Let's celebrate National Quilting Month. Join me on a tour of quilt museums! Grab a cup of tea, and make yourself comfortable-our first stop could easily turn into an all day trip.
First stop: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Housed in Lincoln, Nebraska, this museum holds a treasure of our quilting history. And, best of all, you can look at the quilts from home! Here is a sample of what you can view:
- Current exhibit on white corded quilts fom Marseille.
- Grace Snyder collection, featuring one of my favorite eras, the 1930s
- Mosaic patchwork exhibit, starting this spring
They even share their extensive collection of quilts with the online collections database. Have you ever gone to a historical quilt show, only to see a sampling of the treasures, released for viewing, then quickly stored and protected again? Now you can look at all of the quilts, for as long as you want!
We will post fabulous museums all month long. Go peek at their quilts, and let us know which quilt caught your eye!
Post a comment here, for each museum, and you will be entered into our National Quilting Month giveaway. Tweeters: Let us know that you tweeted about it in a comment, and you will be entered again!
We are giving away a baby quilt kit of your choice, our fabulous John James needles, and hand quilting thread to the winner.