I had planned to try to enter this year's Quilts at the Capitol, but got sidetracked by time-sensitive garden work. I have no quilt on display this year, but I recently enjoyed the exhibit one rainy morning before work. I could have stayed all day!
My favorites feature mostly rainbow-type themes, but the best one of all, in my opinion, is a flag quilt by Jane King that looks so real, I didn't realize it was a quilt until I noticed the exhibit number in the corner. A beautiful quilted eagle graces the quilt, and the quilt, dedicated to service men and women, has prayers for their safety and for our country tucked inside.
I also was so impressed with the varied collection of Dear Jane theme quilts, I may have to share those photos in an upcoming post.
The copper dome of the Capitol building currently is being repaired, so the top of the circular stairway has an eery feel, particularly this close to Halloween!
More than 100 intense years of freeze/thaw cycle resulted in extreme rusting of the picturesque gold leaf dome. Repairs began in 2012 and are expected to be complete in 2014.