I don’t know whether to be excited or worried that some of the trees are beginning to bud. Farmer Tom is in the process of pruning and we are just keeping our fingers crossed that we will have fruit this year. It is always a gamble, no matter what the weather. That is the life of a farmer every year.
Our spring festival is scheduled for Friday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. We are looking for vendors, craft or food, as well as quilts to sell and/or display. We have been lucky the last 2 years to have some heirloom quilts over 100 years old. To look at the quality of work that was all done by hand makes you feel like a wimp for using a sewing machine. My grandmother and my great grandmother made quilts together, often using flour sacks for the fabric. I am so luck to have several of the quilts they made together. My grandmother did not meet and marry my grandmother until she was in her 30s and she was 39 when Mother was born in 1928, so many quilts were already made by then. She died before I was born, so her quilts are how I know her. I know many family have stories about quilts that were made by family members that are worth sharing.
If you would like to be a vendor or have a quilt to display and/or sell, call Sarah at 615-417-8628.