Monday, September 14, 2015

Steeped in Stitches in Connecticut

Members of SAQA CT & MA/RI

It was a lovely afternoon for tea and quilt viewing in northwestern Connecticut on Saturday. Catherine Whall Smith and Barbara Coleman Adams, CT's reps, organized what they call a "Gathering", or an unofficial meeting around a quilt show by the members of the CT Fiber Arts Collective held in a pastoral setting of the Phelps Hathaway House in Suffield. Set in the massive barn on the property, the members gave a walking tour of their quilts. MA/RI members were invited to attend and I & Francesca Lenville of Massachusetts were able to join them. A delicious tea was served in the Summer House, an open air dining area, on the property. Activities ran all day long with a book reading, museum tours, raffles, the tea luncheon, gallery walking tour and a best hat contest. It was a great way to meet and talk with our many talented neighbors in Connecticut. Thank you for the invite and I hope we can reciprocate in the future.

Quilt show hanging in the barn

Barbara and Catherine 

Rosalind Spann with "Club Notes" 

"Flower Power" by Karen Loprete

Carol Eaton, who brought her hand dyes to sell, with her piece, "My Peaceful Place" 

Tea and lunch in the Summer House

The formal garden next to the main house at the Phelps Hathaway House

Thank you to all involved for the invite and the experience!

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