Sister, Margaret has long been my quilting mentor, and we love talking all things quilting. Every year she participates in the creation of a work-of-art quilt to donate to the Mennonite relief Sale in New Hamburg, Ontario. I have always wanted to attend this amazing event, yet another reason that the reunion was planned for the 3rd week in May. Hundreds of beautiful quilts are donated and this auction goes off like a well-oiled machine. A highlight of this day is watching the creation and sale of delicious strawberry pies - sold by the piece or whole, these beauties disappeared in the blink of an eye, but you can be sure we stood in line to have a piece. All but one pie is sold and then tradition has it that it be auctioned off. This years "last pie" went for $445. This auction was really fun to watch as the high-bidding older couple were sitting right near us. Meanwhile we were ogling all the beautiful quilts and the show that is the auction. LM was outside standing in line for freshly made donuts, although he did join us for the last half of the auction and loved it. This is entirely run by local Mennonites, and a fine example of teamwork.
This quilt drew a lot of interest and was called a "John Deere" quilt for its colors.
Of course, you would know that this cat quilt was of great interest to the sisters!! It really was striking.
Some nice afternoon sun coming in to the dining room!
Love those shoes!
The rocking chair was a gift to Margaret & jerry when Margaret gave birth to Emily in 1978!
The "kids" table - Anne, Ellie, Emmy and Emmy's boyfriend, Matt