Monday, June 28, 2010

MSU Museum: Cuesta's Quilting Project

Another visit to the MSU Museum, this time to look at quilts!

This exhibit salutes the quilts inspired by Cuesta Benberry, an African American quilter who spent her life focusing on African American quiltmaking in particular. Her legacy of scholarship was extensive and astounding.

Here are a few of the quilts I most loved from this exhibit, along with the descriptions that accompanied them (for my quiltmaking blog readers!)

(Sorry -- I've rotated and rotated this; it doesn't take!)

Quite a legacy, isn't it? I'm continually inspired by the beautiful work I see by quilters -- it's not my art; I don't have the patience. But how I love what you do.


anno said...

Love those colors in that zigzag quilt -- looks like an eye-catching exhibit. Making a quilt is one of those things I've always wanted to do, but never quite had the eyesight (or patience!) to accomplish!

Janet said...

Love that first one....the colors just seem to jump off the screen! They're all gorgeous quilts though. I don't have the patience for quilting either but I appreciate all the time, effort, and creativity that goes into making one.

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely quilts, pomegranates really speak to me in all forms!
Lucky you having such a cool museum to visit

Joanne Huffman said...

I always think quilts reflect the love they are made with. These are lovely.

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful. Much time, effort and artistry goes into the making of a quilt, and they live on.

ForgedinPaper said...

Thanks for more quilt picturea and descriptions. I like quilting (is there a craft I don't like) but am in awe of what people can do with it. I so get the work that goes into them mostly as I don't know that I will ever get there but it's an aspiration. Being greedy is there more?

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