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 Mayfield. This is day two hundred and fifty-four of that project.

This quilt block shows a square building with a square flat roof. The roof is orange with the words, "Swirl & Fluff" written on it. The swirl is in black and white pen, and the S has swirls on it. The fluff is in bold white with black pen outlines. Below the orange roof is a green building with a darker orange sign on it that reads, "Laundromat." The windows on either side of the red door are round. They each have waves of water on the bottom half, as if one is looking into a washing machine. The door is red and in the center.

Rich and Carol have owned the Swirl & Fluff Laundromat since 1970. It’s a clean and tidy place that makes a nice living for them.

One of them is always there making coffee and chatting up the regulars. Even helping fold if they have the time.

They’ve seen a lot of people and things come through the laundromat but the most memorable was in the summer of 1972 when a group of colorful free minded people came to a gathering in their area.

One day a lovely young woman walked into the “mat” and smiled and said hello. She walked over to a machine and stripped off every stitch she had on. She turned around and asked the other patrons if she could borrow a little detergent.

You could have heard a pin drop.

Everyone in the room was staring with open mouths. Someone handed her a cup with soap in it. She started her wash and sat down. She had very long hair that covered a lot of her charms.

She crossed her legs, attempted conversation, and waited for her clothes to be done.

What a day.