Sunday, May 23, 2010
Back from the Beach...
Just to back from a few days down at Edisto Island which is just South of Charleston, S.C. It is a pretty quiet place so we spent lot of time walking, biking, and watching the dolphins. (oh ya, and eating...shrimp and grits is one of my all time favorite foods!) All and all very relaxing! There was a tiny quilt exhibit at the local history museum. All new story quilts reflecting the Gullah culture of the area. There was also an absolutely stunning Broderie Perse quilt top the is part of the permanent collection and worth the price of admission!(Sorry, no photos allowed at the exhibit....)
Now it is time to get back to work. I have to finish my application for AQS so I can take my appraiser test next April. It is 80% finished. My goal is to get it in the mail on Thursday. Should be achievable!
I went out to see a few more quilts last week. They were in pretty tough shape. It is difficult when I really like a quilt but know it doesn't have a lot of value due to condition. After the class I took up in Paducha I will never see a pineapple quilt again without thinking of Gerald Roy! Interestingly there was another quilt that was in good condition but was...what is a nice way to say ugly? (which by the way was the owners word...not mine!)
I'm finding working with these old quilts really exciting but also find it is another place that sets the project part of my brain on fire....take this red and green basket quilt....I could see myself making something like this...Grrr...this "no new projects until I finish a project rule" is tough!