Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Quilt Museum visit

Day 3 of their visit - Petra, Judith, Laurie, Patti & I headed off to the VA Quilt Museum. It was a blustery cold day with just a few snowflakes teasing the sky.

We immediately warmed up once we were all inside.
Gloria Comstock (the Museum's curator) was happy to take Petra & Judith on a behind the scenes tour of the Archives room and explain how each quilt is carefully processed and documented.

A very special quilt had just arrived... created by a cousin of Abraham Lincoln.
Would we like to take a peak at it resting downstairs in the vault?
Why yes of course we certainly would!
And Petra was even allowed to photograph the quilt.

Off to lunch and a visit to Patchwork Plus quilt shop.

Petra purchased some fat quarters of 1800's reproduction fabrics.
As soon as we arrived back home she began mixing them into her own collection of Dutch fabrics. She said "these will make for a wonderful scrappy quilt" and knowing Petra's work, I have no doubt it will be gorgeous!

It was a very exciting day!


  1. Following Judith's and Petra's journey has been a thrill. I know they were well taken care by you and the rest of the Bee Sisters.

  2. I would love to see the whole Lincoln cousin quilt some time.

  3. I was at the museum once a long time ago - friendly people and nice place

  4. I can only imagine the fun you and your Bee sisters had with Judith and Petra. They must have been in Oh and Aw all the time in the museum. Awsome that they got to see so many antique quilts.
    It was fun for us to travel with them through the blogposts!

  5. what fun! I'm sure you provided them with the Royal Treatment as only you can! did they get pink bubbly? xoxo

  6. How fun to go “behind the scenes” of the quilt museum and then icing on the cake to have a preview of the latest addition! Love the photo of Petra sitting on the floor and playing with fabric - we can all relate to that. Thank you for sharing such a special visit you had.

  7. How exciting to get that behind the scenes tour and to see such a special quilt up close and personal. Lucky you.

  8. Wow - what a fun tour! The quilts in your previous post are gorgeous!

  9. This day will be remembered! As Well as the friendships that were made during our stay! It was lovely! If only I could pop over real quick just to say hello!

  10. I was at the museum once a long time ago - friendly people and nice place

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  11. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !



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