On Thursday we took a day trip to Lowell, Mass., to the New England Quilt Museum. We started off the day with breakfast at Cup & Crumb, just a few miles down the road on the way to the interstate. We got there just in time; when we left, the line was out the door!
National Historic Park. These mill stone planters graced the entrance from the parking lot.Threads of Resistance quilt exhibit. They also are featuring a Summer Celebration of New England Quilts made by members of the region's quilt guilds, and admission is free for the month of August. There are a few smaller shows around town as well.
traveling exhibit, as well as all 500+ entries on the TOR website, but nothing compares to seeing them in person. Apart from the subject matter, there is such variety of technique in these quilts. In fact, not all entries are by quilters. Some are collage or digital artists, one is completely felted, one is done with rug hooking; they are all amazing. We strongly recommend seeing this exhibit if it travels anywhere near you.
Allison Wilbur, a Rhode Island quilter who incorporates Japanese textile traditions in her work.The other show at The Brush Art Gallery & Studios in the park complex was called "Little Black Dress". "Quilts reflect where artists wore their little black dress, where they would like to wear their little black dress, what adventures await wearing their little black dress, or what fabrics their favorite little black dress was made of."