Monday, September 29, 2014

Beckwith Apple Orchard

When the days are bright with sunshine, the air is crisp and the leaves begin to turn, we take a trip to the the apple farm. Beckwith Apple Orchard is only a couple of miles away and so much fun to visit.  Check out how much Zoe has grown since 2013.  It looks to be about three or four inches!

The dahlias at the apple farm are all planted by an 80-year-old gentleman, Hal Hall.  Keep in mind that dahlia bulbs have to be dug up in the late fall, stored all winter and re-planted in the spring.  I think this is a labor of love and I thank him and his family for providing all this beauty for us to enjoy.

Fashionable Scarecrow!

We bought our apples, cider, and of course a piece of homemade apple pie.   So happy for our fall season in Kent and blessed to have this wonderful apple farm in our city!
Zoe made a new friend!  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Quilt News - Upcoming Streetsboro Quilt Show 2014

What do you think about most when fall arrives?  Cool weather, mums, planting bulbs, hearty soup, hot cider?  Well, yes, but as quilters, our thoughts mostly turn to upcoming fall quilt shows.  Yea!

About a year ago, to celebrate retirement, I joined the Streetsboro Quilt Guild.  They are sponsoring their yearly quilt show the first weekend in October.  Everyone looks forward to this show with all the fabulous quilts on display and of course the vendors.  Time to get new ideas and shop!

As a newer member of the guild, I volunteered to help with our raffle quilt this year . . . as a result, all the volunteers were featured in the paper along with the Civil War Baskets of Plenty Quilt.
Record Courier Article:  Sept. 11, 2014

Here is information about the show:
32nd Annual Judged Quilt Show
Friday, October 3rd - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 4th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
First Baptist Church in Streetsboro
Frost Road and St Rt 43

Anyone can enter a quilt or quilted item; the entry fee is $3.00 before Sept. 17 and $6.00 for late entrees.  You have the option to have your quilt judged or not judged. Click on the link below for further information.

Entry Forms are available online:  CLICK HERE FOR THE DIRECT LINK!

Mums on the porch
Autumn in the air