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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Where Poppies Grow On Exhibit

I am delighted to share with you the news that my quilt "Poppies for JPC" will be one of the twenty on exhibit at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City this upcoming weekend - June 19, 20 and 21. You can read all about the exhibit and indeed the Museum by going here to the Museum page but be sure to look at page 2 for this weekend's events. It looks like a fascinating museum.
I did get the binding on my quilt within days of the post on April 25 but I realize I have not posted a photo of it. So here it is. The binding has a thin flange of the same fabric as the crosses.

This photograph of Grandpop, James Patrick Coughlan, was taken when he was at Officer Training School in Oxford England in the waning months of the war.
I'm including the photo above for several reasons. It does give a lovely view of the masterful quilting job that Su Gardner did on her longarm machine. But I also show you the small badge that I used to create the pattern for my center medallion - that badge is barely 1" across in reality so I was really pleased with how my center turned out.

My quilt and I leave for Kansas City tomorrow so today I have been putting the final touch to the quilt with the label. It will be a great honor to have my quilt be part of the exhibition and I do hope there are many visitors.

In addition to the exhibit at the Liberty Memorial there is also a major quilt show, The 2015 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival on at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland, KS. More details are here.

This trip is a double thrill for me as a quilter because I also have a quilt in the Beatles collection which will be hung at the KC Quilt Festival.

And the capstone for my excitement happened earlier today when I found that Barbara Brackman had included mention and photographs of my quilt on her blog. Go have a look here. Be sure to look at the links that Barbara has provided - as usual they are full of fun and interesting details.

This is one of the facets of quiltmaking that I love the most; the opportunity to meet and mingle with others in distant places but united by a love of quilt making. In addition to at last being able to meet Denniele who created the project to begin with (she will be at the Liberty Memorial fulltime for the three days) I am also hoping to at last meet Barbara while I am at the KC Quilt Festival. As you know I have made several projects as a result of the wonderful research and sharing of knowledge that Barbara so generously puts up on her blog. And won't it be fun to see our Beatles collection hung so far from where they started!

Do look out for me if you find yourself at the show - I'll be the one floating along on cloud 9! I might even have on my Beatles (Yellow Submarine) hangtag to alert a passerby to chat to me about that exhibit. I'd love to meet and greet with new people while I am in an unfamiliar part of the country.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I hope you have a really great time Dorry and spend lots of time talking to random people who stop to admire your WW1 quilt