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Friday, January 23, 2009

Colorado, day 1




First day in Colorado -- my friend-since-kindergarten met me at the airport. (She's a nonquilter, nonlibrarian, but in addition to childhood ties we share P.E.O.) We drove out to Golden to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. There are two exhibits now: "California Gold," featuring 19th century quilts that use a butterscotch yellow by that name. (Some of the quilts, made in different places in different years, even have the same California Gold print!) A couple of the quilts were not quilted -- demonstrating that some UFOs can become museum pieces! The second exhibit, "Speaking in Cloth," featured the work of six Pacific Northwest art quilters, each of whom contributed six quilt to the exhibit. No picture-taking was allowed in the galleries.
I had to buy something in the gift shop to commemorate my visit. No, not these patchwork bears -- instead, FQs of 19thc reproduction fabrics.
We then went to Boulder ("the People's Republic of...") and continued our visiting as we windowshopped along the downtown pedestrian mall. Lots of interesting boutiques. When a friendship goes back as far as ours, getting together is a wonderful catching-up. It had been eight years since our last in-person visit.

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