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MaryJane’s Chapter Quilt

by Scott Smith

My friend Cammie and I signed up as a “Farmgirl Chapter” and I made a quilt square for the Chapter Quilt that was displayed at the Farm Fair MaryJane Butters holds at her place in Idaho annually (I think that this was the second?). It seems like it would be a really fun thing to go to but Idaho is a long drive from Michigan, so my square got to be there in my stead. Mine is the one in the lower, left hand corner. I’m really, really sorry now that I forgot to take a picture of it before I mailed it off.


Gloria Walls of Texas pieced and quilted the quilt out of the goodness of her heart. She has a quilting business called “Strawberry House Quilting.” Here is an excerpt from her brochure:

“Happiness is finishing and owning a quilt! Have you always wanted a beautiful quilt for your bed, a guest bed or even your sofa? Well we could design one or pick an old favorite, with your special colors. It can be done! Or do you have a quilt top ready to be quilted? We could also get that completed. Sandwiched with batting, backing and finished off with a binding! Maybe you have an old family quilt top that needs finishing–just call me! Together we can get it finished.”

The picture and excerpt were taken from MaryJane’s Farmgirl Connection.


I love a parade…

by Scott Smith

…not really. Generally speaking I hate parades. However, in the spirit of being part of a community I dragged myself all the way to the parade route which took me all of two minutes on foot. I’m glad I went and I really enjoyed myself in spite of the hot weather. I was very impressed with the parade that this small town puts on and the number of people who turn out to see it. They had all of the parade requirements covered.

There were beauty queens…


Fire Trucks…

Little horses…

Big horses…

And of course, the one thing that no self respecting parade can be without…