Friday, May 20, 2022

Friday check in: a field trip with quilts

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!  



Linking up at Finished or Not Friday   


8 comments:

  1. Several of my Midwest friends are making the trip either this weekend or next. Wish I could see them in person. Thanks for the brief look into the exhibit.

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  2. Oh, thanks for sharing. I just love that Star of Bethlehem quilt on the orange background. And the Sawtooth Stars with alternating rails would make a nice QOV.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't go. Love the blue and white whirling one!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful exhibition.

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  5. I so appreciate your sharing photos of the quilt exhibition for all of us who are too far away to admire them in person.

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  6. Glad you got to see the Ken Burns collection quilts!

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  7. I looked at the venues for where these quilts are being shown and no way can I travel to see them so thanks so much for sharing photos! They are wonderful!!

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  8. Thanks for sharing the photos! Several years we went to the Quilt Study Museum in Lincoln NB and saw part of Ken Burns collection. I wonder if these are the same ones. Some do look familiar. It wonderful to see.

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