Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I had an idea a month or so ago to do a civil war clothing display at the fair to help get the word out about our free community event - Heber Valley Civil War and Living History Weekend. I talked to the right people and it happened. It was a hit with the folks that came in to see the fair exhibits.

We, Amanda and I, set up a military section with some of her dad's uniforms. There were no Union represented, just the good ol' Rebels! Maybe next year! We had a few sabers, a musket, cartridge boxes, canteens, and the whole nine yards.

We had a section for the kids' clothing we have made for our children. We printed up some little information papers that we pinned to each garment to explain that piece. We also pinned some pictures of the garment on us, our kids, or the military guys. It was nice for the public to see how they look and fit on a body.

The ladies section was set for tea and quilting. the dresses are ones that Amanda and I have made. The gorgeous reproduction quilt in the background was made by my friend Deonn. It added that special touch! The ladies that volunteer and sit in the room said that there were so many comments and compliments about our display. That makes me happy, because it took Amanda and I 2 1/2 days to set it up and some VERY patient children!


Emiko said...

Very nice. It would have been fun to see it in person.

mom said...

It DOES look awesome.

Tori said...

You guys did an awesome job!!!!

corset hanger said...

Where did the corset go? did someone find it offensive? do they not know it took the giant to hang it so lovingly!!! LOL


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