I'd like to thank Carol for hosting this Hop. I have a lot of 'guys' in the family as well as make sure there are masculine quilts in the shop.
I had plans for my post, but changed with the suden passing of my eldest brother. Thus I dedicate to John Ralph Vrooman who was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, hunting, took painstaking care of the place (was always on that mower), and had a strong fondness of the mountain regions around our Valley - the Catskills and the Adirondacks.
I had hoped to get the Lincoln quilt done for this hop. This is a replica of the Lincoln Quilt in the Nebraska Museum. Shirting from bro-bro (and my boys) are in this quilt.
The train quilt didn't get done either. My bro and SIL went on one of the Adirondack Train treks one fall and there was a freak storm that covered the tracks with trees/snow that they couldn't go forward or backward. It took several hours for rescue and then busing back to where their cars were. A train ride to remember.
I made two of Lorna's Bear Walking quilt pattern. This reminds me of when my bro discovered the old bear off the mountain came down to eat out of the bird feeders in his back yard. We let him bend the feeder's bars down right into a semi-circle and sat right in the middle dipping in each one as desired. Once he was done, he ambled off up the mountain - never did it again. Of course bro had to get new bars for poles for the feeders.
And the moose quilt has a story. My Dad and bro were on hunting trip and a moose came into the road and got MAD at the car. My Dad always said 'don't goose the moose' long after that - don't piss someone off!
Hung on one of the stacks of wood for the several wood stoves on the farm - bro-bro's job for many year.
There are many more men's quilts, but I will end with this photo of a tavern in the Adirondacks that my bro and SIL came upon on there many travels into the region.
Please be sure to visit all the wonderful and creative folks along this hop: