Monday, January 07, 2008

Guild meeting tonight

A talk and show by Beth Carlson. Lots of slides of England, and how it inspires her quilting designs. We'd seen a lot of the same things on our trip in the early 90s, but didn't always have the same impressions. For example, she really liked Blenheim, we were kind of bleah. She had one comment about the Bodlean (a picture of a carved door) while we could've happily spent another week just at that museum. It also bothered me that she just talked about William Morris as a "Victorian" - with no mention of his seminal role in the Arts and Crafts movement, which basically stood for everything the Victorians did NOT.

My secret sister gave me some coffee and a cheater panel meant to be made into a book, but I think it'll be a crib quilt instead, with some tweaking.

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