Monday, April 20, 2015

springtime flu

Is there much worse than being stuck in bed with the flu on the first nice weekend in what seems like forever? (Well, yes, there are many worse things, but this is my worst thing for right now).

So I missed out on all the joy that is to be found in a NYC beautiful spring weekend (the cherry trees are in bloom!) but at least I made it up to the Bronx on Friday to see an exhibit of Gee's Bend quilts before I was so cruelly laid low.

It's been some time since I've seen a GB quilt in the flesh (so to speak). This was a small show—only 14 quilts, but had some real beauties in it. I was struck, yet again, by how some of the most beautiful quilts can be constructed of the most dubious materials. One of my favorites was this one with the pink center. It's made of what have to be mostly polyester corduroys. But that mix of color is somehow just right.
I took these with my iphone. Not too terrible, considering the crazy mixed light sources, but still. Need to fix (hopefully) or replace (sigh, hopefully not) my digital camera soon. As soon as I can get out of bed.


  1. Beautiful quilts before yucky sickness -- small conciliation, but some conciliation, I hope. They are beauties. I hope you are feeling better now.

  2. so happy you made it to the show. I love those distant shots in particular.

  3. I see your priorities. Do hope you're feeling better, and it's good of you to share these photos so we can drool. I am smitten with the rust/gold/black/little blue log cabin one!

  4. Thanks very much for sharing! Love the pictures of those quilts!!!