Catherine Whall Smith . . . August “Grab and Go”

August 2022 Bicentennial Quilt of the Month

The “Murphy House” @ 96 Chaplin Street, Chaplin, CT

During the years that we have lived in Chaplin since 1974 this home at 96 Chaplin Street has changed owners three times.    I photograghed this house because I enjoyed seeing the American flag hung from the front porch. When Mrs. Murphy lived there the back of the house did not have a back porch/ deck to sit on.  Now it does for a pleasant out door experience. By my count there are 18 interesting porches on Chaplin Street, front, side or back they add living and social gathering spaces. 

The quilt that I decided to hang for the month of August is “Grab and Go”! because it is typical of this time of  Summer.  When hay fields are being cut, stacked, rolled up and taken away to be stored either in white plastic or in a barn. This quilt has been shown many times, including in 2016 – @ The Nor’Easter: 46th Annual Juried Members Exhibition. New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Machine pieced, hand quilted. Includes my photo image of a Bassett’s Bridge Farm in Mansfield, CT. Digitally printed on treated cotton.  All cotton materials, screen print by CWSmith.

NOTE: If you are looking for more quilts to view check out Local Color: A Connecticut Welcome (SAQACT Regional Quilt Show) – on view at the Windham Textile & History Museum Willimantic, CT from Friday, August 5th, through Sunday, September 25th, 2022.

PLUS ENJOY these up-coming events at the Windham Textile & History Museum, Willimantic, CT

  • Friday, August 5th QUILT SQUARES 1 – 3 pm in Dugan Mill 157 Union Street, Willimantic, CT Learn about quilts while you make your own geometric paper quilt. Children ages 5- 19. Event is free.
  • Friday – Saturday August 19th, 20th – Crazy Quilt Book Sale 9 – 4. Dugan Mill. Don’t Miss out on the bargains. Admission FREE
  • Saturday , August 27th: PUT A PIN IN IT. a Quilting Expo at the Mill Museum 10-am – 4 pm in Dugan Mill Demos, lectures, vendors, and classes in both the main museum building and Dugan Mill. Classes will include English Paper Piecing and Crazy Quilting with kits available to purchase. Tickets are free with museum admission.

Stay Safe . . . . Smith Stitch Studio –


About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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