Thursday, March 12, 2009


As a child I can remember my sister, Peggy, and I playing under the quilt that was stretched across our great-grandmother’s living room. Mattie (Martha Adams) and her friends would quilt most of the day. I still have several of the beautiful quilts she made. These are the quilts my mother had on her bed growing up in St. Louis. Others are well worn from decades of picnics on the lawn. Our grandchildren still play on them. That means they have lasted six generations.

Cindy Clifton, a talented local quilt maker, sent me the info on a show coming up in Queeny Park. If you don’t already have a family heirloom, this might be wonderful opportunity to purchase a quilt and start your own heirloom collection.

Thimble and Thread Quilt Expo 2009, March 20-22
"The Legacy of Quilting"

Queeny Park
550 Weidman Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011
Quilt Show Hours
Friday, March 20, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission $7.00 (access for all three days)
Children 6-12 $1.00, children under 6 are free
Special Exhibits include: Hoffman Fabrics, Challenge Quilts, Quilts from the Vatterott Family collection
**Check back here every Thursday for upcoming events around St. Louis! And feel free to email me at your design or horticulture event if you would like me to mention it!
Cindy writes:
Thanks! A small correction. Not sure if you can BUY any quilts at the show, but you can look at almost 300 of them made by our guild. Some of the exhibitors might have a few for sale.

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