Saturday, November 06, 2010

To Memphis for a quilt show

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         We when to Memphis today to check out the Davies Manor Plantation Quilt Show, partially because Maria loves quilts and also because she has a quilt in the show – her jack-o-lantern quilt.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         The centerpiece of the plantation is the Davies Manor. We passed a sign at the end of the driveway that I think proclaimed it’s the oldest structure in Shelby County, which is where Memphis is situated. The home started as a one-room log cabin sometime in the 1830s. The web site says:

Between 1831 and 1837, Joel W. Royster made additions to the house, including the addition of a dogtrot, full extension of the loft above the “parlor” and the two story bedroom area on the east side.  In the 1860’s, the present dining room was added to house.  The present kitchen was added after 1950.

Vintage quilts were exhibited in the house and contemporary quilts were exhibited in an outbuilding.


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