|1970s patchwork with raw-edge applique|
By the time I got to the lecture, I felt like I was going to fall over. I was running on empty, but I knew I had to go on with the show. It would be a bright spot in a difficult month. I knew the Comforters would comfort me, and they did. Before I started, I explained why I wasn't myself that day, but said hopefully the quilts would reenergize me. The group also needed positive energy, after one of their officers fell on the way into the meeting and injured her hand, and the group learned their membership chair had passed away the night before.
We were all counting on the quilts for a pick-me-up. And you know what? It worked! There were smiles, there was laughter, and the audience was wide-eyed with each quilt. The lecture was Recent Acquisitions, and here's what I brought.
|I could hear the audience collectively gasp when they saw this|
|One of two 1830s quilt tops|
|A few had seen this in the exhibit in Bellingham last summer.|
|An unusual Log Cabin, in all solids - very graphic!|
|They all guessed it - 1976! But they were surprised I got it for $9|
|Big reaction to this one - they loved it!|
|More surprised reactions - Marsha McCloskey made this in 1973|
|They were simply dazzled by Andrea Balosky's quilt|
|I kept them awake at the end of the lecture with this Cinco de Mayo|
|Many guessed this was a Jean Wells quilt.|