It seems “Back in the Day” that the town was founded In 1766 as Wing's Falls for Abraham Wing – the leader of the group of Quakers who established the permanent settlement – and for the falls on the Hudson River. Wing's claim to the name of the falls and the hamlet was transferred to Colonel Johannes Glen of Schenectady in 1788, either on collection of a debt, as a result of a game of cards, or in exchange for hosting a party for mutual friends, depending on which local legend is believed.
Interesting bit of history! So the Wings Falls Quilters have their name to honor the founder who lost his claim to the town by losing a game of cards. You can see why I so love history!
Charlotte’s Baskets is a small quilt with only 16 blocks, but those blocks have many many pieces and are surrounded by string quilting turning them on point…we had a lovely day of cutting, piecing, pressing, talking, laughing, joking ---several of our quilters were from outside of the guild with some as far away as Connecticut, and other parts of New York State.
This first picture is Cecilia! So fun to spend the day with her, she is one of the gals who joined us from far away and we wound up staying in the same hotel! Her baskets just glow!
Charlotte’s Baskets is found in my book, String Fling, for those wanting to know!
And let’s get right on to the slide show. If you can’t view it on your mobile device, simply click the image below to be taken directly to the photo album.
|Charlotte's Baskets, Glens Falls, NY 2013|
This morning it's a bit rainy and drippy outside...our guild meeting with my lecture & trunk show is this morning, and who knows what we will get up to this afternoon as it all depends on the weather! We will have a good time no matter what we get up to.
Tomorrow -- I'm headed home and will be back in North Carolina by 3pm and am looking forward to a Mother's Day afternoon and evening with both of my boys home!
Happy Mothers Day Weekend, everyone!