Thursday, November 15, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! Great Lakes & Great Quilts!

Who would guess that the quilt collection would be archived next to the MSU Spartan football stadium in a very unassuming brown brick building!

We met up with Beth who had offered to show us some quilts in the collection--and started our day off with lunch at the University.

It was an amazing day and I have more quilts to show tomorrow after editing photos down.

Tonight- lecture at guild meeting, and a drive to my next destination--Ann Arbor afterwards!

15 comments:

rondiquilts said...

I would have loved to tag along today. Will wait patiently for photos. Will sit with a cup of coffee and look at them!
Rondi

Dale said...

Love the first quilt!

Dale said...

Love the first quilt!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Where did they (or do they still) get the quilts? Are they donations or acquisitions? I live in Northern Michigan and would love to know if these are ever displayed to the public ... would be worth the few hours drive! Linda

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Just a heads up, Bonnie ... the "rivalry" between Michigan State (Spartans) and University of Michigan (Wolverines) is LEGENDARY! Akin to that between Alabama and Georgia and many other college footballs teams ... just warning if you mention the quilt visit to Michigan State when in Ann Arbor ...... LOL ..... be prepared for some "comments" ..... LOL

jackie said...

The quilts are usually donations. They have a huge collection. The museum does by appointment show quilts to small groups, but it has been a while since there has been a large show at the museum itself. Here is a link to the newsletter from the Great Lakes Quilt Center at the museum. www.museum.msu.edu/glqc

Jackie B

julieQ said...

Don't you just love the applique and piecing together...what a stunning old lovely quilt!

Jean Baumert said...

Say Hi to my friend Judi at the Ann Arbor 1/2 day workshop. she told me today she is in your class. I'll see you in March at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. I'm in the Jamestown Landing class

Debra said...

Be sure to go to Zingerman's Deli when you go to Ann Arbor (breakfast is just as good as lunch/dinner!)

Debra said...

Be sure to go to Zingerman's Deli when you go to Ann Arbor (breakfast is just as good as lunch/dinner!)

Patchwork Penguin said...

Why are they wrapped in plastic????

jackie said...

It's not plastic. It is breathable and archivally safe. They also use acid free tissue.

Paul said...

Bonnie, for the class in Ann Arbor, be sure to tell them that the BEST quilters you have ever taught were quilters from Columbus Ohio! GO BUCKEYES!!

Mary said...

Very interesting to see how they store the quilts. Will patiently wait to see more... Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Wish I had know you ladies were there. I would have happily skipped out of work at MSU Libraries to have taken the tour with you all. :). Maybe next time.