Back in January Mary (Zippy Quilts) wrote this post about the Ken Burns quilt collection. I looked it up and found out the exhibit's next venue was Peoria, opening March 5 and closing June 5. I thought I'd meet a downstate friend and combine the museum with fabric shopping, but we never firmed up plans. I thought I'd create an itinerary to visit other downstate sites that I never seem to have time to see. Meanwhile gas prices have soared and my calendar has filled up. Now or never! We went yesterday about 8:45 and got home at 6:15, with a stop for lunch. 400 miles round trip. The weather cooperated and more importantly the traffic cooperated.
The collection is a nice variety of late 19th/early 20th century bed quilts. They were made to be used, and they were used. It's so nice to see back-to-our-roots quilts.
Two "statement" quilts. The left is WWI. The NRA is FDR's National Recover Act.
We are grateful for guest wheelchairs in museums!
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