|Orr's Island Old Schoolhouse|
First let me talk about a few of the quilts hanging inside the schoolhouse. The first is actually a pillow cover that depicts the family dog. It was made by Lisa Burke. The image draws one in and makes us feel as though we wish we could meet said dog.
|Portrait of family dog by Lisa Burke|
The second quilt that I was taken by shows a penguin family. It was appliqued by Shirley Freeman MacInnes and the design is loosely based on a National Geographic photo. The quilt is for sale.
|Penguin family by Shirley Freeman MacInnes|
The third quilt I really liked is one that the quilter had fun with, using up her scraps. The quilt was made by Susan Pearson and is based on a pattern by Lynne Tyler called "Flight of Fancy."
|"Flight of Fancy" by Susan Pearson|
Of course, the many quilts draped over the white fence outside had no provenance attached to them. They were pinned so they would not blow away and they sure looked nice blowing in the breeze.
|Quilts draped over cemetery fence entice passersby to stop for the quilt show|
One quilt was enchanting because it was made of a flannel cheater cloth that resembles a Crazy Quilt with snowmen.
|Flannel cheater cloth quilt with snowmen resembles a Crazy Quilt|
Two quilts were particularly striking. One is a pieced quilt and the other has appliqued circles and fabric that looks Japanese.
|Pieced quilt - maker unknown|
|Pieced and appliqued quilt - maker unknown|
After seeing the quilt show, we traveled three miles further to land's end and the gift shop at Bailey Island. We always enjoy seeing the statue that is dedicated to all fishermen. The man is holding a lobster.
|Statue dedicated to all fishermen - at Bailey Island, Maine (land's end)|
Speaking of lobster, I had a hankering for a bowl of Lobster Stew and Jim decided he wanted some Clam Chowder so on the way back we stopped at Cook's Restaurant and had a seat by the water to watch boats coming and going. We both splurged and topped off our meal with a slice of blueberry pie. Then it was time for the long trip home again. Good thing I brought my knitting with me. It served as a bit of a diversion. Hope you have enjoyed this short travelogue!