Check that Tuesday afternoon sky! When we got back to the motel, the desk clerk told us not to worry about the message light flashing on the phone...it was "only" a tornado alert!
But when there are quilts to see, who cares about the weather?
The display was curated by Sue Reich, and titled"A Quilted Garden: The Beauty of Flowers & Gardens in Quiltmaking".
|Medallion Tulip Applique c.1930|
But then, I doubt anyone who really believes that is reading this blog!
|Whole cloth quilt c. 1830|
|Red and Green Applique Quilt c. 1860|
|Redwork Penny Square Quilt c. 1900|
|Garden Bouquet c.1930|
Nancy Page design
For those who are learning about quilt documentation, the triangles are the classic 30's color Nile Green.
|The National State Flower Quilt c. 1933|
This is from a vendor's booth (shame on me for not noting which one!). The Rotary show is definitely the place to look for antique quilts and blocks if you are collecting. And in a way, it's comforting to see so many blocks and tops, establishing the UFO as a true Quilting Tradition!
The reason I took this picture is that the sashing has what looks like floating squares on point...another wonderful inspiration, especially if you wanted a very wide sashing to make a quilt bigger (generally not a recomended proceedure!) or to set off some big plain blocks featuring lots of quilting. Upon closer viewing, I saw that there were formerly green squares alternating with the red ones! Fantastic! I love it either way.
Last, but never least, the Rotary show always has one of the traveling Hoffman Challenge exhibits (they are broken into several collections each year). It's fun to see what people have done with the fabric and get a peek at next year's print.
When we meet again, we'll make a visit to Caryl Bryer Fallert's studio, the Bryerpatch.