Saturday, November 10, 2018

More from My Visit to National Quilt Museum

On our way from Maryland to visit the Grand Canyon in September, the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY HAD to be a stopover! 

We saw fabulous quilts from the permanent collection and several special exhibits. (Edie McGinnis’s collection of Kansas City Star Quilts is featured in a previous post.) 

What a treat to see so many amazing works of art/craft, view the details up close, and capture photos. I will share just a few photos of my favorites, with a focus on fabulous hand quilting. (Click on photos for closer detail.) 

I have long admired the work of Jane Holihan. This is her amazing miniature quilt, “Rose Splendor,” at 17x17 inches!

Another fabulous miniature was hand appliqued and hand quilted by Jessie Harrison. "The Bouquet," is an amazing 9-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches! Jessie credits the value of a glue stick to hold small pieces in place for precise sewing.

Patricia Spadero (Delmar, NY) with her classic “Quilted Counterpane” hopes to inspire others to take the time to learn this art and take pride in it.

“Blue Earth Filled with Water and Flowers” – Keiko Miyauchi (Nagano, Japan) hopes to inspires others to enjoy quilting. Click on the closeup below to enjoy her detailed quilting and layered applique.

“Paint Can Posy,” made by Mayleen Vinson (Haysville, KS) was included in an exhibit called “Color Outside the Lines.” What an appropriate title!

Mayleen added some Big Stitch quilting on her "Paint Can Posy," that she made for a Kaffe Fassett fabric challenge.

“Spring of Desire,” on loan from quiltmaker Ted Storm of the Netherlands, can be enjoyed from afar, dazzling with gradated black to gray to white fabrics ...

and even more enjoyable up close – incredible over-the-top hand applique, hand quilting, padding, cording, beading, embroidery, shisha mirrors. 

Just WOW!

Check out the current exhibits at the National Quilt Museum and definitely plan a visit!

Keep Stitching!
Barbara M. Burnham

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  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilts from Paducah!

    FYI your link to Celebrating Hand Quilting does not work anymore. Hope this helps.


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