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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hexie Update

Blogging will be sporadic this week as it's Fair week and I won't be home (quilting) very much.

Saturday I wore Mom's Civil War dress while I worked in the Griffith House, which is the 1806 building on the fair grounds where the historical exhibits are housed. The front room is decorated in a different theme every year and this year, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the CW, it's decorated to represent the US Christian Commission. The USCC was started by the YMCA as a religious group but they soon realized the soldiers needed supplies. The ladies made bandages, pillowcases, socks and quilts to be sent along with eggs, potatoes, apples and other foods. Everything was sent in wooden boxes with letters the ladies had written. Does this sound familiar at all to anything modern? The USCC eventually evolved into the Red Cross. I'll try to get a picture of the room this week.

This picture of me was taken with my cell in the evening. I'll be in the dress again Friday so I'll try for a better photo. This is the front of the Griffith House and a repro-CW flag.

While I was working (making sure nothing is stolen and people sign the guest book) I was working on my hexies. I explained that EPP is an old technique but my fabrics were too modern. Since I was stitching large sections together, people often saw the back side and thought it was beautiful. It's even better from the front. Oh and I think I have 2 new converts!!!


wella said...

I love history. think we might try and come again Friday or Saturday if Rebecca isn't too tired

Denise :) said...

I love you in costume! What fun! your hexies are so pretty... You are a quilting machine, aren't you?!? :)