The first stop at the Punta Gorda Quilt Show was a lecture on the care of antique quilts. I only caught the last couple minutes (so missed the bed turning), but after wrap-up an attendee brought out an antique crazy quilt to share. The quilt, dated 1881, was found among family possessions, but wasn't made by a family member. This was one of the nicest crazy quilts I've seen - mostly embroidered silks. I'm the caretaker of a family heirloom crazy quilt, but mine is the more typical velvet with fancy edge stitching. Each square of this quilt was special and included some cigar silks.
The year is stitched at left.
This is my favorite quilt from the show. Notice that two of the blocks are pieced a little differently than their neighbors.
Lastly, here's a picture postcard sunset. Glad I have this to remind me of sunshine and palm trees, because I'm not finding any at home in Indiana!