When I got their I was excited. I paid my entry fee and hit the elevator. The first exhibit I went to happened to be the one I found most interesting. It was called Modern Marvels. It was all about quilts made from kits from 1915 to 1950. In my nativity I believed that quilt kits were a relatively new phenomenon and were from the the times of the modern quilt revival at the bicentennial. I was wrong! Something I'm always a sucker for in a quilt shop has been marketed to ladies for the last century in magazines. I believe I took a picture of every quilt they had on display in the quilt kit display.
They also had a log cabin quilt exhibit going on along with a toy sewing machine exhibit. They were both interesting but I fell in love with the quilt kits exhibit. So enjoy the photos below I took of the quilts. I didn't put all my pictures in this post. Just almost all of them.
|Ombre before ombre was cool.|
|Snowflakes on a green background.|
|Look at those itty bitty stitches!|
|This is what a quilt kit looked like when it was mailed to you. Now days they make you cut your own fabric in a kit.|
|Around the world.|
|I could have spent all day looking at this quilt.|
|A close up of the scalloped border with the hot pink binding. I also like the touch of hot pink on each flower petal.|
|This one was called daisy chain from 1936.|
|A close up of the delicate and fine stitching.|
|Another example of a quilt kit for a lone star quilt.|
|A close up of the double wedding ring ombre quilt.|