Monday, April 7, 2008

Improvisational Quilts



Yesterday afternoon I headed over to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn to check out the current exhibit: "Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter." The quilts were beautiful in their simplicity and utilitarian nature. I especially loved her hand quilting patterns. If you are in the area and want to check out the exhibit, it is open until April 27. Here are a few of my favorites and the rest are in this flickr gallery.









After seeing the exhibit, I met up with some friends to see U2:3D. Great show! It was almost like seeing U2 live, but a lot less expensive than the real thing!





9 comments:

  1. I agree...beautiful. I'm heading over to flickr now.

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  2. The one with the red square in the middle is calling to me. I love it!

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  3. Wow, I wish i could see that exhibit.

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  4. Oh so cool! Are these the quilts that were on the USPS stamps awhile back?
    xox
    jdt

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  5. those quilts are so wonderful and inspiring. I wish I could see that exhibit!

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  6. Wow that is great that you were able to go to this show. These quilts are amazing. I'll check out your ones on flickr too. Thanks!

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  7. I bet that was a great show!
    Are you a big U2 fan? My husband is a HUGE U2 fan. He was unable to see the 3D movie while it was briefly in our town. He has heard that it was pretty phenomenal.

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  8. Oooh, thanks for sharing! I love that quilt in the Quilting Genius poster - great colors. Reminds me of Denyse Schmidt - I think it says something about the craft - that the quilts that are seemingly haphazard are the ones that get "cultural" attention...it tells me to relax and have fun and create at will, and not be so concerned with my seam allowances.

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  9. I love that second quilt pictured! U2 3D...how cool!

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