Wednesday, April 13, 2011


l stood in amazement at the door to the exhibit.

There was a woman to my left with tears in her eyes. And l completely understood!!

Amazement at the generosity of Joanna S. Rose and her family.

Amazement at the volume of quilts hanging.

Amazement at the diversity of patterns.

Amazement at the variety of reds.

Amazement at the execution of those patterns.

Amazement at the condition of these quilts.

Amazement at the hand quilting on these quilts.

Amazement at the creativity of those women.

Amazement at the workmanship of SO MANY women who came before us!!

Amazement at being able to stand among such history of quilting.

This exhibition has made a huge impression on me.
It will influence my quilting for years to come.
And l will continue to be amazed!!!

Thanks for visiting.

P.S. Don't forget to click on each picture for a closer look at the design and quilting.
Just amazing!!


  1. Thank you once again Linda. The piecing on some of those quilts is incredible, I'm in awe again.

  2. Thank you, Linda.

    Your words and pictures keep reminding me what it felt like like to walk down that hallway, through the doors and then be surrounded by all those amazing quilts. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

    I'm so glad that you traveled halfway around the world to see it. You've described the beauty, wonder and awesomeness of it all perfectly. I look forward to seeing the impact the exhibit has on your quilting.

  3. Thank you Linda,
    I get weepy looking at the photo's and your descriptions...I am sure it really was like a spiritual experience (Like standing in front of David in the Galleria del Academia...but I think that many quilts trumps David by a mile!!!) It's fabulous you are taking the time to share them with us. Like Carrie I am looking forward to seeing these influences on your future quilts.

  4. We've been removed from the show two weeks now, and I just spent the last 1/2 hr looking at pictures and it feels like I"m right there. Great post and a great description of the experience. It's interesting that these quilts are talked about as not being "best" quilts. Feathered stars, applique, marinars compass, intricate quilting, these were not "basic" quilts.

  5. Thank you for letting us get so close to the exhibits.

  6. Gosh Linda, what an exhibition of quilts...I'm in awe..
    just seeing them in these photos is humbling, what a sight to see for real, if only I could have been there, I sure hope they make down under...
    Like you wrote, "Amazement at the workmanship of SO MANY women who came before us!!"...
    Thank you.
    Julia ♥

  7. I completely understand those tears! I keep looking at my pictures just to relive the moments and they don't fail me at all!
    Thanks for sharing your pictures and thoughts.

  8. It was quite an exhibit -- I'm still on a high from being there in person. I hope that feeling never goes away!

  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one still riding high on this exhibit!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing these fantastic photos. Wish I had been there too! As a lover of RED I am in awe at this exhibition.

  11. More great pictures Linda, Non quilters would never understand the feelings and emotions we felt at this exhibit.

  12. WOW!!! I'm dumbfounded again. Thank you Linda for the photos and for your words.

  13. These are some of the nicest photos that I have seen of the exhibit. You did a great job capturing the quilts. Thank you.

  14. thank you so much Linda, for showing us all this gorgeous pictures. This way I can imagine your reaction, it must have been a spectacular event!
    once again THANKS - Brigitte from Germany

  15. Amazement is right! Thank you so much for posting these.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures! I can't even imagine how amazing it was to see them all in person! I appreciate that you share your passion for quilting and inspire me so much!! Thanks again, Colette

  17. You got some beautiful pictures of the quilts. A memory to treasure. And I am so glad you are sharing with us that could not attend the show.

  18. Absolutely yes, all of that and also amazement at the way the quilts were displayed!

  19. Oh I wish I could have seen that! But really I wish I could see your red and white show!


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