Today I am packing the Battle Series quilts & getting ready to head to Clear Lake, Iowa, to present the Civil War talk to the guild there tomorrow. I am anxious to meet new quilting friends east of us!
We read through the minutes from the 100 years & learned that these women organized the club simply to socialize & support one another here in the country. Through the years they donated many dollars to orphanages & children's homes in Iowa even during the great depression & the world war years. There was not one word of "poor, pitiful me" even during those years. They simply gathered for the joy of being together; they played made-up games & contests, such as who could carry a bean on a knife the farthest or who could put the most beans in a cup on top of her head with a spoon! Yes, they knew how to entertain themselves.
|Quilt given to guest's grandmother in 1935|
Back to cooking dinner! Have a great evening!