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Hickman County Quilt Show

This morning early Paula and I headed out to the Hickman County Quilt Show. We'd never been and saw it as another of our "adventures". The weather was perfect for an outing. This year the show spotlighted the log cabin block (my personal favorite). There were over 200 quilts. Some were new and contemporary and some were very old with a touch of age showing. The guild had done a wonderful job of sharing the story behind every quilt. We took our time and read almost every one. They were all very sweet and gave you a heart felt look into the quilters life and their creations. One thing I found very interesting was the history of the log cabin block. I always thought it was very American. I thought it was first popular during the civil war. What I did find out today was that a log cabin block was found on an Egyptian mummy. Paula is great at knowing all the quilt patterns by sight and if I didn't know one she was quick to fill me in. The ladies of the guild were dressed in period costume and also were quick with answers. It was very interesting and we left very inspired. There was also a craft show which we both found wonderful treasures at and even got some yummy baked goods. I'm very pooped from the drive and all the walking, so I'll post the photos tomorrow. Now I'm thinking about my chess pie...yum

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