Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lazy Girl Blog, Episode 6

Quilty as Charged
Last Sunday we stopped by the Oysterponds Historical Society museum to see a quilt show. The museum itself is housed in an old one-room schoolhouse, and it is a marvelous room for exhibitions. The highlight of the quilt show was a Victorian crazy quilt.

This 19th c. crazy quilt was not used on a bed, but instead was used in the parlor.  The woman who sewed this quilt used fabrics like silk, satin and velvet and painted flowers on the silks. It is edged in lace.

Any resemblance to my hats is purely coincidental.

 Aren't the paintings of flowers marvelous?
 A beautiful fan motif, with a pink bow, no less.

Looks like Geranium to me.
Although I will await the final opinion from my flower expert, Fern.

 A doll bed with a block pattern quilt.

 Adorable umbrellas on a cradle.

 The Society held its annual summer benefit last night
which we attended.
The servers were charming in their aprons
 and red roses.
 A guest in a Turkish camel ornament,
re-purposed as a necklace.
 One of the items you could bid on in the
silent auction.
Of course, you do need to have a sailing vessel
to make the most of this item.
 Guest attire was quite sophisticated.
Your correspondent must apologize, but I
did not get any pictures of Richard and I.
It was very cold and rainy and
my fingers froze.
However, a professional photographer
took our picture, and as soon as it is available,
I will post it.
Meanwhile, the poor, young widows' of Orient
market marvelous eggs.

À Bientôt!


  1. I have a passion for the old Victorian Crazy quilts, would have loved to have gone to the quilt show. When I first saw your hats it reminded me of the crazy quilts. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. Your photo in your great hat and beads is the perfect introduction into the graphic quilts.

    1. Hi Joni, I have been enjoying your blog as well.