Sunday, June 17, 2012
Finally I got caught up on all the gardening that didn't get done last year, but no new projects. Summer seems to be really starting....several days in the 90's. So just going out to water plants is about all that can get done. Oh, and deadheading and some weeding and.....
This week at the MSU Museum we had a visit from Merikay Waldvogel. She is a well known quilt historian. For me it was a thrill...much of her research is on the 30's and 40's...my favorite.
Currently at the Museum I am working with home-based publications from mostly the 60's and 70's.
Interestingly there was a group of dedicated quilt block pattern collectors. They formed round robins which was a method of exchanging patterns they had found and hopefully the source of the pattern.
Some of them became friends thru the mail. It made me think of today. Blogs have given us an opportunity to share our quilting with others and make some from friends along the way. However, the round robin ladies saved much of their correspondence and I wonder how much of cyberspace communication will be saved for the future. Will historians look back and wonder what we did and what we talked about?