Greetings dear readers! What a month it’s been for me re quilting – the trunk show, our guild’s show, and a great quilt exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts too! My dear friend Liz and I went to Boston last Friday to see ”Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories.” Liz has been a friend for 37 years and plays autoharp and recorder in our band ”Tutto Bene” – she’s in the center of the photo below. That’s me with the accordion🙂.
So fun to have a museum and lunch outing with a friend! The exhibit was fabulous and I’ll be sharing photos a few at a time over the next several posts.
We had a beautiful, warm, sunny day for the trip. The diverse nature of the quilts was pretty amazing – the curator did a great job!
The information provided was excellent:
The first 2 quilts used flag/patriotic imagery
I liked the special edge detail on this:
In the next room was this fabulous Bisa Butler quilt! Sorry I didn’t get a photo without heads obscuring some of the piece, but it was popular! Also didn’t get the more detailed info on the piece. Butler is a wonderful artist and I’m sure we’ll all be seeing more of her in the future!
What an absolutely marvelous use of fabric and color and composition!!
Many more photos from this exhibit in future posts, but now I want to share some more quilts from the Cocheco show. First up is this quilt:
Isn’t it fun?! I actually made the center many years ago using fabrics I had painted in a class. It languished in my closet for years and I donated it to our guild’s silent auction a couple years ago. Guild member Cindy got it and finished it beautifully!
Love the classic traditional style of this one; I love quilts with pieced centers and appliqued borders:
What a great job Martha did with this cat pattern!
Nice piecing and quilting on this one:
Great interpretation of this pattern and meaningful to her!
Lovely applique work here:
Gorgeous colors on this quilt!:
I think that’s enough visual stimulation for one post! I’ll be continuing to post photos of both of these events in the next several weeks. There is nothing, however, as good as seeing quilts in person, so I highly recommend that if you live within reasonable driving distance of Boston, you go see their quilt exhibit. I believe it is up till sometime in January.
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi