Saturday, March 7, 2009

Opening Day of the Crazy Quilt Exhibit!

"Crazy Quilts - A Stitch in Time" is the name of the crazy quilt exhibit. As you enter through the main door of the Stans Museum here is what you see in the central hall. On the left is the raffle quilt that was made for Murphy's Landing and to the right is a smaller wall quilt made by Pandora Jurisoo.

Therese, the President of the Scott County Historical Board took this photo of Judith and me in front of the Murphy's quilt. When we "crossed paths" at Murphy's Landing it led to a place for us to crazy quilt.

When I "crossed paths" with Deanna at Murphy's Landing, that was when the whole crazy, crazy quilting thing began. I would show you a picture of her but I didn't get one snapped before she left today. However, she brought me what's in this picture...........roses as a thank you for sewing her blocks together (that's her quilt in the photo at the top of this blog) and for keeping our group "glued" together. Funny thing was that I thought she just brought them for the show and when she said they were for me, well, that was really cool!!! I have never had a dozen roses before so this was a first. Well, except my daughter gave me "second-hand roses" she received from an admirer in college. My husband is not a flower man. End of story.
:-) These are all mine and I am going to enjoy every last bloom!! Thanks, Deanna!
That's all I'm going to post for tonight. I'll be back soon to share a bit more. I'm not going to show you all the quilts and items in the exhibit - 40 in all - because if I did that then you wouldn't want to come and see the quilts. Now I know that many of you can't possibly get to Minnesota so I will post an item or two here and there, and other works in progress that are all crazy quilting related. In October, I will post all the items in the exhibit. In the meantime, I'll make it fun. That's a promise I can keep!!!
See you tomorrow!
Miss Martha


Pat said...

That looks to be a wonderful venue to show the crazy quilts off very nicely. Thanks for letting us see them....even if it won't be all of them for awhile yet! LOVELY roses, too...and well-deserved, I'd say. I also love your necklace and earrings (clicked on the photo and saw them up close that way).

Anonymous said...

What a great story of friendship beginning, and crazy quilting leading to a show. The roses are beautiful!