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“I Love the Quilt”

On the way to our January retreat we stopped at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see some beautiful quilts. This was start to the quilting journey planned for the weekend in which I couldn’t help repeating “I Love the Quilt”!

As we were making our way toward the quilts, we got distracted by rows of beautiful dresses, a girl just can’t help herself – the magic of a vintage gown was pulling us in.

In the end, it was all about quilts and our favorites were the calico dresses.

We found some nice cheddar…

…in one of the older pieces from the museum. We could have spent an afternoon in the dresses alone not to mention the 1000s of other pieces that are in the museum – but we knew the we had to maintain focus and move on to the quilts.

So we “tumbled” our way to the room of them waiting for us.

In this beauty we were quickly reminded of the dresses that we left behind.

Simple applique with an accent of cheddar that lingered in our memories.

We took a big breath with a stunning red and white star.

And dove back into an “Ocean Wave” of scraps. Notice the red/muslin half square triangle and how it anchors the scrappiness.

A delightful pineapple with the touch of red that pops like a buoy in a dark sea.

Crazy I tell you!

“I love this quilt” I whisper it again and again.

There was such a great variety of quilts.

You might be able to say “There was a boatload of them”!