Last week I took my kids to a museum in Salt Lake City that had a new children’s exhibit that they wanted to see. Lucky for me there was also a quilt exhibit at the same museum, right around the corner from where the kids wanted to be. There were some amazing quilts, so I thought I’d share a few. Pardon the flash photography – not beautiful, but the lighting was tricky and I figured it’s better than nothing.
This quilt was called, “Under Penalty of Law” and is made entirely of appliqued clothing tags! It was made by Miriam Zabriskie and her son Michael. While Michael was in the hospital they collected all the clothing tags -many were donated by nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff – and he spent the time there arranging each label for placement.
This quilt was my favorite though. It was made out of pieced diamonds slightly larger than a quarter. They were tiny!
Also in the exhibit (but picture did not turn out) was a quilt made by an old friend and her mom to replicate a quilt made by a pioneer ancestor. I love that idea as well! The title of the exhibit was Pieces of Me – Quilted Expressions of Human Ties. Isn’t that so true? The best quilts are about people, I think.
So there you go – a little quilty field trip. I hope you enjoyed as well as you could despite the not-so-hot photography. The quilts were much better in person – I wish we could have gone together.
This weeked: an etsy shop up date. I’m starting to destash!