Friday, October 26, 2012

American Quilts

Thank you all for your kind words about my Jubilee quilt. I've been out of town this week and have only read messages. I made my way to the Seattle area and the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA.
No photos were allowed but I couldn't help myself after seeign this from "on high" view. The museum has a very contemperary feel and it really allowed the quilts to shine!
From the website:
Based on Robert Shaw’s definitive 2009 book “American Quilts: The Democratic Art 1780-2007,” the exhibition offers a stunning array of thirty quilt masterpieces spanning the entire history of American quiltmaking.
I met up with Sharon, Grass Roots Quilting, for show and tell and dinner. Isn't this half square triangle quilt lovely? The quilt was as flat as a crepe, even with set in seams and all those pieces!!
I was lucky enough to see her Cherry Tree quilt. I had left mine at the condo but wished I would have brought it too.
Another beautiful reproduction quilt that she is hand quilting!! It was gorgeous!!
I snapped this on the sidewalk after dinner when we were saying good bye. Thank you Sharon for seeing me after a long day at work!!
The next day I drove to LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum. They had a display of award winning quilts from their big show last month and the exhibit
"Material Men: Innovation and the Art of Quiltmaking"   After seeing a couple of quilts I didn't think I would like the exhibit that much, but I really, really enjoyed it!  I got a brochure about the men who had quilts displayed and can't wait until I have time to look them up online and get more information on them.
The photo of the red bridge was taken in LaConner, WA.
On my way to the museum I stopped by Mukeltio where, with a friend, we used to take the ferry to Whidbey Island and camp. I forgot how damp every single thing is up there. Look at the heavy clouds!!

If you look here I was also able to meet up with another quilter/runner blogger, Juliann!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Next Monday we will link up with our Mountain trails quilts, OK?! That will give you the weekend to finish what you want and take a photo. If you do not have a blog please send me a picture and I'll post it.  And there will be a giveaway for everyone who participates!!


  1. Those exhibits sound wonderful! I loved seeing Sharon's quilts. I look forward to Monday. I need to stop playing with my blocks and sew them together :0)

  2. Gorgeous quilts....looks like you had a wonderful little trip! I sure miss that scenery......and never needing moisturizer! lol

  3. Sounds like the exhibits were wonderful. Seeing quilts that you'd previously seen in books, is completely different, isn't it? What a bonus to meet up with a fellow quilter/blogger!

  4. Thanks for your kind words, that little star was fun to make with all the bonus blocks. It was great to spend some time with you and hope to make it to your neck of the woods next summer.

  5. How fun Lori!
    loved the quilts and the photo of you and Sharon - how fun!

  6. I am supposed to head to Seattle on Monday and was planning on driving up for the show that day. But...It is looking more and more like I won't be getting off the east coast on Monday.

  7. What a great trip you're having. I can only imagine what a delight it is to be with a friend and share a common quilt like the Cherry Tree quilt. That's very cool. It's all very cool. (what a cool red bridge)

  8. Looks like you enjoyed a great road trip--and how fun to meet up with Sharon!
    Oh, I wish I could get Mountain Trail quilted before the link, but too many birthdays to celebrate and Halloween costumes to make this weekend!


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