Block Ten and Setting: Goschenhoppen Gardens, Pennsylvania
Welcome to the third year of our exclusive Free Mystery Block of the Month by Pat Sloan! This year Pat's theme is 'The Secret Garden'. With travels back in time in Goschenhoppen, Pennsylvania! The past blocks and supply list are here.
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Pat Sloan on Block Ten and Settings
I love doing the blocks in two colorways so you can see how different fabric placements change up a block. Each time I do a new block in 2 colorways I see fabric in a whole new way!
NOTE – This is the end of the patterns & setting and I’m SO excited to see your final quilts, tops are good!
A few things,
So let's get to our garden...
I asked my Facebook group for recommendations of interesting gardens, and Pat G. shared the Goschenhoppen Gardens. This is the Henry Antes House from 1736. Pictured behind it the 18th century garden. I love the simplicity of this old colonial garden. Living in the North east for many years of my life, the colonial history is always intriguing to me.
A bonus is that the website has the museum's entire textile collection on line for free viewing! http://www.goschenhoppen.org/
Some history from their website,
“The Henry Antes House, located in the township of Upper Frederick, Pennsylvania, is the Historic House Museum of the the Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. The house is being preserved and restored to the period of Antes' lifetime as a living history museum. Designed and built by Henry Antes in 1736, this massive stone building is an excellent example of Germanic settlement houses. Two and one half centuries after its construction, the building is remarkably well preserved. With its steep roof containing two floors in the attic, three room floor plan and massive internal fireplace, this pre-1760's house preserves rare evidence of early cultural traditions in the settlement of the colonies. The house was also the site of frequent evangelical and political meetings held to promote understanding among colonists of different religion, culture and race. The Moravian school established here is recognized as one of the first interracial nonsectarian schools in the state of Pennsylvania.”
I’ve been fascinated with gardens since high school. One of the first things I planted were tomatoes in my parents back yard. I’m not sure what my mom thought of that! Years later when I had my own home I discovered Country living magazine, with lots of charm and a nod back to colonial roots. I grew dill, basil, green beans, and peppers of all kinds.
Later I shifted to just flowers, but I’m still forever fascinated with colonial gardens. You’ll sometimes see images like those Beeskeps, in my quilts. I hope you enjoy learning about this and schedule a visit!
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