Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Quilts on Church Pews! Novel idea!

Not long ago I was asked to speak & show the Civil War quilts at an annual town celebration in Swea City, Iowa, a small town about 20 minutes from our farm.  The day was beautiful with a short rain shower making it's way through the area which only served to elevate the humidity. 

Anyway, the presentation was to be in a local church, but here's the big surprise -- the church pews were draped with quilts - old & new!  Isn't it just awesome - - I had to share pictures with you. 


Isn't it just neat!  Sorry I missed a few because some ladies began to take them down before I got my pictures.  The pews had been totally covered in the beginning.

Anyway, I thought it was an idea maybe someone else could use.

Our weather has cooled down a bit & rain is in the forecast; great!  Have a super week!


  1. What a fantastic way to display the quilts. They look great. I hope there was room for people to sit while you spoke!

  2. Actually, Joy, the talk & showing of my quilts was held in a totally different room in the church. It was a wonderful afternoon of sharing.

  3. Looks lovely. I love quilt shows in little churches.

  4. They have been hanging quilts on church pews in England since before the first world war...FYI

  5. I'm so glad that the tradition made it to the US. Thanks so much for your information.


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