26 Jun College Quilt Inspirations
Posted at 21:19h
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.