Three Blogs

April 1, 2015
After a brief visit to the Texas State Conference, I departed very early on Friday, March 6th and flew to Albuquerque for the 95th New Mexico State Conference, Jacquelyn Chase, State Regent.  Despite my delayed flight, Vice President General Zadeea Harris and the conference guests from Colorado, First Vice President General Ann Dillon, Vice President General Gale Crafton and State Regent Marcy Kimminau, greeted me at the airport for the ride to the hotel. Other guests included Vice President General Mary Frisch, Southwest Division DAR Service for Veterans Vice Chair Cindy Bell, and Volunteer Genealogists Southwest Division Vice Chair Wendy Kelly.  Arriving just in time for the Heritage Club...Read More
March 26, 2015
Broderie perse, night-blooming cereus and watermelons share a completely reasonable relationship when you are talking about quilts. Particularly the ones on exhibit in Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia, featuring dozens of masterpiece quilts from DAR Museum’s collection. In support of the exhibition, museum staff organized a two-day symposium, Eye Opening: New Research on Maryland and Virginia Quilts that drew an international gathering of quilt scholars and enthusiasts to DAR Headquarters on March 13 and 14, 2015. A Friday evening reception kicked off the sold...Read More
March 20, 2015
On Friday, February 27, 2015, I flew from Houston to Las Vegas to attend the 90th Nevada state conference, Lynda Morrison-Rader, State Regent. As Nevada has two major metropolitan areas, Las Vegas and Reno/Lake Tahoe, their meetings alternate annually in the north and south.  There are over 700 members in 15 chapters in the state. Upon arrival at the hotel, the conference guests received marvelous custom Celebrate 125! tote bags full of goodies.  The most unique item in my bag was a Celebrate 125! goose egg, hand painted by Alison Abella.  Also in the large tote was a copy of the 100 year...Read More

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