Category Archives: Events

Sky Meadows Fall Farm Festival

On October 29 and 30 we will participate in the Fall Farm Festival at Sky Meadows State Park.  The Festival is held every year on the weekends in October, with a different emphasis for every weekend.  We are included in the history weekend.  Come visit us there.

Bluemont Concert

Every year we sell refreshments at one of the Bluemont Concerts which take place weekly during the summer on Saturday evenings. This year “our” concert was the last of the season and the group was the Flaming Shillelaghs. We listened to a delightful evening of Celtic music.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Mother’s Day at Sky Meadow

We were asked to do a quilting demo at Sky Meadows State Park in conjunction with their Mother’s Day activities. They were serving tea in Bleak House, and we sat on the back porch looking out over the valley. Aside from being a bit chilly when the wind picked up, we spent a very pleasant afternoon doing hand work and chatting with park visitors.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Sky Meadows Civil War Weekend

This past weekend we again participated in the  Civil War Weekend at Sky Meadows State Park.  The weekend is part of the park’s Fall Farm Festival and is designed to  illustrate what life was like on Virginia farms during the Civil War.   Once again we dealt with unsettled weather:  last year snow on Saturday, this year the approach of Hurricane Sandy.  Since we were set up in the old wash house with a fireplace, we were warm and cozy in spite of the weather.  On Sunday afternoon Tim Seaman moved his hammer dulcimer into the wash house with us and played lovely concert for FCQ volunteers and park visitors.

Occasional showers on Sunday caused us to keep  quilts inside, but on Saturday we were able to display them outside.  We hope you enjoy the slide show.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.