Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bulloch Hall 35th Quilt Show - second floor

This is a continuation of my post of last month on the Bulloch Hall 35th Quilt Show.  I was hoping to come back earlier to write this post but have barely been on the computer because of our future move.  We did move more furniture and boxes to Nashville but still have a long way to go to be finished - several months, at least.  But to get back to the quilt show - as we arrived upstairs in the Bulloch Hall mansion one quilt, no. 80, was exhibited in the hall and quite striking.  It is called "The Bride wore Red" by Kay Donges who says "I wanted to create a quilt using sparkly fabric in my favorite color (red.)  I envisioned an Indian bride.  Red is the color of life - a new life.  A wedding indicates a significant change in the life of a traditional Indian woman."

A Quilt Guild member was working in Irvine's Bedroom.  The bed was covered by quilt no. 83 "Family Stars" by Susan R. Morrison.  Next to the bed, on the wall, was quilt no. 85 "Downtown" by Susan Riser, which took her three years to complete.  Quilt no. 88 "Tuscany Rose" by Suzanne Gipaio has a flannel background.  Quilt no. 90 "Beach Fun" on the single bed was made by Pat Simone who says that she originally made napkins to use at the family vacation at the beach but since the family did not use them she repurposed them into a quilt.  (Click on any collage twice to enlarge.)

On the collage below, quilt on the left, on top, is no. 86 "Mississippi Delta Blues" by Ben Hollingsworth who says "I love music, especially the blues.  This is a tribute to the people from the Mississippi Delta, where the blues grew up."  Next to it, quilt no. 84 "Flight Plan" by Julie Bizzoso, is representing flying geese.

Quilt no. 87 below is "Graceland" by Alegra Bobette Robinson who says that she pieced this quilt on a trip with her two sisters to visit Elvis' home in Memphis, Tennessee.  Below it is quilt no. 89 "Kaleidoscope Luminosity" by Pam Reis - certainly a lovely glowing quilt, almost fluorescent.

We were greeted in the Sewing Room with quilt no. 106 "Hope" by Holly Anderson, quilted in honor of the Cure and Breast Cancer Awareness.  The bottom quilt on the right is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" by Karen Gornall with fun and colorful umbrellas.

Last year in my post about the 34th Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall, I showed a book, exhibited in Mittie's Bedroom, (click here) entitled "Mittie and Thee - An 1853 Roosevelt Romance."  Written by M. Huddleston and Gwendolyn I. Koehler, it is the romance between Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. and Mittie Bulloch.  They became the parents of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the 26th President of the United States.  The courtship was shown through their letters.  This year, the second volume, written by the same authors, is entitled "Between the Wedding and the War: The Bulloch Roosevelt Letters - 1854-1860."  It is the continuing saga of the two families, the Roosevelts of New York, and the Bullochs of Georgia, during the Civil War.  It gives an historical view of the antebellum society from the south and the north of the United States at the time.  This year the book was exhibited on a table in the Sewing Room.  Unfortunately, we missed going into Mittie's Bedroom because we ran out of time.

Another fun quilt in the Sewing Room was "Cat Treats" by Helga Diggelmann.  I liked the green square with all the little frogs, but then the red square with the little birds was sweet, too.

Quilt no. 104 "Not my first Black and White" by Sandra Teepen was next to no. 105 "License Tags" by Meg Latimer - which I showed on top of this post.  Meg says that she collected these "license tags" fabrics from 46 different quilt shops while driving to Minnesota.

The Civil War Room had some patriotic quilts on display.  Quilt no. 114, upper right corner below, is "Reacher" by Ben Hollingsworth.  Next to it is quilt no. 115, "Patriotic Rail Fence" by Nancy French who says that it was made for a Nicaraguan friend who is now an American citizen.  Below is quilt no. 116 "Pinwheel Flags" by Katy King.

Returning to the Upstairs Hall I took the picture of two lovely table runners in blue shades.  I'd love to have one of them on my table in our Nashville house.  Our dining area has been painted a light blue tone; however, there is no table there yet ... Runner no. 78, "Victorian Star Table Runner" is by Emily West and table runner no. 79, "Blue  Table Runner" is by Pat Simone.

I really wish I could finish this post by showing the quilts in the Attic, but unfortunately there is no time.  As it is, I really should not blog anymore until our house in Georgia has been totally cleared out.  But I do miss blogging and I feel that posting once a month helps me stay optimistic and happy.  I'll try to finish our visit at Bulloch Hall as soon as I can - stay posted ... and thanks for coming.  While you wait, here is a photo I took of Bulloch Hall with a special setting on my Nikon camera - now I am not sure what setting that was (oops) but still think it looks charming, a bit like a colored pencil drawing.


18 comments:

Nathalie said...

Thanks for sharing the quilts with us, they are stunning! I'm sorry you're so stressed. I hope your transition to Nashville goes faster than you think.

Au mois prochain, j'espère.

Nathalie

Vicki Lane said...

I always look forward to your Bulloch Hall posts. The quilts are wonderful -- especially Kaleidoscope Luminosity, in my opinion. And I really like the effect of your last photo!

Elephant's Child said...

Love the effect of your final photo.
I am in awe always at quilt makers vision and diligence. Thank you so much for showing us these stunning examples.
I hope your move goes better than you could ever have hoped for.

Linda said...

The quilts are really beautiful!

Nadezda said...

Hi, Vagabonde!
I have wanted to see your new post and finally it is. I liked this one "Graceland" and "Cat Treats", it's funny. I'd like to have it at my home, or maybe I'll try to copy and make it by myself, who knows..
The table runners are pretty, especially the left one. I think it would be suit well to your new home in Nashville.
Have a nice May 1st!

bayou said...

Hello Vagabonde, thank you for those great pictures of the quilts. I love the one with the cats especially. Hopefully, you can see soon some light at the end of the tunnel. It must be terribly stressful and tiresome to look after your husband and move on with the removal. I wished you could find help at least once in a while to help you. Good that you could get this post online. Sending you boatloads of good wishes, Anke

donna baker said...

Oh, how gorgeous.

Frances said...

Dear Vagabonde, the Bulloch Hall quilt show is a truly amazing sight. Thank you so much for taking time to share this wonder with the rest of us.

I know that I cannot truly imagine what it is taking to complete your move to Nashville. Steady does it! I send you and yours my very best wishes. (I'm also attempting to post a blog a few times each month. I admit to having found the ease and visual sharing opportunities of Instagram very appealing. And yet...there is nothing better than the blog community.) xo

David said...

Vagabonde, As I've mentioned before, although I can appreciate the art of these modern quilts, I really prefer the old time designs...and even more...antique quilts. Nevertheless, from this grouping I really liked "Downtown", "Flight Plan" and "Patriotic Rail Fence". Slow and steady...your move will get done...and you will adapt to your new home. Given all of the places you've lived and experiences you've had...good and bad...you seem to have a lot of strength when it comes to adapting to new situations. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

DJan said...

It's always so nice to see your "face" in my blog feed, VB. And the quilts are entirely lovely, all of them. I think my favorite is the beautiful face, your second picture. And the pretty cats as well. The move continues, and once you are in your new home I will feel very relieved for you. Sending you all my best wishes for an unremarkable move! :-)

Shammickite said...

Well, I am amazed at how beautiful all these quilts are! So much planning and time and effort has gone into these works of art. What a marvellous show. The colours, the fabrics, the stitching, the designs, all wonderful.

Thérèse said...

Toujours contente de pouvoir voir les patchworks présentés chaque année grâce à toi. Le "Mississippi Delta Blues" est bien original!
En effet l'illustration de Bulloch Hall est très réussie.

Dee said...

Dear Vagabonde, you have such a keen/fine appreciation of beauty and that leads to your followers discovering not only the beauty of quilts but of books and homes and places and life. Thank you. Peace.

Magic Love Crow said...

Please keep blogging as much as you can! I miss you! What a gorgeous post! Really enjoyed all these quilts! Sending you big hugs and much love! I hop everything is going as best as it can be!

Linda P said...

Thank you for sharing the exhibition. The quilts are beautiful and as usual I shall have to scroll back and look at them more closely to appreciate the time needed to complete the item. Each one expresses the creativity of the person who made it. I'm intrigued by the interesting photo that has turned out to look like a drawing and wonder which setting you might have used? Anyway, it's lovely. I hope your move is going well.

Jono said...

All beautiful quilts, but I absolutely LOVE the Indian Woman quilt.

Mae Travels said...

Good luck with your move -- I hope it all goes well!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

This has inspired me to recommence patch working - I've made inquires today about taking some classes again. Warm regards, Elizabeth

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