Every year a local town, Geneva, celebrates the Grape Jamboree the last weekend of September. Geneva just so happens to be the heart of the Grand River Valley for grape producers and wine makers and this event celebrates all things grape and purple.
The jamboree shuts down Main Street and Downtown Geneva and is filled with many local vendors and food stands, many of which you'll only find here. Many of the menus have grape juice or fresh grape pies, but I know one of the most popular items happens to be a "purple cow". It may sound weird, but it's grape juice and vanilla ice cream kinda like a root beer float. I prefer the shrubs myself which replaces the ice cream with rainbow sherbet. They're yummy and refreshing when the weather is a bit humid and toasty.
So what does this have to do with quilts? Well, you all may remember this amazing Feathered Star that Darlene made way back when: