Tuesday, October 12, 2021

New England Visit--Part 3B

This post is about the "other" show that was at the New England Quilt Museum when I visited in August. (I can't believe it has taken me this long to share everything of a quilty nature from that trip.) Along with the wonderful Quilt Japan show that I have shared, there was also a one-woman show by Kathy Metelica Cray. Before going I had read about this show and was really looking forward to the opportunity to see her quilts.

In the artist's own words...


I love the concept of her quilts. And since I have 2 or 3 sets of vintage blocks in my sewing room closet, I may have to give it a try someday. With that foundation, you are ready to see the show. I haven't included everything, but pretty close. Here goes!


 
 

 


 



 




 




















(I have to say that this may be my favorite--the butterflies, the black and the happy colors--though it isn't in my normal comfort zone, it sings!)




I hope you enjoyed this. It was so inspiring to me! And this wraps up what I planned to share with you about my trip to New England.

Until next time, be gracious and thoughtful, and brighten your corner of the world.

Janet O.

22 comments:

  1. WoW Janet !!! How stunning that ladies work is!! I'll bet you came away all inspired? The tabby cat one made from the vintage table runner caught my eye! Just wonderful 🖤 - thank you for sharing your great photos with us. xx

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  2. lovely quilts but some are faves....fantastic creations all!

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  3. Wow, thank you for taking us along to this show! I have heard of Kathy Metelica Cray but had never seen a collection of her quilts all together. What amazing quilts and I really appreciate that you added the info after each quilt. I really miss NEQM. What a treat to open this post as I wait for dinner to finish cooking... thank you so much Janet!

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  4. What an interesting variety of quilts. It is so good to see old quilt blocks made use of. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. What a wonderful exhibit. Kathy is such a talented quilter and she is warm and friendly too.
    I am so thankful you took such great photos so I can see the exhibit through your eyes.
    I love the Grocery List. What a hoot and the house quilts too. Makes me rethink how to use old blocks.
    I'm so glad you got to go the NEQM. did you eat across the street at the hippy place?

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  6. Oh wow!! Thank you so much for posting these photos. Kathy is such an amazing person and her quilts reflect her playful spirit. I thoroughly enjoyed this!! I hope to post about your challenge today. Where does the time go???

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  7. What a wonderful post to greet me this morning! Your photos are amazing and I'm glad you added all the quilt info to go with. My favorite is probably the 1876 Centennial quilt, it just glows. I had not known of Kathy Cray so thank you for this amazing introduction to her work!

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  8. These are GREAT—thanks for sharing!

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  9. This post is SO inspiring, Kathy is to be commended for her attention to these otherwise forgotten blocks and quilt pieces that still have a story to tell. She is a visionary! The way she has combined and set them is beyond wonderful. I've spent a great time reading here this morning- going back, rereading, and enlarging the photos for details! Thanks for taking us along on this adventure to a wonderful, inspirational exhibit. I simply LOVE this!!

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  10. What a wonderful outpouring of creativity as well as an homage to other quilters. Don't we wish all our loose blocks or pieces could be honored so. Thank you for sharing her work. These quilts really are lovely and inspiring!

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  11. Wow, Just WOW! So many Quilts in my Totes of Blocks. And my Mom's UFO's, oh my!! I need to get those emptied and on some beds other than my own. Thanks for sharing again. Couldn't choose a favorite.

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  12. Lovely quilt pictures. Thanks for posting!

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  13. Fascinating quilts. I'm going to have to go back through them again and study them. We all have different statements to make with our quilting and this lady certainly made a unique one. Reading other peoples blogs gives me an opportunity to learn things I wouldn't otherwise learn. By sharing these quilts here in your blog, you've given me new ideas, food for thought, and such interesting color schemes. Enjoyable blog - as usual.

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  14. What incredible quilts. Even using these funky blocks her quilts turn out so lovely. Really inspirational.

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  15. What a wonderful collection of quilts.

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  16. What a wonderful mix of old, old, and a little new. She found some unusual, surprising, and delightful ways of putting old blocks together. Now I want to find some old blocks! Thank you for taking photos and descriptions and sharing them here, Janet.

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  17. These quilts are incredible! You took some beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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  18. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these wonderful quilts!! I could not make it to the museum to see them and it’s wonderful to have the chance to see these great photos on your blog!

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  19. Wow! It's always inspiring to visit an exhibition. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Wow...what fabulous quilts...and such an inspiring interesting process she uses to create from old to new...lucky you to see them up close...

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  21. Kathy really brought those vintage blocks to life and her work is so inspiring! Great photos, Janet. Thanks for sharing them all!

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