First of all, a little about my vintage sewing suitcase. Uh, NOT such a good idea. On the flight there, I checked it and when I picked it up off the carousel - it was tagged by security. It got a lot of attention. The sharp objects…... the large sand pincushion all housed in a vintage case that possibly a bad guy wouldn't mind blowing up….. you get the picture. Things were quite tousled, but intact. On the way home I took out the large sharp objects and decided to carry it on. Well, that got a lot of attention too. It was swabbed for explosives and I was asked questions. The last baggage carrier even suggested I should enter the 21st century and buy something with wheels. So, no more airports for this carry all. It will only go on sewing trips that I take in a car. Geesh, nobody appreciates vintage charm I guess.
The trip was fun. Part of the trip included a tour of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln Nebraska. We had a "behind the scenes" tour with Kim Taylor the Collections Manager. Her job is to take care of the quilts. I won't go into the details, except to say it is a full time job. This is Kim showing us the archives of quilts….
These slide out trays were for the most fragile of the pieces.
This was a whitework - or Broderie de Marseille. It was made around 1720 in France. To say the stitches were small is kind of insulting. They are practically microscopic. This one was a huge favorite to say the least.
I won't post a lot more, as there were other bloggers there who probably want to post too :)
My favorite exhibit in the Kit Quilt Display is what we now consider a contemporary "kit" - a pattern that features Pre-cuts. Hey!!! It's my friend Carrie's quilt pattern displayed in the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, UNDER GLASS. Hey girl, don't go gettin' a big head. How fun is that?! It is even displayed with Moda Fabric - just how it should be :)
A great time was had by all.
Remember that yesterday this started…..
Here is the Blog Hop Schedule……
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Janet Clare Designs – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Kate Spain – http://katespaindesigns.
Thimbleblossoms – http://www.camilleroskelley.
Amy Ellis – http://amyscreativeside.com/
Eric +Julie Comstock- http://cosmocricket.typepad.
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio – http://www.stephanieryan.com/
Malka Dubrawski – http://stitchindye.blogspot.
Blackbird Designs – http://blackbird-designs.
Lauren + Jessi Jung – http://laurenandjessiblog.com/
Lella Boutique – http://lellaboutique.blogspot.
Basic Grey – http://blog.basicgrey.com/
Fig Tree and Co. – http://figtreequilts.typepad.
Pat Sloan – http://blog.patsloan.com/
April Rosenthal – http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/
French General – http://frenchgeneral.blogspot.
Minick and Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.
Cotton Way – http://cottonway.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gervais – http://piecesfrommyheart-
Primitive Gatherings – http://lisabongean.wordpress.
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Deb Strain - http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kansas Troubles – http://kansastroublesquilters-
Kathy Schmitz – http://kathyschmitzstudio.
Laundry Basket Quilts – http://www.
Zen Chic – http://www.farbstoff-bridge.
Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Sweetwater – http://sweetwater.typepad.com/
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above
I'll be posting next Monday. Come back and see us!!