Aug 18, 2007

Time Warp

I feel as if I got lost in a time warp since I last posted. It has been over a month since my promise to show more of the exhibits at the Vermont Quilt Festival and then I got lost in travel, graduation party planning and the big move to Kentucky. Work also plays a factor in the black hole the summer became! Here we are in mid- August already, and next week doesn't appear to be any slower than the last few have been. But no complaining...instead I'll just back up and start where I left off- my time at VQF which I knew would be the last of the quiet times for a few months.

From the comments I've recieved on the last postings The exhibit of Rosie Lee Thompkins was well recieved. I still marvel at the way African American Quilters have tweeked the craft. Rosie's quilts reminded me of the quilts of the Gee Bend quilters. A marvelous history lesson.

The second exhibit that tickled my fancy was the antique quilts. These were shown in one of the large exhibition halls at the Exposition Center just down the road from St. Michael's College campus. The venue is wonderful and really lends itself to lingering and taking everything in. The small exhibit of doll quilts was facininating. Many of these shown below are from the collection of Judi Gunther. I was able to take a class with her , and can say she is a delight to be with.

This small showcase made me miss my days crafting miniatures (dollhouses and furnishings!)
The pieces were truly small, and very charming.

The following two doll quilts are part of Judi Gunther's collection:

The small churndash to follow was not. I will have to go back and reference it as to its owner, but loving churndashes as I do, I was delighted with it! My best bet right now to bring my blog up to current events is to get my photos uploaded to my webshots page. I will then let you out there in blogland know when I've finished that task and you can go take a look at the beautiful antiques and the show quilts from 2007. If you are interested in more information about the festival you can go to their link at

Happiness is finding my way back to blogging, now to just have the time to continue keeping in touch.


Dawn said...

Oh look at those miniatures! Too cute! Did you see there was an article about Rosie in QNM this month!

Lucy said...

OOhh what an adorable doll quilt !! I am in love :-)

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