Sunday, June 18, 2017

Girls' Day at the Museum!

You never know who will visit the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Last week, it was the International Advisory Board. This week it was a group of 22 girls and the "My Doll and I Get Groovy" class led by Sheila Green. Many thanks to Sheila for posting these photos. Oh my gosh, so adorable!

According to Sheila, when asked what they thought when they first saw the exhibition the girls said, "Colorful!"

In addition to viewing all the exhibitions including mine, there were snacks and crafts. The girls got to deck out their dolls in groovy threads.

I was about their age when the quilts were made, and it caught me a little off guard in a good way to see a whole group of them in the space, mesmerized by the quilts. What could be better than that?

"Off the Grid, The Bill Volckening Collection" will be on display at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum through August 27th. For more information, click here.


  1. Thanks, Bill, for mentioning my class at Quilt House and the delightful children who attended! My Doll and I Get Groovy was the 26th unique class (each class directly relates to a quilt exhibition and that time period/culture). 490 children have attended with 1-3 sessions of each class since 2009. I love introducing families to the IQSCM and share my love of quilts and dolls. Thanks for sharing your collection of polyester quilts to be exhibited there. I saw them at QuiltCon and knew I had to plan a class based on the 1970's when I heard they were coming to Lincoln!

  2. Wonderful post! I love that these girls had this experience.