Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Rebecka and I had a great Monday together visiting the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the State Capitol. The Capitol is a wonderful building built between 1922 and 1932. The interior reflects the history of Nebraska with tiled floors and ceramic mosaic ceilings.
We also stopped in at a lovely coffee shop did a little stitching and walked around the old station area of Haymarket.
As the quilt museum is closed on Mondays Rebecka organized a private tour of the quilt exhibits. Lois was wonderful and very informative. The exhibit of the 'Marseille White Corded Quilts' was on display. What an amazing collection! All hand stitched and corded with wonderful imagery in the background. www.quiltstudy.org The second exhibit was 'Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers'. These quilts were made by Nebraskan quilters or the quilts were brought to Nebraska by families who settled in the area between 1860 and 1900.