- Nov 30, 2016
What Say You? ~ Part 3
Do you know her? It appears her name was Hattie Nelson. Are there any family stories you can share? She hand-stitched this beautiful Victorian Quilt, which will be on display at the historic D.D. Collins House. It appears Hattie worked on this quilt in the late 1800s or the early 1900s. There are other ribbons that tell of Collinsville’s history, but they are so worn, it is difficult to see what they refer to. Anything that you can offer, wold be greatly appreciated.
- Nov 29, 2016
What Say You? ~ Part 2
Also stitched into the quilt is a ribbon that indicates that the Third Annual Re-Union of Madison County Soldiers and Sailors’ Veteran Association was held in Collinsville, Illinois on September 20 and 21, 1890. This is before the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion were established. If you have any information that you can share or any memorabilia that you are willing to tell stories about, it would be appreciated.
- Nov 28, 2016
What Say You? ~ Part 1
Recently, Lavadna received a package from Oregon. In it was a quilt that was being returned to Collinsville because it had apparently been made in Collinsville. Lavadna has been in communication with the person who sent the quilt; however, we are looking to you to see if any additional information can be provided about what is in the quilt. The quilt is a Victorian era quilt, late 1800s early 1900s. It’s a pieced quilt, meaning pieces and scraps of fabric were stitched (piece
- Nov 27, 2016
It's Curtains! ~
Recently, Lavadna Hines, president of the Friends of the Collins House, and Friends/ Collinsville Garden Club member, Trisha Haislar, volunteered to take on the window covering project. Although it is nice to be able to see into the house, especially of an evening, the sunlight that filters in poses a threat to the furnishings and could be detrimental to the furniture and upholstery fabrics. So it was recommended that period appropriate curtains be made for the windows. Also,
- Nov 26, 2016
What a Difference Two Years Make! ~
When the Collins House was on the Holiday House Tour, and it looked like this! A few greens decorated the mantles of the fireplaces in the dining room and living room parlors. Both were in need of a whole lot of attention. We are excited to see what this Christmas season has in store for those fireplaces. We shall know on December 3, 2016. Don’t miss it. The wall in the kitchen where the sink would eventually be located offered some hope. Not so much when the other kitchen wa
- Nov 25, 2016
A visit from world-renowned artist ~
The Friends of the D.D. Collins House was excited to have world renowned artist, Patricia Buckley Moss, visit the historic D.D. Collins House on September 29, 2016. Moss painted an image of Collinsville that included the historic D.D. Collins House, the Memorial Statue at City Hall, and the Beidler Hotel entitled “Echoes of the Past” that was released at an the art show that weekend. Mark Badasch resurrected his role as Daniel Dove Collins, and greeted Pat and guests as they
- Nov 18, 2016
Looking for that neat little stocking stuffer? ~
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