I did much of my graduate work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (it transferred nicely into the History Program at Montana State University) but had not been back to see the International Quilt Study Center. It is an amazing facility. I highly recommend a visit. Friday was spent viewing Chintz Center Panel quilts in the Collection. I am working on a new project. It is an octagon appliqued in the center of another mosaic patchwork quilt. The fabrics used in the hexagons were as wonderful as the chintz center panel.
Saturday we were at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha to see a Currier and Ives Print Exhibit. I am always intrigued with that romanticized view of the West. Peg and I did also manage to fit in a 'few' Nebraska quilt shops!
Dinner Saturday night was at the very elegant Grey Plume in Omaha. To mark my 65th birthday, the menu was signed by the entire kitchen staff, including the chef, Clayton Chapman.
Now I am back in Bozeman, ready to begin teaching on Thursday and inspired to start work on my next Dargate fabric line.