This was a knockout:
I love everything about this next quilt - the variety, the order, the no border, the colors, the whimsy... really surprised that it wasn't chosen as a "study quilt" (unless I missed something).
I am actually hoping to make it back to the museum for a closer longer look.
Then, in the classroom, there was a whole selection of "study quilts" - so awesome! Each quilter used a Civil War era quilt to "study" and reproduce or interpret in some fashion. I took a few photos:
A "symbol of innocence lost":
I loved this one, a tribute to the quilter's great-grandfather:
Scrappy goodness and the joy of hand quilting:
I love this one too - a really "true" replica in spirit:
I am inspired to join the American Quilt Study Group. Are you?
In other news.... Tonight I go to one last "back to school night" for Tommy..... I've been going to these (and hosted a few of my own when I taught fourth grade) since 1998. The end of an era... with a little bit of a feeling of relief... but HOW does time fly so fast??