If you didn’t get to Art Quilt Elements 2022 this past week-end, well, here is the link to the art quilts in this show; http://www.artquiltelements.org/aqe-2022-online-exhibition/
And below I shared my journey to complete my piece – “Cut Stitch Sew” 60 H X 96W.
Back to “Normal” I just visited our local library and hung the April Chaplin Bicentennial Quilt of the Month along with the (12H x 12W) Fiber Art of one of the Historic homes on Chaplin Street. For April I picked The “old” Parsonage @ 60 Chaplin Street and hung my quilt “Storm Coming on Rte 66″(28H x 35W). This quilt is part of my “Balancing Acts” series – I took the photo image in this quilt while on rte 66 in Hebron Center, CT and digitally printed it on treated cotton. This piece is machine pieced and hand quilted, no pattern.
History of the OLD PARSONAGE – “On March 3, 1836, a committee was formed to procure a house for a parsonage. The committee members were Darius Knight, Jared Clark, and Jonathan H. Ashley. Another committee was formed on August 31, 1836. The members were Darius Knight, John Ross, James Utley, Jared Clark, and Orin Witer. It was decided that the minister would pay 6% of cost of rental. The land was purchased in 1837, from Luther Ripley, for $17.00, and the parsonage was erected on it. The cost was $1400.00 and the rent $84.00 per year. Erastus Dickinson was ordained as pastor in 1837, at a salary of $500.00.” (page 12 The Chaplin Congregational Church Chaplin, Connecticut – Historical Home Tour June 1970). Eventually the old parsonage was sold and became a family home as it remains today. Stay Safe . . . . Smith Stitch Studio https://catherinewhallsmith.com/