Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Gee's Bend Quilts in San Francisco
On our way to Calistoga I managed to get the family to take a detour to Golden Gate Park and the new DeYoung Museum to see the Gee's Bend Quilts. So glad we got to see them before they left on Dec. 31! Thanks, Debbie L. for reminding me to see them~really so wonderful in person. It was very crowded, too...vacation time and all and the fact that they were leaving soon...but I think even my husband and boys enjoyed them even though they make fun of my taking them off on artful side trips whenever possible. We also went up 9 stories in the new tower and got a scenic view of the bay area. In addition to the Quilts there is a textile room with special drawers filled with wonderful vintage textile samples including embroidery, weaving, applique, quilting, and dyed fabrics...I recommend a quick look in there too. The boys also enjoyed the exhibit of African Art while I went back and looked at the Quilts one more time...they really made your heart sing! I bought a few post cards of some of my favorites.