Butterfly Meadows Inn & Farm is located in Historic Franklin, Tennessee; a locale steeped in Civil War history. A lot of that history is centered on the November 30th, 1864 Battle of Franklin and involved local historic homes Carnton Plantation and The Carter House. Carnton Plantation was the setting for The Widow of the South, a historical novel by Robert Hicks that was a New York Times bestseller and continues to be very popular.
In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, national teachers and The Quilting Squares shop owners, Kathy Kuryla and Kay Roberts, are developing a series of patterns for Civil War-era tribute quilts and we have chosen one for our Camp. This first pattern, Winstead Hill, is a beautiful alternate layout of the Solomon’s Temple block and is a replica of a quilt that is in The Battle of Franklin Trust Collection.
Due to demand, we have scheduled TWO sessions of this Camp so one of them is sure to fit your schedule! You can join us the week of September 10 – 14, 2012 or January 21 – 25, 2013 to create your own commemorative beauty!
Kathy and Kay both love quilting and teaching and especially enjoy developing patterns that make complex-looking quilts very do-able using modern methods. You can read more about both of them in their bio.
Camp week will consist of plenty of time for instruction and sewing on our queen size quilt, but we’ve planned a couple of outings as well. We will be going to Carnton Plantation and The Carter House for special tours with their Curator and will be viewing the original quilt. Our downtown area also has lovely shops and restaurants to enjoy, and our instructors are planning a Trunk Show and a “Scraps” lecture for us in the evenings. Add to that a private outing to The Quilting Squares shop and it sounds like the perfect sewing week to us!
For more information, please contact us.