Thursday, January 10, 2019

October Catch Up

In late October, Jan and I took a quick road trip to take in a few quilt exhibits - Waste Not, Want Not at the Iowa Quilt Museum, Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum at the Joslyn Art Museum, and multiple exhibits at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.  We were fortunate that our visit to Lincoln coincided with the Clues in the Calico presentation by Barbara Brackman.  We even fit in a quilt shop stop at The Woolen Needle in Williamsburg, IA - a treasure just off I80.

First are photos from Waste Not, Want Not.  My favorite at this exhibit was the Slanted Strips of Scraps, c 1890.

 The diagonal stripes are made up of four rows of tiny half-square triangles.  The common alternate fabric is very dynamic - what a perfect fit!

The standout of the Shelburne exhibit for me was the Pieced Rising Sun, Kansas Troubles, and Star of Home quilt attributed to Eunice Haynes Baker Willard, c 1860 - 1870, from Vermont.  The border held my eye for quite awhile.  The exhibit included amazing quilts.

Jan and I attended the Red and White exhibit in New York City, so we knew the Joanna S. Rose cheddar quilt collection would be worth the drive.  There were many beautiful quilts included in the exhibit.  My favorite was a pineapple hung too high for close study.

I really appreciate that pictures are allowed at most exhibits.  There is definitely overload when viewing so much exceptional art in a short timeframe.  If not for pictures, many would be forgotten.

That catches us up thru October.

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