College Quilt Inspirations

If you read my last post, you know my daughter and I were on what I called our tour of East Coast colleges.  We left on Sunday, June 20 and got home last night, Friday, June 25.  We had four solid (and I mean solid) days of college visits and driving.

I had hoped to do more posts from the road but hotel WiFi is too slow.  In addition, I did not bring my add on mouse for my laptop and rediscovered how much I dislike trying to do much more than e-mail with the touchpad.

Anyway, as I looked over all the photos I took, I noticed that I had taken at least one potential quilt inspiration shot at each college.  My daughter was somewhat chagrined that I was the only parent on the tours snapping photos.  With so many amazing buildings, I couldn’t help it.

Having recently read Cherri House’s “City Quilts” in which all the quilts were inspired by photos taken in the city, I had the funny thought that I could do a series of quilts inspired by colleges!  Of course, I don’t really have time to do this, but the idea amuses me no end.  (BTW, LOVED Cherri’s book and the quilts).
These are the inspiration photos and the colleges where I took them in the order we visited them:
#1:  Amherst (MA).  This is the central atrium of one of the dorms.  It was the school’s original gymnasium (notice the beams on the ceiling).
#2:  Boston University (MA).  A ceiling in the entry atrium of one of the buildings.
#3:  Barnard College (NY)
#4:  Columbia University (NY)  This is a very new building.
#5:  Columbia University again.  I loved the contrast on these pillars of the smooth and rough stone sections.
#6:  Swarthmore College (PA)
I apologize for the quality of the photos and the fact that I don’t know the names of each of the buildings, but the tour guides go very fast and I could not listen, snap pictures and remember each building.
  • Liz in Ypsilanti
    Posted at 13:01h, 30 June Reply

    I find #4 very inspiring. That would be a fun quilt to do in shades of green. It sounds like an ambitious trip. I hope the rest of the college entrance process goes smoothly.

  • chq
    Posted at 00:27h, 27 June Reply

    I love it!!! What wonderful inspiration for future quilts, or a whole series!

    Thank you for your kind words about the book, I'm so glad you got it!

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