Saturday, May 9, 2009

Quilts and Quiche

Last weekend my sister-in-law and niece who live in New Jersey made a surprise visit to the midwest. Nina's family is from Belleville, so we get to see her a couple of times a year. Megan came with her this time.

John, James, Mom, and I met Nina, her mom, niece Megan, and Nina's sisters at the Missouri History Museum. We went to the Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond exhibition and a special Missouri quilt exhibition. Megan, James, and I also walked through the 1904 World's Fair Exhibition and the more modern Seeking St. Louis exhibition.

After that we went to lunch at Meriwether's {yes, that's how it's spelled} at the museum.

I love my sister-in-law and niece. I always think it's funny that a boy from Omaha, Nebraska found a gal from Belleville, Illinois in New York City and they lived happily ever after.

Here are some photos:

James, Mom, Megan


Nina, flanked by her sisters, taking pictures

By the way, if you go to the quilt exhibition, there's a must-see quilt in the Missouri section. It's called a taxidermy quilt. Look closely and you'll see two chipmunks and two blackbirds. Not just drawn or made out of fabrics. They're really dead chipmunks and birds, stuffed and sewn onto the quilt.

Only in Missouri, folks. Only in Missouri.

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