When we moved into our home over 40 years ago – our neighbor at the time was a local legend – Ruth Snow Bowen, one of the foremost quilt makers in Connecticut. Her home was known as The Quilt Shop. One of her favorite quilt patterns was the “Grandmother’s Flower Garden”. I am privileged to own the very last quilt that she completed in that pattern, and will have it on display in my home for CT OPEN HOUSE 2015. “Her home called the Gurley Tavern, c. 1822 was built as a stagecoach inn the year Chaplin was incorporated. In the photo to the right you can see the molded pilasters with decorated capitals that frame the entryway. The Chaplin Post Office was located in the downstairs north parlor from 1950 to 1965.” (Historic Homes of Chaplin Village by Johanna Philbrick). Here is a better view of one of the lovely and inviting side entrances;
So, in the tradition of having a Quilt Maker in Chaplin the “Quilt Shop” logo seems to have moved to my home @ 44 Chaplin Street. Where I, like Ruth design and hand stitch original art work.