On Saturday March 28, we visited the Mennonite Heritage Center. We went because of an exhibit they were having of Pennsylvania German quilts. But what really got me excited was a workshop on sgraffito redware decoration. We met Denise Wilz who was teaching a class at the center. I would have been there learning this technique if I had known about it! I'm the kind of learner who has to do something, not just read about it. Here's a picture of a student scribing the design on a raw, unfired plate.We weren't disappointed at the quilt exhibit, either. They were mostly from the 19th and early 20th centuries. It gave us a good overview of many common designs. The skill level ranged from ordinary to above-average.