The city of Lebanon, which was once a popular stagecoach stop, was laid out in 1802. The Golden Lamb, established in 1803, is the oldest inn in continual operation in Ohio. Over the years many important people, including 12 US presidents, have stayed there. Even today you can go there for dinner or to spend the night. Each room is named after a famous guest. You can take a virtual tour of the Golden Lamb here and see the beautiful antique furnishings.
The quilt show was a block away at the Warren County Historical Society Museum. When you enter the museum, you are in the Village Green which transports you back in time with displays of lovely storefronts. Some of my favorites are the millinery, the clock, and the silver shops. It’s fun to stare in the shop windows and imagine life as it once was. Upstairs are some display rooms including several devoted to the Shakers. Click on this link to see some of the displays.
Here are some of antique quilts that were on display.
Here is a better view looking down at the quilt show....sorry about the issues with the lights. There didn't seem to be a way to avoid them.Here's a view of one of the rooms on the second floor--just wish the quilt on the bed would show up better.I couldn't resist a photo of the lady of the house. This also gives you a better glimpse of the quilt on the bed.Look at what I found--this darling elephant, a tiny threadwinder, and some old bone buttons. If you saw the elephant, would you have guessed his purpose, or would you have thought him to be a child’s toy?
On the needlework front, I have completed assembling my new class kits for Missouri and have also been working on my PowerPoint class presentation. I’ve even gotten in a few stitches on the L. Haworth sampler, and I’ve been dreaming about Mrs. Waddelow and her future. I’m thinking of a basket with more needlework accessories. Wouldn’t that be fun?