Seattle quilts…

The first stop on the quilting tour last week took us to the Bellevue Art Museum where there is a wonderful show of the collection of African American quilts gathered by Corrine Riley…and they were pretty inspirational…

with this as one of my favorites…

and that was a pretty hard choice, as they were all wonderful…just some images for you…

so we took to our machines–Singer featherweights– (the one on the left is mine and was my mother’s).

Mary Keasler was with us from Tennessee.  She dyes her own fabrics and had brought us each some fabric to use, so we had vibrant color choices…


and mine looked like this (only about half done…)

and here’s Mary E…

We packed up and headed to Bellingham for a show of quilts from Julie Silber’s collection at the Whatcom Museum…

where my favorite quilt was a mourning quilt from the mid 1800’s with amazing needlework, to my eye…

and this one was nice too…

The following day we went to the big quilt show in Tacoma and of the new quilts Buffy’s was my favorite…

but the old quilts on view were pretty irresistible…

…as you can see, inspiration abounds…now to think my way through it…

8 Comments

  1. Quilters all…the discourse…”which is your favorite and why” was an interesting part of the activity…seeing things through somebody else’s eyes…a different lens…fascinating and helpful in the formulation of ideas.

  2. A DREAM TRIP…….Talk about visual & historical….maybe even
    hysterical overload . . .thank you for going for those of us, who
    just hang on to your colorful coat-tails . . . .loved the hand on the
    mourning quilt…….could feel the love and the loss

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