Wouldn't it be nice to take a quilty field trip every week? This past week I was able to venture out with my guild buddy Michele and road trip to Bok Tower Gardens to see Carolyn Friedlander's Quilting Florida exhibit.
I enjoyed catching up with Michele on the hour drive there and back. She stays way too busy these days, and I haven't seen her in forever! Here she is flipping through Carolyn's soon-to-be-released book.
Carolyn had organized a meetup for locals to see her exhibit, lunch together, tour the Gardens, and spend time chatting and hand stitching on a Saturday afternoon. She gave us each a mini charm pack of her fabric and an opportunity to peruse two books from the new Lucky Spool Media. I can't until these titles (Carolyn's Savor Each Stitch and Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quiltmaking) are released this summer. Both books look amazing!!!
I have seen Carolyn's work before during trunk shows and classes, but it something else seeing so many of her beautiful quilts on display in this fashion. So inspiring!
Meeting other quilters in real life is always a bonus!
This was my first time visiting Bok Tower Gardens. Don't know why I haven't made this stop before. I will definitely make a return trip....with quilts in hand to photograph ;-))
If you are local, Carolyn's exhibit runs until June 4th. You should check it out!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by,