Today was hanging day at the Benton County Museum, and the quilts are now up. Just a few details, wall labels, etc., and the exhibit will be ready to open. Perhaps even a day early! Many thanks to the fine folks at the museum, especially curator and webmaster Mark Tolonen who facilitated the whole installation, created labels, and publicized the event on the web.
It was mind-blowing to see so many of these quilts on display in one space, and I'm just delighted. So, I thought I'd share a few pictures taken during installation. Enjoy!
|We started the day with bare walls, ladders, and a table piled with quilts.|
|First order of business was to hang a few quilts from the ceiling.|
|Then it was time to get quilts up on the walls and furnish the glass cases.|
|This glass case display will address key points in the pattern evolution.|
|Most of the older quilts are either on the stage or toward the front.|
|Newer and less traditional quilts are on the opposite end.|
|Quilts made from published patterns bridge the gap between old and new.|