Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Hello Everyone,

During our delay in returning home we had the opportunity to do a little sight seeing on our way from Salt Lake City to Denver. We stopped at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. Then onto Aspen, Colorado and followed Independence Pass to the Continental Divide through Leadville and onto Golden, Colorado. All very scenic!

Yes, the hubs suggested we visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Of course I could not decline. What a guy!


As you enter there is the beautiful house quilt hanging. It was their raffle quilt. I had to contribute my money and purchased a few tickets. If any one else has purchased some tickets, no need to worry, I have the winning ticket... I am just saying.

Then into the museum. It is not that big, just one room, but filled with a couple of wonderful exhibits. I did take photos of all the quilts, but I am going to show you my personal favorites.


The main exhibit was featuring quilts by Ann Elliot. You can read a little bit about her above. Click on the photo to enlarge. Let me just tell you her work is just exquisite!


She does mainly applique and it is mere perfection. Plus the fact that they are also hand quilted. Loved this Baltimore Album.


But by far, these flower baskets was my absolute favorite! The colors and the design are just gorgeous.


Look at the detail, just amazing!


This quilt not only showcases her applique, but the hand quilting. Isn't it truly phenomenal. Her stitches were all quite even and precise.


This Mariner's compass quilt is just a wonderful depiction of a very popular design.


Love the quilting that she chose to highlight this quilt.


This quilt was from the book Dear Hannah. Yes, there is a Dear Hannah, in addition to Dear Jane. Ann modified her borders. Instead of piecing the traditional cones, she decided to do an applique border. Ann really chose well.


Here is where it all starts. A very quaint building in a very quaint town.


And this is the first thing that you see, a very welcoming sign.

If you are ever in Colorado and have a little time, you will thoroughly enjoy this little museum and this fun little town.

By the way, there is a 3-day Labor Day sale going on in my shop! ALL Westminster Fabrics are on sale for $7.85 per yard. Just click here to get started. The sale ends at 10pm Eastern time 9/5/11.

Until Next Time...

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20 comments:

Ruthie said...

Beautiful quilts! I'm happy you were able to take photos. When I was there in January, we were told no photographs.

Barb said...

That raffle quilt is just amazing...and yep...WHAT A GUY!!!

Stephanie said...

So you can't be too upset that Hurricane Irene changed your travel plans, right? Gorgeous gorgeous quilts. That Mr. Canton Village is a keeper.

Anya said...

Exquisite quilts! Thanks for sharing!

karenfae said...

sounds like we will be covering some of the same territory you did - we are heading to Colorado and Utah this trip - leaving in just a couple days.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

What a great trip! And I love the RMQM. I haven't been there for a few years, and seeing your post makes me want to schedule a trip there. Thanks for the wonderful Show and Tell.

LynCC said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. :D Marvelous quilts there. I *love* her version of Dear Hannah - never seen one in black, and you're right - the viny leaf borders are MARVELOUS for it.

WoolenSails said...

Great place to stay and visit while they clean up the coast, lol. We have had wonderful weather here and our area is ok, so got to enjoy the week.

Debbie

ga447 said...

I was at the Rocky Quilt Museum a week and half ago and put photos on my blog. The town was so much fun.

Peggy said...

Thank you very much for sharing. gorgeous!

Melody said...

Love the museum and the shop across the street is small but one of my favorites. And actually I'm sorry they misled you - I have the winning ticket!

Golden is a cute fun little town isn't it.

pasqueflower said...

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. Love the applique!

LeAnn aka pasqueflower

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that quilt museum looks like a great place to visit. Those applique quilts are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Jackie!

Cathy said...

Amazing quilts Jackie, so lovely you could stop in there. xo

Nifty Quilts said...

WOW! Ann Elliot is really something. That Dear Hannah quilt is knocking my socks off!! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to make it to that museum sometime.

Miriam said...

Wow, those are amazing quilts! The applique and quilting are stunning! Thank you for sharing.

Kathie said...

amazing quilts, thanks for sharing , its on my list of someday visiting!
how did you enjoy Utah?
Kathie

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

just when i think there's no way i'll finish jane let alone hannah, you've gone and done it. lol
LOVE LOVE LOVE that beautiful vine & leaf border on hannah.

Barb said...

I love Golden Co, I visited there about 25 years ago. It was in pre-quilting days. I'd love to see the museum, it looks awesome.
thanks for sharing some of the quilts with us!

fiberchick said...

Wow... I want to go to Colorado right now! Thanks for sharing...

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