Pilgrim Roy Quilt Exhibit at Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Rachel and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston today to see the show of Jamie Wyeth's paintings. I thought the Pilgrim Roy quilt exhibit which has been there since early spring had left but not so. It was a beautifully displayed, and lighted, collection of late 19th, early 20th century quilts in traditional designs, most in wonderful colors. A few were the much loved traditional Amish quilts with very strong colors in very simple designs. Several were wonderful log cabin quilts, like the one here--it is a pattern that lends itself to endless variation both in design choices and in color choices. This ond shows very careful attention to detail and color choice. All the quilts showed painstaking craftsmanship. Most were pieces although there were a few lovey appliqued quilts.
Rachel and I are both modern art quilt lovers but it is impossible not to enjoy the designs and colors and pure elan of these quilts. Anyone who loves design and color would love looking at quilts like these so well lighted and displayed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!