Last Friday we spent the day at the Shelburne Museum. I love to visit this outdoor museum of historic buildings and the collections are incredible.
First some quilts from their permanent collection -
This handsome elephant was embroidered on a baby quilt
this is one of my favorite quits of all time -
The beautiful wool rugs of Patty Yoder. She uses her sheep as inspiration and material, clever gal.
This one is my favorite. I just love the smug expression.
This is the hat box room. I love them, they remind me of toile' wallpaper.
For my friend, Pat, miniature rooms and doll houses from their extensive collection.
Lastly, I'm slightly obsessed with the Carved Circus exhibits. This one is a 3 ring circus that a couple made for their 4 children.
It has over 35,000 pieces. I think it is the people in the crowd that really impress me. (crazy)
And this is a carved circus parade that took over 25 years to make with several assistants. In real life it would be over 2 miles long. The scale is 1 inch to 1 foot.
When I feel tired of appliquéing leaves, or making berries, I intend to think of these exhibits. I mean seriously, it's a little crazy, isn't it?
Here is a YouTube of the Carved Circus Parade - Unreal!
I hope you enjoyed this visit to The Shelburne Museum.
Have a wonderful weekend!