Down on the Farm

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Last year we began a new family tradition based on a love of all things quilted and all creatures… great and small. My daughter, Sabrina, and her husband Dale and their two boys have a membership at Lake Metroparks FarmPark in Lake County, Ohio. Each year the park hosts a huge quilt show from mid February through the end of March. It is an amazing display of artwork from full size quilts to small wall hangings.

We took off for the event in early March on a beautiful, warm, sunny day. It was an absolute feast for the eyes! My favorite quilts are, of course, those that are hand quilted. The texture of this ancient art form is amazing. The quilts have depth and exude the loving care put into each stitch. Not that the machine quilted ones aren’t pretty, they just don’t have the same soft, warm, homespun feel to me.

We perused every quilt and admired the details of each. Soda (8) and Cooper (6) enjoyed the event as much as the adults. Everyone picked out their favorites, as you can see in the [pictures below. We broke up the tour of quilts with a visit to the farm part of the park where we found a myriad of baby animals and horses (my favorite). It was one of the maple sugaring weekends as well, so we toured the sugar barn and indulged in samples of the candy, syrup and maple stirs. Then it was back to the quilt show for more feasting on the colors and textures it had to offer.

It was a great day that got everyone’s creative juices flowing. Can’t wait for next year!

Quilts 1 & 2

Quilt 3 & Farm

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