I had a fabulous Wednesday afternoon - took a break from unpacking and attended:
Quilts That Settled The West 1840-1870, presentation by Jeananne Wright.
If you are looking for programs for your group, she has many to chose from.
|Look at the stacks of quilts we got to see and hear about I lost count of how many!|
The Brass Armadillo (Denver CO) hosted the presentation.
It was taped by iAntiques.com so maybe the program will be archived.
Jeananne does portions of her presentation 'in character' beginning with earlier quilts in her collection.
She weaves entertainment, history and beauty into a memorable experience.
|Signature quilts with names in cross stitch|
Many times as I look at the Rockies, and I think about seeing them from a wagon for the first time - the courage it took to keep going.
I think I would have asked my DH if we couldn't just stop here in Colorado and make a go of it!
It probably would have something like, "You want us, and this wagon to cross that?"
|Signature Blocks - each inked/signed and dated|
Fascinating to think how much history each of these quilts holds.
|Beautiful blocks, sashing and borders|
|So many stacks of quilts we were running out of places to put them!|
I volunteered to help hold and fold the quilts - lucky me - up close and personal.
|Small Blocks - I think they are less than 6"|
|String Star Quilt - Diamond Setting|
I've been thinking of making a string quilt and I love this setting - small scale stars, interesting setting and wonderful setting prints....hmmmm Maybe a new winter project...
This is just a very small sampling of the quilts Jeananne brought for this presentation. I was so busy holding and looking I only took a couple dozen pictures. She has several other presentations and oh, so so many more beautiful quilts and stories filled with history. When you have the opportunity be sure to attend her presentations.
And yes, as usual I never leave the Brass Armadillo empty handed - I'm saving that for another post. What do you think I brought home?
Have a great week.