Wednesday, July 9, 2014
More Quilting Than Pins!
Today I was reading an article in The Quilt Life magazine by Meg Cox called "The Global Quilt Quest". The article is about 89 year old Robert James and his quest (which he began with his late wife Ardis) to collect quilts from every country. Their collection is stored at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. (That is on my "places to go" list!) Bob and Ardis began their quest in the late 1970's and so far they have quilts from 40 countries. He is frustrated that they don't have more and feels like they're "racing against time to an extent, because a lot of these traditions are no longer practiced." But he says, "On the other hand, we're way ahead of anybody else."
Pictured on the right is my gift from the City of Grand Junction today. I pumped all of my change into that meter, and was only 20 minutes late getting back to my car. Too bad all of those extra minutes don't add up from when I got back to my car early! I propose that they make parking meters so that you can swipe a prepaid car when you park and then when you get back, and it just subtracts the time you "spent". Then you wouldn't have to mess with all that change or try to find some when you don't have enough. Maybe they have a suggestion box at City Hall :)