|Recognize Diane Gloystein? She's a Sulky Educator, and LIVES IN Lincoln, NEbraska!! Welcome to Rhonda's party, babe!!|
|Our docent gave us some background about how the Quilt House came to be...|
Really...it's boxed up and packed away. FOR TEN YEARS...Who knew??!!
|We were a small group-- they give this tour every day.|
|LP and I were tempted by the Quilt Cruise...hummmm.....|
Of course, there are ALWAYS Quilt Exhibits going on. During our visit, we saw Singular Fascination ..here's the description from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum:
Repetition is order—in words, in cadence, in fabric, in pattern. According to Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” The quilts of Singular Fascination are reflections of their makers’ habits: their perseverance, artistry, vision, and dedication. These quilts may have been the product of rote, even mindless, piecing—one patch following the next—or of a master plan and vision formed before the first seam. Either way, the stick-to-it-ive-ness of these makers created impressions that have lasted beyond their lifetimes, and touched the hearts and minds of textile enthusiasts today. How can so much variety and beauty be created with one simple piece—a triangle, a square, a hexagon, a circle—repeated over and over again? The shapes, the quilts, the makers are all fascinating to me, in their own way.
Again -- a picture is worth a thousand words...I put my hand up close to the quilt(without actually touching it)...to show some perspective of how TINY some of these pieces were...