Thursday, July 12, 2012
Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum
I didn't take many pictures of the quilts because I was so bedazzled by the spool cabinets.
Sigh of pleasure.
Then I found out the prices! Yazow, upwards of a thousands dollars.
That is a lot of money for what is just a fun piece.
Then, I got to see them in person.
Oh boy, they are gorgeous!
And this is the largest collection in the world. I didn't photograph all of them, I was drooling too much
The idea was that if you displayed the thread in a cool cabinet, women would buy more thread.
I know I would have.
All of these have been restored and even have thread in them.
And the thread is color coded. Sigh of love.
I should have taken more pictures of the Amish quilts but I did get this bed.
I love the sweet Amish dolls without faces as the Amish don't like to make images or get their pictures taken. I saw four darling Amish children by the side of the road while we were looking at the Barn quilts but I didn't snap their pictures.
It seems like such a violation. I know some people do it and if they are working, the Amish are okay, sortof, with it.
I used to say that if I were really rich, I would have the really expensive season tickets and close parking to the Illini games. Not any more. I have a new fantasy purchase I will make when I hit it big.
I will buy a spool cabinet.
Admit it, you want one also!
At least I have the pictures...any my dreams!