I finally made it to the Pilgrim Roy Quilt Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was quite exciting to see the quilts exhibited in the Museum. There are an amazing number of quilts on display and they are all amazing to see. I took quite a few photos and am sharing some of them here. But, you must try to go and see these quilts, and quickly because the exhibit is closing on July 27.
After soaking in all of the quilts I also took the time to wander over to see some of the Art of America, Contemporary Art and European Art.
Bob and I were in Vermont for a few days earlier this month and we spent one of those days at the Shelburne Museum. I was most interested in seeing the display of antique quilts. They have a collection of over 700 quilts, but of course, only a few are on display at a time. What really surprised and pleased me was the display of Velda Newman’s quilts, Larger than Life, which will be in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery until October 31st.
Velda Newman was gracious to allow photography of her quilts, so I am sharing my photos, but you really should see them in person if you can to really appreciate the splendor of these works of art.
Main Streets and Back Roads – A twelve month Block of the Month designed by Antoinette which, if the previous months’ block is finished, is free each month. This is the first month, so I am all set for my free block 2.
Aunt Lucy – A 16 month block of the month quilt in reproduction fabrics with 5 months completed!
In the Meadow was the 2012 block of the month. I started the background a a few of the blocks, but never finished because I was too focused on the Bird Quilt, but I am really going to try to find some time for this now!
Chicken and Stars is a 9 month BOM. I already have two months and I need to get started on this one before it ends up like the In the Meadow quilt!
Seven Sisters – This is the same pattern as the Star Quilt, but I am going to do this as a Seven Sisters quilt, with the 7 stars in the middle in blue and the others in purple.
Christmas Quilt – Peggy Anne has asked me to get a Christmas Quilt ready by June for her store. I have a pattern ready for this and will be getting the top done this month!!!
And … there is a an entire basket of quilt kits …. someday!!!!
Here are some of the blocks that I made for Boston Modern Quilt Guild’s effort to make quilts for people who’s lives have been disrupted by the Boston Marathon bombings. If you would like to help please send your blocks to the guild by May 24.
It really is therapeutic to spend time making these blocks.