The trees are turning spectacular shades of orange, red and yellow. Moulton Farm’s field and farm stand is filled with pumpkins. Weekends are spent apple picking at local orchards or going to the fairs. Columbus weekend in Keepsake Quilting country means the Sandwich Fair. A local autumn tradition since 1910, the Sandwich Fair used to be just on Columbus Day, now it’s a three-day event.
There’s so much to see and do at the fair. There are the animals, the parade, the rides, the tractor pulls, the entertainment, the food and the crafts, both for sale and on display. We’re proud to say that, over the years, many a Keepsake Quilting employee has won ribbons for outstanding pickles, pumpkins, jelly, cakes and quilts. This year Keepsake Quilting is pleased to be sponsoring the Quilts & Fiber display. For generations, the quilt display has been a favorite at the fair.
If you’re in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire the weekend before the fair, September 29 and 30, you’ll also be seeing some wonderful quilts at the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild annual quilt show at the Gilford Community Center in Gilford. The hours are Saturday 10–5 and Sunday 11–4. If you’re at the show, be sure to stop by the Keepsake Quilting table to say hello.
We’d love to have you drop into the quilt shop if you’re out and about New Hampshire’s Lakes region this fall. Of course we’d welcome you any time of the year. If you’d like to arrange a group or bus-tour visit with your quilting pals, contact Dawn Carlson (603-250-6645 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She’d be pleased to help you with the details.