Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Idaho sure has a lot of stuff"

Title comes from a quote by the same 5-year-old after we crossed the border into Idaho on our road trip. And he was right!
And what stuff did I take pictures of?
Old quilts of course!
These quilts were in a little museum in Rexburg with an exhibit about the breaking of the Teton Dam in the 1970's. Wow. I can't imagine the damage - a whole town under 10 feet of water with houses and cattle floating away in the flood.
Love the strippy-scrappy kaleidoscope quilt!
And this embroidered tumbling blocks quilt was incredible.
(Sorry the picture isn't great - it was behind glass.
Which is probably a good thing.)

There were also some adorable, politically incorrect, vintage salt and pepper shakers.

12 comments:

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

looks like some wonderful quilts. I love the tumbling blocks one.

Aimee said...

Looks like a fun trip! I love the Grandmother's Flower Garden.

Nedra said...

I went to that same museum a few years ago and took lots of pictures of the tumbling blocks quilt with all the applique in each piece. At that time it was right up front by the door, draped over an easel.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Love looking at the quilts, thank you for sharing.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

angela said...

Who knew - Idaho has more than potatos! Thanks for sharing the fun quilt pictures.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great quilts with great color and fabric. Just like I love to see.

Julianna said...

Oh, that Grandmother's flower garden is too yummy for words...I'm still waiting to stumble across one in my attic sometime!

The Quilt Buddy said...

OMG! I love the grandmother's flower garden! Someday I will finish mine, but until then it will just have to be one hexagon at a time!

Sarah said...

Cool quilts! I was at the smithsonian in D.C. and there were a bunch of amazing quilts.

Millie said...

Thank you so much for the quilt show. I love to look at quilts, especially the old quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great finds :) I love the spiderwebs without the solids, so much movement!

Serena said...

Love those vintage quilts...just beautiful!!