" ". The Smiling Cat: My Trip to Minocqua, WI-Part 2

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Trip to Minocqua, WI-Part 2

This is the second post on my summer vacation.  I probably should title it ‘Better Late than Never’ as it has been almost a month now.  Time seems to just fly by these days.  The ‘Walk in the Woods’ quilt show was on July 21, at Eagle Rivers WI. 


Trees For Tomorrow, which was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization in 1944 by a group of Wisconsin paper and electric utility companies for the purpose of reforesting northern Wisconsin, as well as educating landowners and citizens about the need for proper land management.

arial black and white photo of the Trees For Tomorrow campus in 1948 which was not as thickly forested as it is in 2012

Arial view of the Trees For Tomorrow campus in the 1940s

In the 1940s and '50s TFT established an education facility in Eagle River and used the recovering northern forest to teach school students, their teachers and the public about the need for proper forestry practices. In the 1960s, with reforestation substantially completed, TFT turned all its energy to education. Today, "Trees" is the Midwest's leading natural resource specialty school providing field workshops renowned for their effectiveness in teaching natural resource conservation and management concepts to students, teachers and the public.  For more info visit: http://www.treesfortomorrow.com







On a sunny, summer day, Trees for Tomorrow provided the perfect setting for the Cranberry Country Quilt Guild’s ‘Walk in the Woods’ Quilt Show.  Beautiful quilts displayed informally outside on clotheslines between the trees.






And inside on bunk beds……




There were many activities, classes, a quilt contest, a rummage sale and BBQ for lunch.  Many vendors set up booths, such as the Bigfork Bay Cotton Co.  Represented by Laura Krasinski, educator, lecturer, and designer.  She lives in Menomonee Falls, WI with her husband & two children, Jessica & Luke.




My sister bought Laura’s first appliqué quilt pattern, “Daisy”.  Lyn bought it-and I get to make it for her.  What are sisters for?!  I’m looking forward to getting started on this project.  The pattern is Laura’s original design, and includes all the pieces already printed on fusible web.  Its a great excuse to go fabric shopping as well as using some of my scraps on the smaller pieces.  It should be a fun project.  




Laura can be found at:




Her pattern “Daisy” can be purchase online at:


Well, this is all for now-Carole


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