Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I got to see the Gees Bend Quilts!

When I was in Florida between selling and buying houses my daughter told me she was "taking me to some museum or something." Later it was, "they have a bunch of quilts or something."

Graduation was Friday, so that left Saturday for a 25yo to entertain her mother. Off to the museum we tromped.

Oh. My. Goodness.

It wasn't just any museum, it was the Orlando Art Museum. I saw the vinyl banner flapping in the breeze yakking about the Gees Bend Quilts...oh, yeah, was going to miss that.

I'M HERE...IT'S T-I-M-E! I'm seriously going to see them, up close and FOR REAL!

It was awesome. It was humbling. I enjoyed seeing the quilts thru my daughter's eyes and opinions, and those of her gf. They crack me up. They went for the strong bold quilts, I went for the patterns and subtle styles. I had a blast, hope they weren't bored to tears! They certainly were good sports about it anyway. No "can we go now" requests.

Have to admit tho, the most fun was making our own little quilts with colored tape and construction paper. Thankfully, we were the only ones in the craft area.

Thanks Swany & Brandy, it was FUN! What a great surprise!


Dorothy said...


Erika said...

Thats so cool!

atet said...

What a great daughter! What a great trip!

Swany said...

yeah... i'm perfect!

it was fun! i like that place... it's cool, but there are so many other way cool places i have to take you too! so come again!

it wasn't boaring, it was fun. we had a great time!

Swany said...

oh and brandy's gonna hate that picture of her! lol

oh and POST MORE PICS!!!

Rian said...

Very, very cool! What a nice daughter to think to take you there.

BJ said...

And here im traveling to Dollywood, when i could look at quilts, and The Art of the Congo!! Crazy..:-)

Juliann in WA said...

that is how I saw the Gees Bend quilts - we decided to stop in Cleveland to see the Rock 'n Roll hall of fame and we saw the banner for the quilts at the museum so we went first thing the next morning - I will never forget the way my heart skipped a beat when we walked into that exhibit

Nancy said...

Lucky you! What a great surprise from your daughter. :-)