I'm sure most of you know that I'm originally from Canada. I returned to this country to buy a business with my now ex-husband and two other partners. We purchased a hotel and transformed it into a nine bedroom bed and breakfast. The reason I'm telling you this is because I want to show you the quilts that were made to cover the beds at the Manor. These quilts are still at the Manor accept one that I have kept for myself as it has a very personal story behind it.
All of the quilts at the Manor have Warm and Natural for the wadding and only the quilt in Room 2 was made while I was one of the owners/proprietors of the business. I certainly didn't have much time for sewing back then.
This is the only quilt that was created while I was at the Manor. Across the top of the quilt just under the pillow and in the middle, is a paper-pieced Purple Iris. The rest of the quilt was built around this block.
This sampler was done in Canada and it was a block of the month that I did with about 20 other quilters in the north of Ontario.
The block of the month started in January 1999, and with all the blocks completed by December of that year, the layering and quilting would take place in 2000, so this quilt was aptly named. It was handed quilted by another quilt group and the money raised went to their favourite charity. My son and daughter in law were married in the year 2000, so their 10th wedding anniversary quilt, which I made for them last year, was created using the same twelve blocks and of course a completely different colour scheme.
Since this picture was taken this room has had a complete makeover and is now a much softer cream colour.
The last of the quilts at the Manor is in Room #9. Shown above on the right is the Panzy Patch quilt and is a super king size. Room #8 has a four poster bed and the large brocade throw on that bed helps to create the ambiance in the room and won't be changed anytime in the future.
So here you have them....all the quilts that are still at Lowbyer Manor in Alston, and a few others, where I was once an owner for about 26 months. It was only due to severe personal reasons that all this came to an end much too soon.
So I think that's about all the chatting I'll be doing this evening, so I'm off to bed, once I here from my partner. It's been one of those nights for him.