Monday, August 29, 2011
Lost --Shelburne Falls, etc.
So..when taking a break from the drudgery, I checked the Quiltart list...and discovered that Ann Brauer's quilt studio in Shelburne, Falls, Massachusetts has washed away.
I wrote about Shelburne Fall's Floral bridge (Bridge of Flowers) in December of 2010. I visited there last year and took a bunch of pictures.
While the 19th century building (and in some cases earlier) have withstood other floods, you wonder when it will be just too much for them.
So, keep in mind that these people's livlihoods are here...their art, their shops, their homes, their roads....and our history.
here... She was away at a show and had some of her stock with her..but we all have stashes and for her, it is her living, not a hobby.
Now, watch this video...and you'll see what Hurricane Irene did. I know that Ann was only one person out of many..one of the videos I watched showed a bureau floating down the river...someone's house was swept away and the bureau ripped out of it. Makes my paltry struggle with a little art quilt sort of nothing.
Please consider donating to the Red Cross or what other relief fund you might consider.