Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and forty-two of that project.

This quilt block shows a fire station garage with the door open against a deep blue salmon-patterned background. The station building itself is a bright red, the same shade as the fire engine which we can see from the front. The sign on top is yellow, and reads, "District No. 1" and under it in black against the red of the building is, "Grand Fire." The shade of yellow inside the garage is slightly darker orange. The engine shows a gray grill with stitching. The wheels below are black under a strip of gray. The orange light on top is a tiny two-holed orange button, and the lights in the front are two square two-holed buttons.

We have a great volunteer fire department!

Our firehouse is very nice, much more complete than this block.

District #1 is responsible for 150 square miles in the Central Rocky Mountains. The volunteer department was established in 1939.

Our district was formed in 1951. They handle about 160 calls a year They do wildfires, vehicle accidents and hazmat responses.

Last year they helped fight the Troublesome Fire that destroyed 350 homes.

The number would be a lot higher if it weren’t for fire departments like this one.

Thanks to our volunteers!