The American Museum in Bath is a great spot…even for those of us from America who didn’t really want to be seeing AMERICAN OLD STUFF on our tour of ENGLAND!
This was a bonus for me. I don’t sew with a lot of “Kaffe” or really from any one particular designer. I love them ALL!
I want my quilts to be recognizable as mine…..not have someone look at them and say “oh that’s a Kaffe quilt” NO…it’s a BONNIE quilt, which means I have used Kaffe fabric, but not solely Kaffe fabric and you’d really have to look hard to distinguish it from all the other fabrics in my mix…but this was fun!
This photo is Brenda and I posing in front of the wall outside of the entrance to the exhibit hall.
Yarn Bombed Lamp Post!
But believe me, you will know you are in the right place the moment you get CLOSE to the entrance to the museum…the lamp posts AND the trees have been completely yarn and fabric bombed!
The bells are flower pots covered in Kaffe’s fabric hung upside down along with yarn pompoms!
Can you please direct me to the Kaffee Fassett Exhibit? I can’t seem to find it! LOL!
Bright enough to knock your socks off!!
The walls were all painted brilliant colors to match the feel of each quilt, of each needle point or knitted display ---which made for really BAD photography. But it was great for viewing the quilts…
Hung on a bright pink wall with one light bulb in the middle.
From pink wall to turquoise wall.
More subtle on a copper colored wall. There were garments on display too.
This is all needlepoint on this bight green wall.
Look who I ran into! Anne Bebbington!
She and her hubby Nigel came out to see us while we were at the museum. We’ve known each other for years and years online but had never met in person! I think the highlight of this day was sitting in the café and chatting over tea. What a lovely lovely woman she is!
The lighting was so hard for photography in the gallery ((and you were not allowed to use flash, understandable)) that I gave up photographing quilts, needlepoint and knitting and focused on the quotes on the wall. These are fun!
I need to remember this!
I so agree with this!
Well, of COURSE!!
Look, I blend in!
It was a fun exhibit, and I am glad it was part of what we saw at the American Museum in Bath!
More photos to come of what else we saw in another post…..this morning we are off to the Birmingham Festival of Quilts!