Goodness, I have been absent for a while and I've just been told off for it by my sister. All for a good reason though. We've been visiting our daughters and attending our eldest MA Graduation. Earlier this year our youngest graduated, so that should be it now and we're very proud parents.
One of our trips was to Bath and we took the opportunity to visit the American Museum. If you ever get the chance it's well worth a visit, not only for their quilt collection.
The Native American collection is beautiful with intricate beading patterns, horse blankets and rugs etc.
As usual my camera was in action, I've been through and selected a few of the images to show you.....
|Native American Head-dress|
The same goes for the quilts, they were behind plastic sheeting and it was a real struggle to take photos, I'd have much preferred to buy a book. They have a large collection but display around 50 at a time and rotate them, so another visit is on the cards. Be prepared for a flurry of quilts now........
|Baltimore Album Quilt Top 1850|
The picture on the information card above is the beautiful back of the Log Cabin Quilt and was made by Sarah Bryant in 1886, a sister to Ellen.
|Crazy Patchwork Portière (door curtain)|
|Turkey Tracks Quilt 1845 - tiny hand quilting stitches|
|Dresden Plate Quilt 1920 Mrs Sam Skeen|
|Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt 1840|
Here is the final one and well done for sticking with me....
|Diamonds Navajo Rug 1890 New Mexico|
Thanks for reading, back soon