Sunday, August 26, 2007

Quilt Museum!!

I visited the quilt museum in Paducah this weekend. It was my first time in Paducah for any reason. One of my best friends from study abroad lives in southern Illinois/southeastern Missouri (she basically lives in either or both, two towns right across the river from each other.) When she was growing up she and her friends went to Paducah on a Saturday for a change of scene (I think a lot of people had some close-by town like that in high school). She, however, had never been to the quilt museum, but was becoming aware that she was missing out on something big. So, since I was planning a visit anyway, we decided that the quilt museum was a must!

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The museum was lovely. Of course I could not take pictures to share. I don't know how many pictures I really would have taken, though. Of course it goes without saying that the quilts were AMAZING, but I wouldn't have been taking many pics for the "inspiration" file as too few really had anything about them that I could ever DREAM of emulating. Truly master works - awesome to see, and yet pretty far removed from my quilting experience. Hmmm. But I'm sure I would have found plenty to photograph if given the opportunity - especially some really great uses of 80s fabric. I love 80s fabric.

I'm sure I could have spent plenty of time and money in Paducah but we decided to limit ourselves to just one other stop - Hancock's of Paducah, of course! Slightly funny since I recently got a big package from them - even saw a few of the fabrics on the "bolt ends table"! I am officially DONE buying fabric starting...now! But I spent less than thirty dollars so I congratulate myself on that. And it is only the fifth time that I spent less than thirty dollars on fabric in the last month...

Here are my treasures: lots for the log cabin, some for another new project, and couple "treats." I have not photographed all the fabric that has come in the mail...would probably get too depressing.

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Me and the big muddy...nice.

9 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Isn't the lighting in the museum wonderful? At first it seems dim and then the quilts seems to glow with the spotlights on them.

Do you like the old 80's brown, rust and beige calicoes? I have a few I can readily part with.

Wanda

Mary said...

I've been twice - both times I was in Paducah for longarm quilting classes. Loved seeing all the quilts but it's kind of depressing that I'll never be that good!

Michael5000 said...

Hmm, time out:

And it is only the fifth time that I spent less than thirty dollars on fabric in the last month...

I have to ask -- how many times did you spend more than thirty dollars on fabric in the last month?

atet said...

Oooh, love your finds and what a great trip. I have the pink and orange versions of that green rose -- and the Denyse Schmidt fabric is to die for!

jovaliquilts said...

I don't know why, but your photo of the museum threw me -- I expected mountains and brick and outdoor clotheslines with quilts. Guess it's time for a return to the real world. I plan to go to Paducah next year, but I planned to go last year, and the year before...
Cheri

Samantha said...

What a fabulous treat to go there! I ordered some of that green DS fabric from hancock's and I'm on back order for it, sigh.

Andrea said...

I would love to go there one day ! Your fabrics are great ! If I lived in your country I would be buying fabrics left, right and centre - lol ! So much more choice then here and a lot cheaper.

Rebel said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love seeing really amazing quilts. I'm always impressed, but then, like you said, I can barely even use them for inspiration because they are soooo far advanced from my skills!

Rebel said...

jovaliquilts - if you want mountains & quilts hung on clotheslines (and hung from the sides of buildings) then you need to go to Sisters, OR for the big outdoor quilt show!

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