These pictures come from a place called This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. (It's called that because it's at the mouth of the canyon where Brigham Young first saw the Salt Lake valley in 1847 and said "this is the place" where they would stay and build a city.)
The village consists of mostly-original structures relocated to recreate an early pioneer western settlement -think Mormon-pioneer version of Old Sturbridge Village or Williamsburg. I've shared pictures from here before.This time I had a little bit of time to run in the Utah Quilt Guild museum and catch a glimpse of their display of pioneer-era quilts. Quilts from this era are among my favorites- especially because of their resourceful, scrappy coolness.
Tiny hexagons and tiny flying geese.
This signature quilt was made about 1885 in Illinois and Tennessee and has the signatures of Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. Who knew they were quilters??
Log cabin made by Ellen Dougherty in 1870 in Illinois. Look at the pieced borders on this one. I've never seen something like it.
Another beauty: Rose of Sharon probably made in the 1850's in amazingly good condition.
And there you go.
And now, a moment of silence for the end of September. :(