Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quilt Display


This last weekend my husband and I took a quick trip to Omaha. Our grandchildren were in a special program at their church, and we wanted to be able to take in the performance. While we were there we went to the "Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters", which is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This visitor's center teaches about the early migrations of Mormon Pioneers and about their temporary settlements in the Omaha area. My ancestors were part of that migration, so I feel a special connection with this area.


In the visitor's center they occasionally have a display of one type of another. This month they featured a quilt display. I've never particularly enjoyed quilting -- it's too tedious for me -- but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the time, effort and talent that goes into quilt making. Here is a selection of some of the beautiful quilts that we saw. I can hardly imagine how many hours went into each one of these beauties...







These gorgeous quilts make me want to whip out my rotary cutter and mat and throw together a quilt. Of course, my quilt would have 10" blocks instead of 2" blocks, but still...

4 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

I need to visit I usually go there for the Gingerbread display.

Nataša by heart said...

Intereating, so interesting. Thanks for sharing,

greteengs

Chris O'Dorisio said...

LOL your last comment made me smile. I like to make quilts but I am not fond of LOTS of tedious handwork. The ones you pictured are very pretty and some you could tell were LOADS of work!

Chris O'Dorisio said...

I should have clarified my statement ...the comment about the 10" blocks instead of the 2" ones. I recently made a quilt using lots of little pieces, it is pretty but the time factor is a bit frustrating...and this craft is supposed to be R.E.L.A.X.I.N.G! :)