Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Last weekend and this coming weekend, I was (and will be) busy selling things at the Great Oregon Steam-Up at the Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks, Oregon.  Part of our booth is pictured below and it is located in the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum.

The Steam-up event has been going on for 49 years and appeals mostly to men interested in antique steam operated equipment.  There are 14 museums including a John Deere Museum, Car Museum, Caterpillar Museum, Fire Truck Museum, etc.  People come from all over the USA for this.  Several years ago, a quilt show was started to have something that would interest the women who had accompanied their hubbies.  

Here are a couple of the quilts that are in the show.  I really like this house quilt and might add it to my long list of quilts that I would like to make some day!

This one is an antique quilt - about 100 years old.

To get to the museum, which is about 30 miles from home, we have to cross the Willamette River and we cross it by taking a ferry.  Here are a couple pictures of the details of taking the ferry.

Look close to see the prices they charge

For my string report, Here is what I have done so far on the spider quilt.  I didn't get very far this month.

I think I completed a total of 4 blocks, 2 of which are below.

We have had a lovely summer so far.  Hopefully, August will be nice as well.  It is usually the hottest month and we haven't reached 90ยบ yet, which we like.  


  1. Great progress on your string quilt, better than mine though I did start an entirely new string project. Crossed on that Wheatland Ferry many times, always so fun!

  2. How interesting! Love your spider web string quilt.

  3. It has been a fantastic summer for us in Central Oregon! No days over 100 yet and only a few over 90.
    I hope you had a successful sale.
    I love your spider blocks!! Even a little progress is progress!!

  4. Love your Spider blocks! Going to make an amazing quilt.

  5. Thanks for sharing the quilts, it was great to see that pineapple quilt.
    Your spiderweb blocks are great, it is such a fun quilt.
    hope you had a good craft fair.

  6. Looks like a fun weekend, and your booth looks great! Hope you sell lot of things. Your string quilt is looking great! Have lots of fun this weekend, and be careful! ---"Love"