Wishing all the mothers I know, and don’t know a wonderful day! May you be blessed with family and friends on this, your special day.
We’re spending Mother’s Day in NW Washington. We arrived here on Friday, and were joined yesterday by our BIL and SIL – and headed out to La Conner. The main purpose: to visit the quilt museum. Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) had contacted her friend, Joy, at the local library, who had two passes to share with us.
What a treat! The top floor was quilts by Cathy Cook (hope I’m remembering that correctly) – story quilts in amazing colors and full of imagination. The middle floor displayed quilts by Mary Lou Weidman – Japanese styles in honor of the Japanese interred during WWII. The art and skill that both of these quilters have is certainly something to which I can only aspire. No pictures were allowed of these quilts, due to copyright restrictions.
On the main floor – a mixture of styles and techniques.
This one has a crocheted outer border:
Here’s a closer close-up:
Isn’t that beautiful work!
Gail Hunt quilts were displayed to advertise her classes up-coming at the local guild. This first one let the light through in spots, and gave an impression of stained glass:
Her pictorial technique:
Built in 1891:
a fire in 1973 destroyed much of the top floor, and restoration of much of the house is still underway. The ceiling in this turret room was particularly eye-catching:
The quilts that catch my eye first are the landscapes and sceneries:
These make me want to go home and do some of my own.
There were more, oh so many many more! Maybe another post!
After the quilt museum, we headed down to the harbor, just in time to watch the Cinqo de Mayo boat parade:
And on one wharf was a wonderful rock garden, complete with pond and waterfall:
All in all a great day! We managed to miss the rain falls by being indoors at just the right times.
In the evening Jo and her hubby came for a visit – and we got a few hours of ‘quilt talk’ in. It was so wonderful to meet in person, after these months of on-line friendship. Jo brought her Pumpkins and Spice blocks (I forgot mine!) – you can follow our progress on this joint project at our blog Cross-Border Quilters. We had a great visit, and admired each other’s work, as well as the projects that my SIL brought along. There’s nothing like adding quilting to a weekend to make it perfect.
And Jo brought gifts, tea wallet (complete with tea) and a little crocheted pincushion:
This morning the birds are singing and the sun is shining, I got a free breakfast, and we’re headed out to visit Deception Pass and Anacortes – and a couple of quilt shops!
Happy, happy Mother’s Day! Blessings, Peg