We have a song in our church that the children love to sing. It's called "Popcorn Popping on The Apricot Tree". When I see the blossoms on the trees I always think of this song, and begin to sing it right out loud.
Tonight we had a special dinner and program for the women in our church. For decorations they asked the members of our congregation to bring quilts that either they had made, or a family member had made.
During the program we had two speakers. One was from our historical society. She told of the history of St. George, and the sacrifices the women of this area made to help settle our city. Our second speaker was a city employee who spoke of the exciting things going on in St.George today.
The first settlers arrived during the Civil War. The cotton industry was in ruins, so attempts were made to grow cotton in Southern Utah. Silk worms were brought in, too. Neither survived the harsh conditions and weather.
Some of the quilts that were on display were new, and some were very old.
This star quilt is from the Civil War period, about 1865.
A family quilt made in tribute to a grandmother.
A Grandmother's Flower Garden
I had not seen this pattern before. The explanation said it was made of scraps of old shirts, dresses and aprons. This quilt was made by "Norma's grandmother" and I think Norma is a great- grandmother herself.