Today’s quilt is a fun quilt that I named “Here, Kitty, Kitty!”
It started out as a study on primary and secondary colors, but no matter how I arranged the pieces and colors they ended up looking to me like a mask or the face of a jungle cat. So I finally let the quilt speak for itself, and give it its name.
This quilt was made in 1986 and is hand pieced and quilted.
Today my Doctor of Ministry class went to the new Smithsonian Museum of American Art to view a very amazing and interesting work of folk art called “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly” made by James Hampton.
We got to take a peek at some of the rest of the folk art and learned about the museum’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art which “is the first visible art storage and study center in Washington, D.C. This innovative public space provides new ways to experience American art. Its imaginative design allows visitors to select an area to explore at a glance with more than 3,300 works from the permanent collection in secure glass cases.” (From the museum’s website). It sounds like a great place to visit.