Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quilts and more

I mentioned in my last post that We went to a really cute town filled with adorable shops and antique stores. I think it was Glendale, but the name just flew out of my brain. I though you might like to see some of the quilts I came across.


Just a little bit about the town we stayed in, Elizabethtown, KY. The biggest name to hail from there is Abraham Lincoln. Thomas Lincoln, Abraham's father was a skilled carpenter and furniture maker. In 1809 the Thomas Lincoln family was living on the Sinking Spring farm. There they welcomed Abraham, named after his grandfather, on Feb. 12. Eventually the Lincoln family settled in Cole's County, Illinois. The home that Thomas built:

Across the road from the home.

I feel like I came home knowing a bit more history than when I left. A great trip even though I didn't quilt. LOL
Happy stitching


  1. Gosh I'd love to visit these places as I have a real interest in US History. The quilts are beautiful.

  2. Wow! I knew Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but didn't know there was anything there to see. That's very neat.

  3. Like that last quilt - a combo of Catheral Window and hand embroidery!


  4. some lovely quilts - and some wonderful historical info

  5. I've never been to Kentucky, and have always wanted to go! Maybe someday! What beautiful quilts; thanks for sharing. I have a Grandmother's Flower Garden, made by my aunt, that has that same green diamond garden path; I don't see many like that around here! ---"Love"