My sister Em is in town for a few days (hurray!) We spent some time yesterday at the American History Museum in DC. Jennifer had mentioned that the museum has a quilt collection, and that we should plan a DC Modern Quilt Guild outing to see the quilts. Yesterday, I saw some quilters doing a demonstration, so of course I stopped to ask about the exhibit… they do tours twice a month, on Tuesdays. I’m working on a date in February. Apparently, the exhibit even has a WIP from Martha Washington–a finished quilt top that didn’t quite make it into the “finished” category. This made me smile.
The picture to the left is from the Star Spangled Banner exhibit–the first known photograph (c. 1873) of the original Star Spangled Banner, made by Mary Young Pickersgill, her daughters, and others in her household. The Baltimore seamstress made over $400 for the flag, more than most in her city made in a year.
As for my WIP projects? Pretty much in the same position as last week. BUT. I spent literally every second this weekend cleaning and organizing my house. And I’ll tell you. That makes me very, very happy. Em and I are working on a tumbler quilt today from fabric I won at the Sewing Summit and cut out while I was there. Fabric includes Bryant Park by Khristian A. Howell, Echo by Lotta Jansdotter (which I am convinced goes with everything!), and some random solids, text print by Sweetwater, Jennifer Paganelli Queen Street print, and some Peacock Lane by Violet Craft. Fun!