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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Circa 1880 Nine Patch Blocks - Ooops!

I checked my blog and realized I forgot to post block photos on Monday.  I thought I had taken care of that before I went out of town.  Too busy lately.  Sorry I forgot.  I think I'm back on track with the block postings, but if not...forgive me!  

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Sauder Village, a living history museum in Archbold, OH.  I gave lectures and did a few workshops to a great group of women.  What a pleasure spending the day with quilters as we learn and share our passion for quilting with one another! Really loved meeting everyone there.  

While I had some spare time, I wandered around the quilt show.  Gorgeous quilts on display for all to enjoy.  I turned the corner and was shocked to see Mrs. Miller's Apprentice on a quilt frame being hand quilted while we watched!!!  

I don't hand quilt much as I'm a beginner, and have never sat at a frame like this.  I was totally intrigued!  It was so great to talk with the ladies who were hand quilting.  They had a lot of  quilting experience for sure and I just tried to soak it all in.  Love watching their hands quilt as women have for a hundred years plus!
I L*O*V*E the border design they chose.  So sweet and perfect for how the two borders meet. 

There is a whole lot to do at Sauder Village.  The quilt shop is on premises inside the village with acres of old buildings and homes with reenactors working with wood, spinning wool, making things as they would have way back when.  There is full restaurant, and a bakery that sells yummy cookies, oh, and the pies are to die for!  You can stay at the Sauder Heritage Hotel as well.  If you get a chance, don't miss visiting.  By the way....a little birdie told me Lisa Bongean is next year's national teacher!

Back to market prep.  Watch for 3 new pattern releases very soon!!  


  1. What a thrill to see your own design in the frame.
    Mom had me hand quilting in my early teens, before I had ever done any piecing, so it is pretty much second nature to me now. It is a very soothing activity, but takes a lot of time. :)

  2. The quilt show at Sauder Farms never disappoints. I wish I could have worked it out to take one of your classes this year.

  3. What a nice thing to see while there Pam. I love watching quilters sitting at a frame like that. Beautiful quilting being done on Mrs. Millers Apprentice. I hope to go there someday.

  4. Thank you SO much for coming and being our guest speaker! I LOVED taking both of your classes. I learned so much from you! And your book is totally AWESOME. IT HAS SO MANY WONDERFUL TIPS AND TRICKS❣️ We are still plugging away at your Mrs. Miller BOM and cannot wait until it’s all done and on my bed. You are such a kind and beautiful person, thank you for coming to Sauder Village and hope you come again❣️❣️