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Autumn has rounded the corner and sent beautiful October weather to our hills. October gold is spread all over the landscape; gold that cannot be equaled even by the touch of King Midas. The turning leaves have a golden cast, the sunshine is pure gold out of a serene blue sky, and the earth echoes her golden treasures in the blooming coreopsis, the goldenrod, wild sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke.

The dandelion spreads gold dollars all over the lawn, and can be found almost any mild day...


Members of the Lamplighters Homemakers Club and the cathedral window quilt started by the late Mary Wilhelm.

In 1951 the "Elmhurst Better Homes" Homemakers Club saw the need for a club to meet in the evening to accommodate working women. Interested ladies from the Elmhurst and Sandpoint neighborhoods met on August 14, 1951 to make plans and to adopt the name "Lamplighters" and a new club was born. Currently Lamplighters has 17 members of all ages and meets on the third Tuesday of the month usually at a member's home. Like all...


Chief Richardville House - BLuffton Road

Fort Wayne's most unique fundraiser – the History Center's Buffalo Tro –takes place on September 27.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the Heritage Education Fund (HFE), which provides free admission to the History Center for area students grades K-12. Last year's attendance was over 7000 students.

"The past four school years have brought the four highest school group attendances since the organization first offered tours of the Old Swinney Homestead in 1927," said Todd Maxwell Pelfrey, History...


My wife loses a lot of things...until she finds them.

The Quiz
I pulled into Mike's to get my car washed and said to the attendant, "If you guess why I'm washing my car, I'll give you ten bucks."
"Because it's dirty."
"Because there's bird poop on your roof."
"I didn't know that, but nope."
"Because your wife made you."
"Okay, I give up."
"Because we need the rain.

Their Day
If Congress was to set aside a day in their honor...I would suggest April 1st.
Do you think I'm being too easy on...


The little wild asters are making their appearance now, leaning over the creek as if watching the yellow leaves floating by. These are the blue-petaled flowers with yellow centers, probably the New England aster. They grow in clumps this time of year in wet thickets, meadows and swamps.

There are so many varieties of wild asters, from the calico aster which is distinguished by the fact that they are at first yellow, and later turn purplish-red. Sometimes there are several colors on one plant...


Feathers Aglow by Judith Thompson was inspired by traditional quilt designs and techniques.


Happy Autumn! As the days begin to grow shorter and the nights stretch longer, I look back over this busy past summer. So much accomplished---so much to do. The Born Again Quilts façade project is only minor adjustments away from completion, quilts have been completed or restored and community and church groups have gained knowledge on how best to keep their quilts healthy and properly stored. As many projects have been completed, many more...


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