Last week, a Master Gardener friend called and asked if I wanted to take a day trip to Boston. Silly question because the answer to a day trip to Boston is always “of course.” 🙂
This collection is from the Pennsylvania area in the 1800’s. The fabrics are fascinating, the hand quilting is amazing, the colors jump out at you, and it put me in awe of our predecessors quilting skills.
It also made my imagination go wild. Who used these and were they a comforter to keep warm on a cold winter night or a piece of art to adorn a wall? Did one person sit by candle light in the evening to work on these magnificent pieces or did a group of women gather together to do the stitching? The stories I imagine they could tell.
The weather was gorgeous for our hour and a half drive, and we had a great day admiring this historical quilt collection, exploring the Museum and having a wonderful lunch outside in their garden area. Quilts and gardens – now that’s a good day.
I didn’t take as many photos as I usually do because my friend believes that a person constantly snapping pictures is not really experiencing the event. It is always good to look at life through another perspective, but I wish I had quickly snapped a few more.
Have a colorful week whether that is indoors or outdoors. For me, it was a long, wicked winter, so I will be outdoors soaking up color in my garden while I work. 🙂