Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quilting Adventures

We're off on a month long visit to Boston, NY and Philadelphia on Tuesday. We'll be visiting family and... quilt exhibits.

Our first stop is Boston and from there we're planning a day trip to Lowell, Massachusetts to the New England Quilt Museum and the oldest textile mills in the US. The Lowell mills were famous for employing young women, known as the Lowell Mill Girls.

Then its on to NYC and the American Folk Art Museum and their exhibit- Recycling and Resoursefulness: Quilts of the 1930s. This is one of the quilts I expect to see!!
Then its on to Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibit of African-American quilts. This is the Hands quilt-ooh, I hope to see this too.

There'll be other quilty outings too: I may take a side trip to Baltimore. I've heard that the Baltimore Museum of Art is showing Baltimore Album quilts this month and next...a rather rare event and only a train ride from Philadelphia! And then there's always fabric shopping :)

Since I'll be staying with family, I'll have access to a computer and will post my quilty adventures and some others too...I can't wait to see Rockefeller Center and the big tree in NY, the Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia and new places I don't even know yet in Boston.


Anonymous said...

Good for you - how exciting! I can't wait to see your posts this week about your travels. Have fun and stay safe!

Susan said...

Have a safe trip, Miri. I am looking forward to your posts about your adventures.

Patty said...

Sounds like a fun trip! I forget how close it is to Betsy Ross' house but there's a giant head of Ben Franklin made out of pennies nearby. I know -- nothing to do with quilts but kind of fun to see. And, make sure you eat a hoagie when you're in Phila.

Neabear said...

Maybe you will see a quilt by Carol Soderlund. I don't know if she has any on display right now. But she is my aunt by marriage.

Eileen said...

ooooo! I hope you get to check in soon! Have fun!! But it's cold here!