Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

About a year ago, my husband and I heard about a self-guided tour in a nearby county in which you search for quilt squares on barns and buildings. We decided that Mother's Day was the perfect day for such a Sunday drive. My dh printed off maps of the quilt square locations, set up the DVD player in the car for kiddos, packed snacks and we picked up my Mother for a leisurely country drive. 

It turned out to be a fun adventure. We were only able to see about 15 quilt squares due to a late start on our journey. We only saw the ones in a small town and did not go off to find all of the ones in the county. However, it was lots of fun and nice to see another small town we had never seen. This small town was the county seat and very pretty, with buildings dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. We look forward to going back some other time to see the several dozen more we did not see.

This one, depicting a house with a quilt on it, was on a real estate building.

On the county courthouse.

This quilt is called Roses and is on the county library building, dated 1833.

There were also many nice murals in the town. 
The kids like this one of the yellow brick road
and the Wizard of Oz characters the best.

I hope all of you had a nice and peaceful Mother's Day!

My Mom and me.



  1. Happy be-lated Mothers Day. That sounded like a wonderfully perfect day. What a fun thing to do and know there is more to discover in the future too. [0=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  2. What a fabulous way to spend Mother's Day!
    It is such a blessing for you to be able to see your Mom, too.

  3. What a lovely outing! I sure would have enjoyed that. Quilting is so much fun and each block has such lovely history ( its like school without books!)

  4. What fun! I remember reading about this in Our State, but haven't seen those myself. It sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day!