Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rush Springs Quilt Program & Show a Hit

Rush Springs, OK welcomed me with open arms. The whole town showed up to help me set up the 60 touring food and patriotic quilts and Civil War quilts for the Civil War Trunk Show Program.
The Friends of the Library sponsored this fun event at the Lions Club Building with refreshments and even gave me the signed guest book with a handmade quilted jacket with a humorous cake recipe and antique photos on inside cover. I think everyone in town bought a "1905 Cookbook" and the Centennial Stitches and Heavenly Patchwork books to benefit the library and local Food Bank.
Thanks guys for a fun time and your great help!! Never met a friendlier group of folks.
Whig's Defeat pictured is my latest addition to the Civil War Trunk Show. The pattern is traced back to 1844 when John Polk of the Democratic party beat out Henry Clay of the Whig party for the president. This quilt was found in Josephine Palmer-Wylie's Oklahoma City estate. The family came from KY in 1889 in the Land Run to homestead a farm in Okemah and became leaders of Okfuskee County along with Woody Guthrie.

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