Category: Quilts on the road

Fabrics and quilts on the way to Alabama

For the second year in a row, we traveled to Orange Beach to enjoy a week in warm sunshine. Our daughter’s family came with us so we got to spend 24/7 with our grandchildren. It was great but the drive is not. To break up the drive we find fabrics and quilts on the way... Read more »

Quilts and Human Rights exhibit at the Pick Museum at NIU is a must see

NIU Community Memorial quilt to remember the 5 killed and 21 injured.
There are 40 reasons why the Quilts and Human Rights exhibit at the Pick Museum at NIU is a must see. What are those 40 reason? The quilts themselves which teach us lessons about how artists react to tragedy and strive to maintain human rights. I have been waiting to see this exhibit since I went to... Read more »

Favorite Scenes and Quilts from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Here I am, ready to start. I have good shoes and water but no hat! I eventually bought one.
I think you may have gathered that I had a spectacular experience in Oregon. I really enjoyed myself the entire time we were there. There were quilts up in nearly every business we visited during that week. There were quilts, many of them actually, at our hotel. And obviously there were quilts in town for... Read more »

Quilts from 2017 Shipshewana Winner's Circle

These quilts are in the back of the Hudson car museum. Not all had ribbons by them but all were terrific!
I’ve been lucky to have attended the Shipshewana Quilt Festival frequently and this year was superb. My last post was on quilts that appealed to me. These are quilts from the 2017 Shipshewana Winner’s Circle. Are you ready for more wonderful quilts? I would have been happy to own any of these quilts and even... Read more »

A gallery of stunning quilts from Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2017

Can you imagine all those perfect tiny triangles? Mary Lois Hill did a magnificent job with her quilt Homestead.
I love quilt shows, they stimulate my mind. I see the finished quilts and my brain reacts to them. I think of new ideas and determine I need to sew more quilts! The last show I attended was no exception. I take pictures of the quilts that make me wish I had made them or... Read more »

Road trip to see the Quilts and Human Rights exhibit at MSU

Have you ever read the book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie? To me it’s a tale of how once you start giving someone something it will lead to more and more! My version would be called If you Give a Quilter a Book! Once I received my latest quilt book for my birthday... Read more »

I enjoyed the International Quilt Festival Chicago 2017 until I lost my camera

This weekend I enjoyed the International Quilt Festival Chicago 2017 until I lost my camera. A day of fun and then a bummer. Let’s focus first on the positive, the show itself is always well done and this year was no exception. I was very fortunate that my daughter and granddaughter accompanied me which made... Read more »

Quilt Alliance Quilts from Quilt Expo 2016

Yes, I am writing again about this show but this time a different part of it. I enjoy looking back at pictures of quilts I have taken, it’s very relaxing and inspires my own creativity. I didn’t make a gallery, I just wanted you to have a similar experience I had. Take a look at... Read more »

Art Quilt response to Marie Webster is the perfect companion exhibit

The entry of the exhibit was muted, peaceful and set the tone for the art work inside.
About a week ago, I posted a gallery of Marie Webster’s quilts on display in Indianapolis. I enjoyed the exhibit immensely and this pleasure was intensified in a gallery on the ground floor which I also toured. I felt the Art Quilt response to Marie Webster is the perfect companion exhibit. Look through these art... Read more »

Marie Webster Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art is spectacular

I love when a show is full of beautiful and useful signage. This one had it in spades.
Yesterday I talked about our first glorious day visiting Indianapolis. Did you lust after my fabric? I know! It’s fabulous. I just got done washing, drying and folding it all so I have really been able to savor it all. Now how about 3 posts on the second day, you ready? On Sunday we wanted... Read more »