Sunday, April 30, 2017
last month on the Bulloch Hall 35th Quilt Show. I was hoping to come back earlier to write this post but have barely been on the computer because of our future move. We did move more furniture and boxes to Nashville but still have a long way to go to be finished - several months, at least. But to get back to the quilt show - as we arrived upstairs in the Bulloch Hall mansion one quilt, no. 80, was exhibited in the hall and quite striking. It is called "The Bride wore Red" by Kay Donges who says "I wanted to create a quilt using sparkly fabric in my favorite color (red.) I envisioned an Indian bride. Red is the color of life - a new life. A wedding indicates a significant change in the life of a traditional Indian woman."
Last year in my post about the 34th Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall, I showed a book, exhibited in Mittie's Bedroom, (click here) entitled "Mittie and Thee - An 1853 Roosevelt Romance." Written by M. Huddleston and Gwendolyn I. Koehler, it is the romance between Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. and Mittie Bulloch. They became the parents of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the 26th President of the United States. The courtship was shown through their letters. This year, the second volume, written by the same authors, is entitled "Between the Wedding and the War: The Bulloch Roosevelt Letters - 1854-1860." It is the continuing saga of the two families, the Roosevelts of New York, and the Bullochs of Georgia, during the Civil War. It gives an historical view of the antebellum society from the south and the north of the United States at the time. This year the book was exhibited on a table in the Sewing Room. Unfortunately, we missed going into Mittie's Bedroom because we ran out of time.