There's an octagon shaped house near where I live that was built in the 1800s. Ever since I saw the structure, I've wanted to go in and this was the perfect excuse for me to take a look. I took some pictures of some quilts on display there. I was so enamored by the quilts, that I forgot to take pictures of the house. Below are some of the quilts that were on display and caught my eye. There were some old and some new. I was especially impressed by the one that was a whole cloth quilt that had been completely cross stitched. I saw two different versions of this quilt with different colored threads used for the cross stitching. What a lot of work and love went into these quilts. I wish I had taken pictures of all of them along with the house. It was a nice little diversion from life and I even talked my husband into joining me. He really wanted to see them inside of the house as well. Here's a direct link to the group that is trying to save the house if you'd like to see a little bit of the history behind it. It was actually a stop on the Underground Railroad. Pretty cool! I apologize, but I didn't take pictures of the names of who made the quilts either. Next time!
The quilt below was the one that was crossed stitched. Incredible amount of work!