Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Carolyn Miller Collection Part 1


I had the good fortune to see
"Dazzling Domestics: Late 19th Century Pennsylvania Quilts from the Collection of Carolyn Miller" at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.   (Golden Colorado)
I was sorry I missed her gallery talk but hope to meet her one day.  The collection is stunning.

So...few words in this post - lots of pictures.






The quilts are all in spectacular condition.

76 x 85 c.1850
"The birds on branches have embroidered eyes.  The top of the quilt, probably where the pillows would cover it, was intentionally left plain.  A variety of leaf designs were quilted in plain spaces (alternate blocks).  Small white binding was applied."


Amazing variety of quilts

Stars sashed in Lancaster blue, green setting, red corner squares



Many, many more quilts - - but how about some detail...
How about some quilting by a zig-zag border?


Love a knife edge



This red... I'd take a bolt!

The Exhibit runs through July 28th, if you are in the area it is worth a stop.  

The exhibit includes "Darling Dollies"


More pictures later  - - gotta run.   Not much stitching going on this week.
Enjoy!!

21 comments:

Margaret said...

Oooooh nice!!!!! Such a beautiful exhibit! I'm envious. I enjoyed seeing all the pics. I love that red fabric too -- so pretty!

Janet O. said...

Wonderful display! I want that stars quilt! : )
This is in Colorado? Wish I could just hop over and see it.

Lori said...

What an amazing collection!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Yes to the red! Another bolt please...

Jan said...

Smashing! I see you have made your move. One of my favorite areas - my brother is in Colorado Springs.

Dawn said...

Have not moved yet - flying back to California today ;-)

audrey said...

Love the pics of these quilts. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Breathtaking ...wish I just could jump over the Atlantic ;-)).

*karendianne. said...

My gosh this takes my quilters breath away. I'm so excited for you that you could see these. Thanks for sharing some dreamy, inspiring pics even during your busy week. I am so in love with that red fabric by the way. You're cute - I'll have a bolt of THIS red! :)

Sue said...

Wonderful quilts Dawn. Lucky you seeing that quality.

Karen said...

I like the quilt with the three flower pots east and west and three leaf stems each. Very different design.

KathyB said...

I love the collection! Glad you got an opportunity to see it.

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful quilts. Carolyn will be the guest speaker and show quilts in August at the Lone Star quilt study day.

Barb said...

OMG what a fabulous exhibit - thanks for sharing it with us.
I LOVED the Dolly set up - can't wait for more photos!!!

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing! Lucky you.

Jean Carlton said...

Wow - maybe I need a roadtrip! I esp. love the 4 block - how unusual - and that bird border...have NEVER seen that. Gorgeous.

Nancy in MT said...

The four block tulip quilt has my attention. Knew it wouldn't take long for you to visit the museum, stunning collection.

Merilyn said...

What a wonderful exhibition, thankyou for sharing some of those gorgeous quilts!!!!

Maureen said...

Stunning collection! Reminds me of some exhibits in the mid-atlantic area I want to see this summer. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

Beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Oh my, what a delightful exhibit! Especially love the last one with the vignette of dolls!

Carolyn :)