Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Update on the Rhode Island Mini Quilt Challenge

Only 29 more days left until October 13 as of today!  Is anyone having a hard time with subject matter, or have any other questions?  Feel free to contact me  through this blog, I will try to help.

There is much to see in this small state!  Of course a familiar thing that is heard quite frequently in Rhode Island is "That's too far!" or "Way out there?"  "Oh, that's too far!" - and that is traveling within the state!  LOL   The state is only about 40 miles long and 30 miles wide!  About 1000 sq miles of coastline.

There are mansions there and not just in Newport, home of The Breakers, but also Blithewold Mansion, which has an impressive bamboo garden on it's grounds.  The Tennis Hall of Fame is in Newport.  The capital building has one of the world's largest unsupported domes.  The biggest "bug" is seen off of Route 95.  The famous Dell's Lemonade, coffee syrup, Pawtucket Red Sox -the farm team for the Boston Red Sox, Providence Bruins, Waterfire ( a great event that happens during the summer months multiple times).  Home to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design of which many well known textile artists have been taught at. 

Benefit Street is a lovely street of Victorian and Colonial era homes that you can go on a guided walking tour.  It is quite charming.  The famous poet and writer, Edgar Allan Poe, spent some time there.  H.P. Lovecraft was born in Providence.

Gilbert Stuart Museum is in RI - you know the artist that painted George Washington.  And much much more.

If you need any more ideas let me know- I'll be glad to help.

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