Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Heading West to Lincoln for Modern Quilt Relish

Marny here...
We set out yesterday morning for Lincoln, Nebraska to retrieve our quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

The miles flew by while we plotted and planned for the upcoming months.

You can see for yourself that Spring has rolled right into early summer here in the Midwest.

Climbed a tower along the way.  

This is what we saw as we drove up to the IQSCM.  Can you see our quilts hanging inside?
It was an awesome feeling for us.

Another view from the outside.  The quilts are level, but you climb a set of stairs alongside them.

We've shown a similar shot before, but this was the first look for ourselves.

Looking up to the second floor.

Starting up the stairs.



and Up.

Look at this wonderful way to list donors to the museum.

You can see it is very three dimensional, using layers and transparencies and a quilt block!

Here is yet another fantastic way to display donors.

Jill and Sheila Green outside the museum.
We enjoyed getting to know Sheila better over a cheerful lunch.  She introduced us to many of the staff and a few students at the IQSCM.  Her docent skills really kicked in as she gave us a thoughtful and energetic tour through the galleries.  It is a wonderful museum.  If you can plan a trip we highly recommend it!

We also got to spend a little time with Ellen Rushman.  She had successfully defended her thesis earlier in the day.  Yipee!!!  Now she is a "Master of Quilts" and smiles as she says it.  Our timing could not have been better.  It was great fun for us to catch the energy of a successful defense!

Upon Sheila's advice we stopped at The Quilt Studio in Omaha for some fabric shopping on our way back to Ames.  It was great advice.  We found fabrics for two new projects.  Now we just need to find the right backgrounds.
The print is Rhumba by Rosemarie Lavin for Windham.  The solids are Free Spirit.

The prints are Weekends by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit and the solid is again a Free Spirit.
It was a wonderful day filled with new friends, intriguing and beautiful quilts in the museum galleries, and new fabric.  Can it get any better?
Till Tuesday....


  1. Weren't you proud to see your quilts so beautifully displayed in such an impressive setting! The day was a terrific affirmation of all you've created over the past few years, with new friends and new projects yet to come! Congratulations!

  2. It must have been a glowing day for the two of you! Truly a treasured memory, and an inspiration for you to keep plotting and creating. By the way, the "Weekend" fabric is gorgeous. Have fun with that!

  3. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. It looks like a wonderful exhibit and you must be so proud to be a part of it!
    Congratulations. I look forward to seeing what's coming up next.

  4. Bravo! What a thrill is must have been to see all your quilts, in such a fantastic museum setting. I loved seeing the series of photos going up the stairs.

  5. Congratulations on your wonderful display! I can appreciate for you what an honor it is to have quilts hanging in such a prestigious facility. It looks like a beautiful place. You two are to be commended. Thanks for mentioning the quilt shop too. Turns out I'm going to be in Omaha next week, so I'll be sure to check it out. Keep up your great designing skills, as I know you are.

  6. Jill, Marny, I just had to look at the pictures again of your quilts hanging in the museum. All I can say is wow, wow, wow! Spectacular! Thank you for sharing.


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