Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In praise of collectors

I visited an exhibit at a nearby junior college the other day.

Featured were batiks collected by Ann Dunham, a Kansas native who also was the mother of our president.

The batiks were great. But what I liked most was learning that Dunham was a collector. Her daughter reported she had a rice paddy hat collection, a basket collection and a batik collection among others....

This is good news for all of us who collect. Keep up the good work, and if anyone gives you grief about it, you can explain that you are doing this  in case one of your children is president one day. Then all the world can share your collection too.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Indonesian embassy and Maya Soetoro Ng's family. They are on display at Johnson County Community College until March 12. The batiks will eventually return to Dunhams children's private collections.

check out the quilt Kathie posted today on her blog. She made a little quilt from the cut-offs of coin quilts made over the years. The entire quilt measures 14 1/2" x 22". i love it!

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