On Sunday I made my way to the brand new exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum called Quilting Genius II, the Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter. It was absolutely stunning- any locals should run straight there to see it before the end of April when the quilts will be packed away.
I took my trusty camera and with my babe in arms shot photos of all 30 of them, only to discover when I got home that my lens had accidentally been switched to manual. not. one. good. shot. But I promise, I will return and bring you all photos.
Ms. Hunter's work is reminiscent of the quilts of Gee's Bend, and she artfully pairs modern arrangements with softer details like feedsack florals. Add some hand quilting and you have richly layered pieces that seem to tell you a story. Seriously amazing. The photo above shows four of the quilts, but really doesn't do them justice. I'm hoping I can get you some more details. Can you see all of the feedsacks in the bottom right one?
I was feeling all quilty even before this, working on a small patchworky piece. This is nearly finished now so I will share more when I get a chance. Also getting ready to make my block for the Virtual Quilting Bee hosted by Mama Urchin. And then I'm dying to make Lucie a doll quilt for her first birthday in a month (!!). And the list goes on.