Saturday, February 16, 2013

National Quilt Museum

I've had the most wonderful two days! My husband took me to Paducah, Kentucky so we could see my quilt hanging in the National Quilt Museum. We took my BFF Leslie and her husband with us. We celebrated Valentine's Day on the road. It took us about 9 hours to get there but that included a stop at a little quilt shop in Birch Tree, Missouri.

On Friday Leslie and I spent a couple of hours at Hancock's of Paducah while the guys did other things. It's so overwhelming! There is SOOOO MUCH fabric there that the brain can't take it all in! We may have gone back a second time--while the guys did other things..

After lunch in historic downtown Paducah on the Ohio River we made our way over to the museum. I had emailed ahead to let them know we were coming but I was taken aback by the reception I had. I was treated like a celebrity! The CEO of the museum came out of his office and I was escorted in to see my quilt with the12 others of the "Quilts of the South Central US". Several of the employees and volunteers of the museum were there. We were allowed to take pictures and then the museum's photographer took pictures which she promptly posted on their Facebook page. We toured the museum with the guide who gave us lots of info on many of the quilts. It was wonderful experience that I will never forget.

Then, today my sister and her husband came down from Missouri and we girls went through the museum again. I was so happy to get to share this experience with Greta. I became an official "Friend of the Museum" and gave a donation in memory of my mom. Her name will go on the wall. It's only fitting that her name should be there since she's the one who taught me to sew. I can hardly wait to go back in the future to see it.





21 comments:

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

How wonderful you look next to your beautiful quilt. It's stunning! Awesome that you got to make the trip! Congratulations on the accomplishment, what a reward. WTG Tulsa girl!!!!!!!!!

ranette said...

I am so proud of you Teresa! I actually teared up reading this post....lol
Your quilt is gorgeous and so are ou, inside and out!

ranette said...

Jay sends his congrats as well :)

Karen said...

So happy for you, the quilt is so beautiful. And how special to share it with your sister and BFF.

dianne said...

huge, gigantic props to you!!! what an accomplishment!!! you should be beaming with pride!!!

Carrie P. said...

Teresa, that is so awesome. I just finished catching up on all your posts about your very special trip. I am so excited for you!
Boy! that is a big quilt too even though I have seen other times on your blog.
Congrats!!!!

Teresa said...

Congrautlations. The thrill of seeing one of your quilts on display goes beyond words. It is a beautiful quilt and will long be treasured, I am sure.

PatchworkRose said...

Your quilt is a WOW and spectacular. What a treat to see it hanging at Paducah. Congratulations

Sheila said...

Incredible quilt , congratulations !!

sandi s said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Congratulations!

TinaW said...

WOW! Your quilt is incredibly beautiful! Very impressive.

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow beautiful quilt. Congratulations. Very cool to be hanging there and getting your pic too. I just came over from another blog. It was very nice meeting you on this special post.
I'll follow you so I can keep up.
Have a great Wednesday,
Sherry

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow beautiful quilt. Congratulations. Very cool to be hanging there and getting your pic too. I just came over from another blog. It was very nice meeting you on this special post.
I'll follow you so I can keep up.
Have a great Wednesday,
Sherry

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

WOW....that is one absolutely beautiful quilt. Congrats!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

Raewyn said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful quilt!! How thrilling for you. Will your quilt be there for the Paducah Quilt Week? I hope so as I would love to see it!!

Purple Pam said...

Your quilt is absolutely awesome. What a wonderful opportunity that you were able to see it at the museum and were given such a wonderful reception from the staff. Congratulations.

Vickie said...

The quilt looks gorgeous hanging there!!! What an amazing ride you are on!! Enjoy!!

LynCC said...

Oh gosh - this one!! No wonder it's hanging at the Museum. :D I *love* this quilt and really enjoy watching people work on their renditions of it. Yours is particularly gorgeous. Congratulations on all the well-deserved attention it's getting!

KaHolly said...

I'm in awe!

Patti said...

What a beautiful quilt! You deserve to be proud. Sounds like your trip was way fun.

Patti in SoCal

Lynne said...

Wow! That's amazing! Congratulations! (Visiting from A Passion for Appliqué)