Festival of the Little Hills

The Festival of the Little Hills in St. Charles, Mo., started in the early ’70s and, back then, there were a lot of artisans demonstrating old time crafts.  Things have changed and I’m not sure how many demonstrate anymore. We didn’t see any demonstrators where we were. But, it’s still fun and we did enjoy the old time machines. I got a few pictures of them. There was an old Maytag washer, but the neatest thing was the shoelace maker. There were 16 thread spools turning in different directions, braiding the threads around a white core. It’s run on a turn of the century engine. We really enjoyed seeing that. As we were leaving the festival, there was a historic log cabin church called the 1791 Borremeo Church.  When you click on the link, there is a lot of great information about this little church.

If you get a chance to come to St. Charles, make sure to come the 3rd weekend of August to go the Festival of the Little Hills. To see it all, make it a full weekend there. You’ll really enjoy all the crafts, food, and music. IMG_0011

Maytag Washer

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Shoelace Machine

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1791 Borremeo Log Cabin Church

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Finished rag quilt & pretty Amy Butler fabrics

This quilt is ready to ship and can be found here ********************************************************

I just love Amy Butler fabrics, especially from her Love Collection.  The colors and prints are so bold and pretty!  This collection is very popular with my customers and I’m glad Amy Butler hasn’t discontinued it.  I can make any size quilt, from crib size to king.  I would love to talk with you about a rag quilt using these lovely fabrics.  

Squares are pinned and quilted ~~

working on a rag quilt

I started this quilt yesterday. It’ll go in my Etsy shop when it’s finished. Rows need to be sewn together next. Hopefully, I’ll find some time this weekend to get that done and start clipping seams.

all the squares pinned
all the squares pinned
quilted squares
quilted squares

aahh, all the squares quilted and ready to make rows
aahh, all the squares quilted and ready to make rows
rows ready to be sewn together
rows ready to be sewn together