26 September 2013

Quilts at the Capitol

Quilts at the Capitol

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.

On a Clear Day

Invisible Damage

something's missing

a hole in the ceiling

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.

Amish Circle Quilt by Linda Starkey

I Spy Quilt by Dr. Cajah Sullivan Reed

Wallflower by Peggy Andrews

It's Lightning Sherbet by Toni Fitzwater

Moonglow by Linda Wyse

Color Me Wild Sampler by Meg Rowland

Rainbow Quilt by Nire Aschenbrenner and Carol Aschenbrenner

Wild & Crazy Number 1 by Barb Czarniecki

Woodland Creatures by Eleanor Phillips

Feathered Star Border Exchange by Karen Roxburgh and Material Girls Bee

Supernova by Cathy Duggan

On the Wings of a Prayer by Jane King


  1. Wow they are sure very well done and colorful too

  2. Simply stunning, all of them.

    The Woodland Creatures quilt is very sweet, isn't it? I like the border details (frogs, spiderweb, flying insects).

    What a perfect setting for all that beauty.


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