It is off to the printer!! Can you hear me screaming in delight from where you are?? I’ll post a link to preorder the book through Oblong Books as soon as I have it. Soon!!!
Happy New Year! This is the year, people. Really really. Do or don’t. Whether I’m happy with it or not, this book is getting published. I will probably have to self-publish as I’m unsure if anyone would want to get on board with such a geographically-specific topic, but I’ll give it a shot.
What has two thumbs and has not totally forgotten it’s writing a book? THIS GAL! The book has been on hiatus, and I thought I should talk about that honestly. I got cold feet as I got closer to being done writing it. Much of that has to do with footnotes! I can’t decide which… Continue reading Not Dead Yet
In my quest to understand more about how the people on the quilt thought and felt about the world around them, I’m reading through the 1903 Pine Plains Register newspaper. I started a while ago, but 1) I’m lazy and 2) the microfilm machine rests on its film cabinet with no space for legs or… Continue reading Pine Plains Register
I will be speaking about the quilt at the 150th anniversary celebration of the Jackson Corners Vigilant Association for the Detection of Horse Thieves, Sunday November 18th at 4PM. See below flier for details. Seven men named on the quilt were members in 1903 and I’m going to chat about them at the event. I… Continue reading Jackson Corners Vigilant Association
On Sunday, September 16th I attended the Rock City Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary service as a guest of Rhinebeck Town Historian and church organist Nancy Kelly. Congregation founder John G. Schultz donated the land and built the church in 1868. Milan History uploaded an 8mm movie to their youtube channel shot during the Church’s 100th… Continue reading Rock City Lutheran celebrates 150 years
I’ve done a good amount of research about the Jackson Corners Grange (1901-1975)—more than is useful to the book. Thanks to New York State Grange President Stephen Coye I learned that there are no records held by his organization for this Grange other than the application paper and report of officers, the last of which… Continue reading Status Update, September 2018
Before I discovered proof that the quilt was created for the benefit of the Jackson Corners Methodist Church’s then pastor Rev. W.L. Cadman, I had thought that perhaps it was made for the local Grange as there were so many folks named on it that were members. The Grange in 1903 was one of the… Continue reading The Grange
This Saturday (April 7th, 2018), I’ll be talking the ears of anyone who will listen about the book at the Town of Milan Bicentennial event. The address sounds out there, but the town hall is just west of the gas station near the Taconic Parkway off Rt 199 between Pine Plains and Red Hook. Can’t… Continue reading Town of Milan Bicentennial event 4/7/2018
I’ve added a new page with the index of names that appear on the quilt. Use the “Index of Names” link above to check it out. Recognize someone? Let me know by using the “Contact” link above. I’d love to include your family or locale photos in the book. I’ve already made quite a few… Continue reading Index of Names added!