Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cool Quilts!


Ahhhh.....I could sure get used to the retired life! My adventure in travelling alone with a wrecked wrist is going just fine. My mom is doing great -

This is Mom with a friend of hers..... her life is vastly different from mine and it's fun to see her friends, her stomping grounds and her pastimes. She was patient enough to accompany me when I caught word of a "Quilt Walk" in the next nearest town, 40 miles south. In Panguitch one hard winter over a hundred years ago, the pioneer families were running low on supplies and were in danger of starvation. Six men set out with an oxcart to find food for their famlies. Finding the deep snow too difficult (maybe impossible?) they discovered that they could make good headway by spreading their quilts on the snow and walking over them. In this manner they travelled a lot of miles for supplies. To honor this, the tiny town of Panguitch holds an annual Quilt Walk Days, and it's a doozy! The entire tiny town decorates with quilts!

The Social Hall, smack middle of Main St. Across the street is a tiny park-like area, decorated with what else, quilts.
The local guild put on a show complete with vendors, and I did my duty towards stimulating the economy! The show was not judged and many of the quilts probably wouldn't be considered in judging, but they were wonderful nonetheless. Thick puffy batts are preferred, and there was a lot more hand quilting done than we'd see around my area. One of the vendors had fat quarters for ONE dollar!! My poor Mom's eyes bugged out as she held my bag and I shoveled -- lol! I have more treasures to show you, but it'll have to wait till I get home. I head back to Vegas on Tuesday, and fly home in the middle of the night. (!) There was a story in the paper about some party causing a bit of trouble in Vegas....someone with a Red Geranium in her lapel............

8 comments:

Fabricfaire said...

WOW!!! So good to hear of your happy adventures w/Mom!!! That town looks so cosy. FQ's for a $!!! Now thats what I call fun!!
Can't get that bargin in L.V.!xo

Leslie said...

What a great picture of your mom and her friend, so quintessentially her! We here at home await your return. It's been way too quiet in my mailbox!
Happy trails.

Mar said...

good to see you are having a good time!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'd be shoveling FQ's at those prices, too! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful mother-daughter adventure.

Bren said...

What a wonderful thing..that Quilt Walk. I love the pic of your mom and her friend. Hmmmm, I want to hear more about the lady with the red geranium in her lapel.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

ROFLOL!!!!!!!!!! OMG they didn't put me in the paper?? They promised me they wouldnt. LOL!!! You should have seen my eyes as I was reading your post and I saw that!! You got me!!
The Quilt Walk sound so interesting to me.

lyn said...

Hi Su Bee, thank you for sharing your story with us. I loved seeing the quilts in town. Regards Lyn

julieQ said...

How fun! What a wonderful walking adventure with your mom...and some bargains, sounds like, too!