On Saturday I went on a most fabulous adventure to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. I have been to the museum numerous times and each new visit is better than the last! This time I went on via a bus trip organized by Meliss (no blog, but her FB page is here) for our local Kaleidoscope Quilters group.
And, the best part of this visit was meeting up with friends, Pam Weeks and Laura Lane from the museum and our own Barb (Fun with Barb). I forgot my iPad and I am horrible at getting good photos with my phone, but if you want to see some fantastic pictures visit Barb’s post (here). We had a ball!
There were 4 exhibits, each with its own appeal. The main gallery featured, "Guns: Loaded Conversations" by the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Pam made it quite clear that this was an exhibition of quilts protesting “gun violence”, not guns in general. I must admit they were disturbing and it was difficult to look at them as quilts and not simply what they represent.
There were two rooms filled with the little quilts of Nancy Messier. What a remarkable artist. Her quilts are absolutely amazing! This one was one of my favorites.
The “Just for the Fun of It” exhibition of quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy collection was sensational. None of my photos came out so to see some great photos check out Barb's post (here).
My quilt pick of the day was this little gem in the permanent collection of the museum. I love the fact that it not only has the 4 poster cutouts, but it has little buttons which at one time were used to fasten the loop around the tiny bed post. Sweet as can be!
After lunch we got back on the road and headed to the Quilted Crow in Bolton, for a little retail therapy. A fun day was had by ALL. Thanks Meliss for organizing such a great trip.
Looks and sounds like you had a great time! And how can you not have fun with Barb around? :)ReplyDelete
Love that little quilt at the end of the post.
You may not have gotten "good" photos but clearly y'all had a GOOD time!ReplyDelete
The trio photo shows how much fun all of you were having. I love your face looking cheeky. Nothing beats visiting a quilt museum with friends and then shopping is the perfect way to end the day. Hope you buy some great goodies.ReplyDelete
You gals sure know how to have fun!ReplyDelete
Any day is a great day to see quilts and friends!!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous fun trip. I can almost hear you all giggling along with the Ooo's and Ahhh's.ReplyDelete
That sounds like such a wonderful day! The little 4 poster cut out quilt is a darling :0)ReplyDelete
It was so fun to see you and meet your wonderful guild friends! thanks for including me in the hippie lunch. It was fab too.ReplyDelete
I was smiling all the way back to CT on saturday.
Hippie lunch? Now I'm really curious as to what that entailed!! Do share the details, Barb! or WendyDelete
an awesome road trip indeed...i was a member at the museum when i was a yankee and love, love, love the quilted crow!ReplyDelete
What a fun trip! Thanks for taking us along.ReplyDelete
I love that little four poster dolls Quilt!
How wonderful that you have that museum close enough to make a day trip of it! How I would love to see the Pilgrim/Roy exhibit as well as Nancy Messier's little quilts! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
How fun! The cheddar background really showcases the red and blue. At least I think it is blue. Has a periwinkle look on my computer screen. I want to make a little quilt with those colors.ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a really awesome day! And to meet up with friends. (and you didn't even have to drive!!).ReplyDelete
I think that rooster is adorable. Can't believe it was a quilt.
And thanks for not sharing the gun quilts. I could live without that as well.
Oh my gosh, I love the photo of you, Barb, and Laura. It just makes me laugh. Lucky you to live close enough to visit the museum!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had lots of fun! I'll check out Barb's post for pics. Hard to believe that rooster is actually a quilt. It's amazing! I do love that little one with the four poster cut outs :)ReplyDelete
I'm so envious--a trip to see an awesome display of quilts and lunch with pals--a perfect day!!ReplyDelete
Oh the best of times for all of you - what fun! I would like to see the Guns quilt exhibit - it must be very powerful. Here in Wisconsin we have such a high number of gun owners and even our own house is split on viewpoints. While the exhibit may be disturbing, perhaps it will create a dialogue which needs to happen - in this country we just seem to shuffle around the whole thing and nothing gets done. Ever...ReplyDelete
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