Friday, October 24, 2014

Eye on Elegance at the DAR Museum.

After about five hours sleep I made my way to the DAR Museum today. Their Eye on Elegance exhibition has just opened and consists of pieced and appliquéd quilts from the 1700s to the mid 1800s. There were several Baltimore Album quilts on display as part of the Exhibition and believe me - they are stunning. It was worth making the trip from Australia just for this Exhibition. I had a wonderful time studying them and I plan to go back again tomorrow. I spent a few hours walking in the warm sunshine after leaving the DAR as I was trying to reset my internal body clock to US time.  Now I'm trying to stay awake for awhile. One advantage of staying at this apartment is that I can prepare my meals and I bought up groceries at a nearby mart. Now I'm finishing off some more back basting.  I hope you enjoy my photos of the DAR. More to come tomorrow.
Hugs, Jan Mac

















4 comments:

Jan Mac said...

I've been having problems deleting some photos so I'll have to edit the blog posts when I'm back in Australia

margaret said...

some real beauties you have shared and amazing seeing they are so old they still look pristine on the photos. Quite a journey you had but as you say well worth it

marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

Thanks for the lovely photo,s Jan .I looked at the museum site ,what an amazing museum .so I will read true it again so now the whole story .Enjoy .

Every Stitch said...

Gasp - what a wonderful collection! The applique is especially fine. Definitely worth the trip! thanks so much for posting :)