Chicago

We spent last week in Chicago and I only had my phone so didn’t even try to post. I decided that it would be a good time to put my laptop in for a tuneup while we were gone, and it does seem to be running faster.

One day we went to the Art Institute of Chicago. There were no quilts, but I found an appliqued Samuri vest

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and a weaving which could inspire a half-square triangle quilt.

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It was fun to see the original paintings of some of the works we studied in Art History, such as Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jette”. It’s huge! 7×10′;

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one of Vincent van Gogh’s “Self Portrait”s (wonderful brushwork),

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Paul Gauguin’s Mahana Aucun Atua Finland”.

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I’ll show you more later!

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