Friday, June 12, 2009

27 Million Strong - Quilters is the U.S. (so says MSNBC)

I was surfing the internet this morning and came across an article about the Elkhart Project, Quilt Gardens to attract tourists to Elkhart, Indiana. What an undertaking that was, 72 million tons of topsoil had to be moved to make the gardens slope so they could easily be seen and photographed. It is a gardener's paradise.

One of the statistics I read says there are 27 million quilters in the US and that many are also gardeners. So what a natural merge of these two skillsets to put quilts in a garden.
Then check out this link. Be sure to listen to the audio tours which cover some of the history of this event.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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