Monday, December 11, 2017

Caught a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower!
Day 1 in Paris:  Weather was not so nice, very windy, grey and some rain... But I walked from la Concorde to l'Etoile... on the Champs Elysees, a beautiful avenue!

 I love those Haussmann style buildings!


 Nice cars!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The other day, a customer told me she was going to visit her son in Cincinnati. So I asked her to go to the TAFT museum if she had some down time and take picture of the quilts exhibited there! So she did and went with her husband. She brought me these amazing pictures!!Thank you so much Sheryl A. !!!

Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts
October 21, 2017–January 21, 2018 | Fifth Third Gallery

Hexagon Quilt (detail), possibly made in Kentucky, about 1860–1880. International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 1997.007.0598
For nearly 300 years, quilt makers have created a dazzling range of designs using the versatile mosaic patchwork technique. The 19 quilts in Elegant Geometry highlight the skill, intelligence, and artistry of the women who practiced mosaic patchwork quilting during its early years. Mosaic quilters wrapped and sewed cloth around identically sized, geometrically shaped paper pieces. They then stitched the tiny units together into intricate patterns. The earliest quilt in the exhibition originated in 18th-century England. British colonists brought the technique to the New World, where American women embraced it. American quilts in Elegant Geometry date through the 19th century and were made by women from Eastern and Midwestern states including Kentucky and Ohio.