Quilts and Color

It was slightly overcast weather-wise today, but that had no effect on the exhibit we were about to see at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Quilts and Color – Pilgrim/Roy exhibit has been at the Museum since April, but will conclude its run here next week-end, so with time running out, we headed in-town to see this inspiring collection.

Focusing on the ways in which the quilt artists and designers used color theory to create optical illusions and relationships between colors, the exhibit also illustrates the hours of careful and dedicated handwork necessary for producing these works of art. Some of the quilts date back to the 19th century and have certainly withstood the test of time.

Here are some of my favorites in the exhibit with a couple of details included. One is from a Log Cabin quilt that has silk embroidery in the center of the square.

If this collection finds its way to a museum close to you, I hope you consider viewing it.

Totally inspiring!



2 thoughts on “Quilts and Color

  1. I’m so glad you had a chance to visit this exhibit before it ended! Wasn’t it absolutely amazing?? I went a month or so ago and left feeling so inspired and exuberant. The log cabin with the embroidery in the center was stunning.

    Also, it was SO wonderful to finally meet you in person yesterday!! Ellen, you are so fun and delightful in person, and it was such a treat to chat with you for a bit… and see your gorgeous handmade shirt and purse! I hope we get a chance to meet again one day. 🙂

    • Carolyn, (blush) you are so kind! I had a great time and enjoyed our conversation as much as I enjoy following your sewing adventures! Getting myself to Gather Here is on my to-do list, for certain. In the meantime, I’m working on a Christmas quilt project which was a gift, so maybe I was inspired by the exhibit to get busy with it. 🙂

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