Last week, my husband and I drove to Golden, CO. He went to ride a bike ALL DAY up and down mountains in an event called the Quadruple Bypass. I was the support team.
The support team delivers the (crazy) cyclist to the start of the event at five something in the morning, shops in the area all day, and then picks up the (exhausted) cyclist when he is finished.
It's not that I'm not a supportive fan. Well not completely.
It's that you really cannot stand on the side of the street and wave or hold a sign for someone on a 120 mile trek through mountains. I do it for downtown marathons. I did it when he completed an Ironman. It just wasn't practical this time.
I had no particular plan for spending the day, but sometimes unplanned days are the best ones.
I found a cute little quilt museum in the quaint town of Golden. Six bucks bought me a personal tour guided by a delightful quilter. She explained to me that they change the exhibitions about four times a year.
I took these photos with my phone and was not allowed to use a flash.
I hope you will enjoy seeing a few of the beautiful quilts in the Australia Uncovered exhibit. Quilts are such a three dimensional media, it's kind of a shame to see them as photographs instead of in person. But just in case you won't be in Colorado in the next few weeks, here goes.
Isn't it amazing how she created the texture of the underside of a mushroom by sewing pleats and then cutting them?
Doesn't it seem like these rocks are real?
This quilt, Golden Ivory, was probably my favorite. Imagine turning one piece of fabric into this.
You can see some of this beautiful gold thread embroidery in the photo at the top of this post.
Or maybe Aunty Green's Garden is...
Some of the quilts were based on American quilts with unique Australian touches.
And some were very reflective of the Australian environment.
There is something extra special about quilts that were actually made with whatever scraps the maker had on hand.
Look how carefully she pieced the scraps together so the designs worked.
So which is your favorite?
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