Monday, April 29, 2019

National Quilt Museum

Road Trip!

Sierra was really taken with their stained glass.

I took a class by KKB a few years ago.  She was teaching the first block in the second row.  She said I had a nice stitch.  Hell, yeah!
Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley

Renaissance Revival by Mariya Waters
Close up.  Yummy!
That edge!
For the life of me, I can't find the info on this quilt.  I know it was a name I recognized.   If anyone knows the names of the quilters I didn't credit, will you let me know?  I'd like to update it.
I want to say I saw this at the fall Paducah show and was mesmerized!  I love her use of the black background to highlight the color.
Colorful Dream by Lise Belanger
Sedona Rose by Sharon Schamber
Dare I say, it's even better from the back?

I forgot to take notes on this one but WOW, it's fantastic!  I know I saw more than one of her quilts throughout the weekend, though. I also remember that this was on loan.  She's maybe Dutch?  German? 

I forgot to take notes!!
One of my all time favorites!  I love the plaid.
ElaTED by Ted Storm
Holy Tread Work, Batman!
Tribute to Tolkien by Sue McCarty
Majestic Mosaic by Karen Kay Buckley
Right after the award ceremony, I washed my hands next to Pat Holly in the ladies restroom.  I fan-girled a bit for moment.  Sierra was a little concerned about my mental state... Then at the pre-show, our paths converged as we looked at the quilts.  It felt a little stalkerish.  Hopefully, she didn't notice.
Turkish Treasures by Pat Holly
That edge detail!  Wowsers!

Sierra was blown away by the miniatures.

Silk Road Sampler by Melissa Sabotka
Again, no notes!  Grr.  I think this was a part of another special exhibit.
I didn't think to look but did Keiko sell this quilt to the museum after winning?  Or is it just on loan?  Did her beloved daughter get her quilt stolen out from under her?!  Scandal.  This is spectacular but I could NEVER work with such a neutral palette.  I would be crazed by the end.
For The Wedding of my Beloved Daughter by Keiko Morihiro
AQS was celebrating it's 35 year and the museum was highlighting previous winners.  The exhibit was bonkers!!!!  If you can get there, go.  Otherwise, they have a book of their collection that I would recommend ordering.


  1. All I can say is WOW! Every one of those quilts is uber-spectacular. I am awed by the use of color in some of them - definitely way out of my league!!

    1. It was an amazing experience! There are some spectacular artists out there!