SPUN – Adventures in Textitles and Free Stuff Friday

hero spun SPUN   Adventures in Textitles and Free Stuff FridayHappy Friday!

We were lucky enough to go to a preview for a new exhibit from the Denver Art Museum, SPUN Adventures in Textiles.  This exhibit runs May 19 – September 22, 2013 and is a can’t miss exhibit for textile lovers, seamstresses, quilters and crafters.  Next week the editors and designers from Sew News, CME and Sew it All who attended the preview will be posting on all the wonderful things we saw while there.  I hope that you tune in!

For this Free Stuff Friday giveaway it will be two books from Martingale & Company, Sew the Perfect Gift and Homestyle Quilts: Simple Patterns and Savory Recipes.

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What has been your favorite museum or art exhibit as a child or adult?  What was so memorable about it?  What would you like to see exhibited at your local museum?

Thanks for reading and we’ll announce one lucky winner on Monday!


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23 Responses to SPUN – Adventures in Textitles and Free Stuff Friday

  1. Nina Sohmer-Knight says:

    When I was young my Uncle Bob would take me to all the museums in New York city.
    My favorite was and still is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.!! So many great exhibitions. The King Tut expo was truly amazing.!! I loved their opulent clothing…and threads of gold.!!
    The Museum of the History of New York is a close second. There are some wonderful
    displays of early textiles, clothing and embroidery…..and quilting!! Love all the old

  2. Evelyn says:

    I have always enjoyed the Griffith Observatory. As a child I went on several field trips to the planetarium with my Brownie troop and with my grammar school. I loved getting on the scales to see how much I would weigh on other planets and watching the giant pendulum clock waiting for it to knock down a peg.

  3. Maria says:

    I love science, natural history, and art so all museums of these types interest me. I especially love visiting sites like Fortress Louisburg in Nova Scotia where you step into the past. Seeing especially the quilting and embroidery is amazing and we got to watch lace making live in action. It is so inspiring.

  4. Carol Womack says:

    I went to the Gee’s Bend quilt exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. Most memorable piece was a beautiful quilt made by a widow from her husband’s jeans.

  5. Jane C. says:

    I have been to a ton of museums world-wide. Without a doubt the funnest museum is the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. The Bowers in Santa Ana has many exhibits such as Madeleine Albright’s brooches. They had 100 years of quilting which showed a big one made during the WW2 years. It had 100,000 pieces and was worked on 8 hours a day by a man.

  6. Cheryl says:

    My favorite museum is the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. I love the crazy quilts in their permanent collection. I would love to see crazy quilt only exhibit.

  7. Patricia Hersl says:

    All time favorite–the First Ladies Hall at the Smithsonian. With a dress from every first lady, it is so magnificent. A very close second is Halstead House in Farmington, CT. The history of the house as well as the house and grounds themselves take my breath away. If it was free, I’d be there every day! You can get up close and personal with Degas, Matisse, Whistler and Cassett among many others. Like no place I have ever been.

  8. Mary Angerer says:

    I have seen many outstanding museums but one of my favorite exhibits was the Peter Rabbit 100th birthday exhibit at the Smithsonian. Some of our grandchildren were with us, too.

  9. Sunny says:

    Does the zoo count? I love zoos!
    Here where I live, there is a fantastic science museum aimed at kids, with lots of hands-on exhibits. Explora! It’s so fun.

    I can honestly confess I love all museums, and will be visiting family in Denver this Summer. Denver Art Museum, here I come!

  10. Niki says:

    My favorite was the children’s science museum in San Francisco. It was amazing!

  11. The V&A Museum in London, hands down! Gorgeous displays, whether it is related to fashion, jewellery, ceramics or design, it is always a pleasure to visit. Besides, they have a lovely restaurant and during summer time, they open the Garden Cafe so that visitors can enjoy a late or lunch at fresco while the children can have fun and splash about in the fountain.

  12. Carol says:

    I liked the Levi’s Museum in San Francisco. Looking at jeans from the 1800s was so cool.

  13. My first ever field trip was in fourth grade to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. I was thinking, ‘history…yuck’. But when I got off the bus, wow, was I surprised – stuffed animals, nature scenes, skeletons – it was great.
    Now, I would like to see the costume exhibit in the textile museum in LA next to the tar pits.

  14. Laura Mendoza says:

    Have seen several exhibits I have enjoyed over the years – Dead Sea Scrolls, Leonardo Davinci, King Tut, Gee’s Bend Quilts, Debbie Reynolds Hollywood movie costumes collection. Would love to see Spun!

  15. Mary Mac says:

    20 years ago I was lucky enough to vist the Louvre in Paris. My sister and I spent the entire day trying to take in everything. Would love to visit again but would take a week to visit this time.

  16. LibbyO says:

    I visited a museum in Montgomery, AL with a friend a few summers ago. Along with paintings, it had sculptures, glass, and quilts from Gees Bend quilters.

  17. Dinah says:

    I enjoy going to the museum! One I will always remember was a fiber/clothing exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art showcasing Dior’s dresses. Beautiful!


  18. Paula Malone says:

    My first museum was the Natural History Museum in New York City. I was fascinated be the dinosaur exhibit. We went there on a field trip from school. It was such a wonderful experience. I now go to any and every museum I come across.

  19. Rina says:

    I didn’t have one favorite as a child, I loved everything at The Nelson in Kansas City. The paintings, the statues, the pottery….. all amazing. My favorite as an adult was an exhibit I saw on vacation somewhere back east. It was from the Revolutionary War era and I remember being amazed at how small the uniforms and dresses were. I would like to see an exhibit of antique appliqued quilts or a clothing through history exhibit.

  20. Donna Wertz says:

    The “Henry Ford” and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan are GREAT!

  21. Karen Poole says:

    As a kid we lived on the east coast and at leas once a month our Mom would take us to various historic places and my favorite was always the Smithsonian Musium. I absolutly loved everything about the entire museum. But as a kid I always loved walking in and being greeted by the giant elephant! I’m afraid I just can’t pick one single exhibit I liked better! Now living on the West Coast we have museums that have just about everything you would want to see! So I could say what I would like them to add there either!

  22. Savannagal says:

    My favorite exhibit as a child was the entire Adler Planetarium. I was obsessed with stars and planets and nebulas and the universe. I still stare in wonder at the skies.

  23. The Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum. It was very clean, not overstuffed and everything displayed to enhance the individual piece. You were only looking at one item at a time so you could appreciate it and not have another one so close your eyes kept wandering to the next.