|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.|
|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 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?