Daughters of the Stars: Shenandoah Valley Star Quilts and Their Makers opened last night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA. I was lucky enough that a friend of mine who is a member, called to ask if I'd like to be her plus-one. I'd received an invitation myself, but it was much more fun to go with a friend! The exhibit is beautiful. I features about 15 quilts made in counties of the Shenandoah Valley. I highly recommend going to see the exhibit.
I took a few pictures (using my museum/no flash setting) before an aide told me that photography was not allowed. Sigh. I got almost all the quilts.
I originally found out about this show this past summer when a message was left at the historical society by the curator of the exhibit. The president called me at home and said - museum, curator, quilt - will you please call him, I know you know about these things. So, I called. Turned out he was putting the exhibit together and they had yet to find an example of a star quilt from Berkeley County; was I familiar with one? I answered in the affirmative. Told him that a couple of years ago in the exhibit I put together at our museum, we'd had a beautiful one made in 1860. So, long story short, I hooked him up with the owner, they worked things out and this quilt (which you may remember from my post back then) was hanging in a place of prominence in the gallery.
|Quilt by Mrs. Gwilliams, Berkeley Co., VA 1860|
Hope you enjoyed!