Monday, May 19, 2008

When a quilt is more than a bedcover

What we did on this rainy holiday Monday: went to see the quilts at the Grand National Quilt Show exhibit.

These are not your average log-cabin quilts: these are fabric art.

This year's theme is Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, and the quilters interpreted that in all kinds of ways: personal nostalgia, concern for the environment, womens' issues, and all kinds of other old and new things (including a giant tortoise you can see pictured in that press release).

If you want to see the whole catalogue, click on this link and then click on the image at the top of the page to download it. (It's over 6 MB, so it might take awhile to load if you have a slow computer.)

We could have stayed there a lot longer if hunger hadn't been kicking in and our feet hadn't started hurting (there were a LOT of quilts). Mr. Fixit offered to take everybody out for burgers (the fast-food places are open even if not much else is), and everybody was happy to say yes.


Jacqueline said...

I went to a local quilt show last year for the first time and I was blown away by the quilts! I can only imagine the ones you saw.

Mama Squirrel said...

Well, you can see all the photos in that large download--but of course it was better close up!

One of icebergs made me think of our online friend, At Home on the Rock.

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