May 27, 2010

Amish Quilts

Yesterday I was invited to join a a few quilting friends for a road trip to view the Amish Quilt Abstraction exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. These wonderful quilts are from a collection owned by Faith and Stephen Brown who have spent years collecting these pieces of quilting history and have generously shared it with so many. There were 48 beautiful quilts in this exhibit. Most dating back to the mid 1800 and early 1900.

It was such a treat to see these Amish quilts up close. All the beautiful colors so perfectly placed and balanced to create the designs.

I now have a whole new prospective on the use of solid colored fabrics and their use in a quilt. The handquilting quilting is so beautiful on these quilts. So perfectly stitched. Such patience.

If you have to opportunity to see this wonderful exhibit. You will be thoroughly rewarded with a glimpse into these wonderful quilters lives. Inspired, and in awe.

While you are at the museum, don't overlook visiting the ninth floor observatory that gives you a marvelous view of the city. Here is one view looking down at the Hall of Science across the way, and park area between the buildings.

A beautiful day with friends and quilts---


Diane said...

Love the mini quilt show. I've always been drawn to amish quilts although I've only made a few.

Purple Pam said...

That is one show I want to see. Thanks for posting some pictures of the quilts. Maybe I can get a group together for a field trip!

Margo in Maine said...

Loved your quilt is amazing the delicate work...much patience!!! and time!!!

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