The weekend before last I packed up Syl(her inaugural road trip) and headed to Athens, GA for the MESDA textile symposium.
It was held at the Georgia Museum of Art.
The exhibit of samplers included 2 early GA tablet samplers from the mid 1700's that have the 10 commandments in verse, a group of samplers from a catholic school in Savannah, a sampler on loan from the National Archives that was used to obtain a revolutionary war pension. There were quite a few more but these are some of the highlights.
from a crazy quilt to some art quilts.
Another part of the event was a tour of some of the local historic homes. It was a whirlwind.
Stop 2 was part of the Athens visitor center.
One of the best things about these events is catching up with friends.
I do have a funny story. At lunch the last day a woman sat down at our table and we were talking about our textile interest, she said she did Hardanger and taught once in a while. She was pleased that I new what Hardanger was and that it was something that I wanted to try. As she left I saw her name tag, it was Janice Love and of course I have her books.
So another great sampler adventure in the books!
Thanks for traveling with me!