Let me also clarify again, in case you're one of those blog-text-skimmers (I am too):
I DID NOT MAKE THESE QUILTS.
(I wish I could say I had.)
This quilt was beautiful applique but I totally loved the pieced background in the neutral prints.
Crazy quilt from the 1890's.
It reminds me of AmandaJean's Ticker Tape quilt but instead of fabric, it's made out of all those tags!
This quilt was called The Asylum Quilt because it was made in the 1870's at the Utah State home for the Insane. (Isn't that a tragic name?) This part I love though, the director there started a program teaching the patients various forms of craftsmanship, including quilting, as a means of aiding the health and well-being of the patients there. (Personally, one of my own justifications for making quilts is to stave-off Alzheimer's Disease one day. I'm not kidding.)
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!