I hope you had a wonderful holiday if you are in the United States. My husband had to work on Thanksgiving so it was just me making dinner. I quite enjoyed it but when everything was prepared, I was extremely ready to be done. We do have a very traditional Thanksgiving meal because that’s what we all know and love which makes the process much easier.
After much feasting and some sleep, I took a trip to the New England Quilt Museum and the American Textile History Museum. I went with a couple of quilty friends and can I just say WOW! The quilt museum featured an exhibit called Great Quilts, Great Stories. The quilts were chosen not because they were the most gorgeous things but because there was a story associated with the quilt. It just goes to highlight the importance of telling the next generation the tales of your life.
This quilt is a Civil War potholder quilt which was actually used on a wounded soldier. The pictures just can’t capture how lovely they really are.
I turned and saw this HUGE redwork quilt and, of course, immediately thought I needed to make one. (It will have to get in line with everything else!) I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of the entire quilt but it was wonderful.
I am in love with this one. It’s all just scrappy 1890’s through the 1930’s. It was done by a couple of sisters and makes me feel so much better about my own haphazard piecing. Who needs points when you can have a quilt that’s done!?
There were quite a few of the chocolate brown and pepto pink quilts. This one was a queen size I think. The quilt was one of a larger collection that had been sold off at auction. The quilting was marvelous.
There was just such imagination in the quilting. I am certain I would never have thought of something like it. The quilter just used all that open space and really gave you something to look at.
Check this guy out! A mariner’s compass that isn’t complete! Don’t you feel better now!? Even your UFOs are museum quality.
All in all it was a very long couple of days but I enjoyed every minute of them.