Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kansas road trip #1

Several quilt exhibits have just gone up in our area. It's time to make a Kansas road trip.

We visited the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University in Manhattan today to see Pieces of Time, an exhibition that features a selection of  American quilts (1840-1950). They are from the Historic Costume & Textile Museum in the College of Human Ecology (Home Ec in my era).

The flag quilt shown here is spectacular. You can see about 15 other swell quilts. There's a little something for everyone. A highlight for me was an 1885 Crazy Quilt with incredible stitchery.

Other fun things to do while you're in Manhattan:
It's a great road trip! This exhibit is up through September 12.


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