Museum visits in Virginia
Jen sent me an email detailing a few quilt museums and their exhibits open this year. There were 3 in Virginia. I visited the one in Harrisonburg last weekend and which I blogged previously.
So this weekend the sun was out, the weather was beautiful and I was free so it was time to rent a car again. This time it was a zippy little red car which I loved!!
Friday I did the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg and visited a few towns along the way. Williamsburg is a beautiful city with a section that is reminiscent of colonial life. This is how the collection was described “A Celebration of Quilts features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public.”
And here are the quilts:
But this is the quilt – or should I say coverlet – that took my breath away. The photo doesn’t do it justice. The coverlet was placed behind glass with a light behind it. All I could do was stand in front of it speechless.
Here was something else that fascinated me:
Part of the colonial village:
And I was fortunate to be there during a parade – my first in the US.
Day 2 in the next post…..