Crisp leaves

Our community is so generous.  There were all those individuals who sent membership checks over the summer to support the Historical Village. Then there were the shoppers who came by for our September rummage and fabric sale.  One woman traveling from Pennsylvania was so taken with the fabric strips we had at the sale that she called after she got back home asking if she could buy more.  We were tickled with her interests and immediately arranged to have the fabric she wanted shipped to her. And nearly every week now, some one stops by the old school house on Friday when the women are quilting to make a donation.IMG_3182

Last week Donna Todd came in with a lovely old quilt top that she gave to the Historical Village quilters.  We are still discussing how it should be quilted.  Sally thinks this top was pieced around the 1930s.  No doubt it will be a wonder once it is laid out on the frame, all those vintage colors and patterns. We look forward to working on it.

Pam, a staunch Historical Village supporter from Oklahoma, who has sent numerous quilts over the years to be hand quilted, recently gave us fabrics as well as some hand stitched items for our winter bazaar.  Along with these treasures, she also sent two beautiful quilts we will work on this winter.  One, a lovely collection of rainbow colors, might just be my current personal favorite.

When people say it takes a village – it is obvious the community that supports the Historical Village in the Tobacco Valley is a village that stretches across the entire country.  The woman in Pennsylvania, Pam in Tulsa, and of course many people in Montana are all part of our village, helping with resources, quilts and volunteer efforts.  As we enjoy this autumn season, it indeed feels like a bountiful harvest.  Thank you.

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About tvh56

I mostly live in Eureka, Montana and write two blogs. One is for the Tobacco Valley Board of History, a group composed of the most remarkable older women who quilt weekly to raise funds to maintain the Historical Village. I had to capture their stories with words and photos. And when I began a traveling bookstore as a small business, well, it only made sense to write about that too.

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