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The Lyons Fiddle Festival is proud to be able to offer a handcrafted Martin Guitar, made in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in a Raffle on September 18, 2016. Tickets are currently on sale at our networking partner, Meadowood Music, located along Route 222 in Blandon, where you can get a chance to see this amazing guitar up close. Crafted here in Pennsylvania, the 000-15M model continues the Martin tradition with a 000-14 fret body size, solid mahogany construction and a rich satin finish. The winner of this beautiful guitar will be announced at 1 p.m. during the festival. Keith Brintzenhoff, festival MC, got the chance to play the guitar for Mike and Paula, proprietors of Meadowood Music.
“It plays well, looks beautiful, and sounds great!” –Keith B., Toad Creek Ramblers.
A little history about the Martin Guitar According to www.martingguitar.com, C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. It continues to innovate and introduce new techniques and features that have become industry standards including x-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the Dreadnought size. Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder. For more information about Martin Guitars, go to https://www.martinguitar.com.
Stars were once used as a means of navigation and were thought of as religious symbols. Immigrants had painted these stars on their barns as far back as 200 years. The star is also one of the most popular patterns for quilts. It is a difficult pattern to master and demonstrates a woman’s sewing skills.
The pattern on this quilt is known as a Broken Twinkling Star. The star is formed when a Lone Star is placed within a curved set of diamond shaped blocks. These blocks encircle the star and form half-stars. It is a queen-sized quilt in burgundy and brown.
The Broken Twinkling Star quilt was photographed in one of Landhaven Bed and Breakfasts’ gorgeous bedrooms known as the Bittenbender, named after Samuel Bittenbender, a mine owner with vast holdings in the area who had purchased the site in 1876.
According to Landhaven’s website, the bed and breakfast began as a general store built in 1871. The current owners, Ed and Donna Land honored the history of the general store by naming each of the five bed and breakfast rooms after the original general store proprietors. Landhaven Bed and Breakfast is located along Huff’s Church Road, Village of Huff’s Church, Barto. For more information about Landhaven Bed and Breakfast, go to http://www.landhavenbandb.com.
This image was taken in front of one of the historic buildings found at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, Wyomissing.
The Lyons Fiddle Festival is proud to be able to offer this quilt, a piece of history, in a Raffle on September 18, 2016. Tickets are currently on sale at our networking partner, Kutztown Home and Farm Center, located along Route 222, Kutztown, PA where you can get a chance to see this gorgeous quilt up quilt while picking up your raffle tickets. The winner of this beautiful quilt will be announced during the festival.