anyway, on occasion, though not nearly enough, I do love to throw a tea party. Due to my love of all things vintage and tea parties I am embarrassed/happy to say that […]
Every year, my family has a family reunion the weekend before or after the Fourth of July. It is a grand time when all 9 of my parents children, their children, and their children’s children can be together for 2-3 days of visiting, activities, and of course eating copious amounts of delicious food (as […]
Graduation is here. All I can think of is where have the past 18 years gone? ‘Tis a marvelous and a splendid thing to watch your child grow into an amazing individual. Seriously though, do they really have to run off to college so quickly? Argh, I sound like yet another mother who can’t let […]