textural inspiration

The other day Vivien and I had the opportunity to go to the opening reception for the Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum Part II. For me these venerable old beauties are all about the details and texture. Oh how badly I wanted to touch them! No worries, I didn't... But here are some pictures to just try and show you all the visual excitement I experienced. Sadly the museum building has been sold to MOMA and the future is uncertain... If you are close by, I highly recommend seeing the exhibit.
Diamond Four Patch in Cross by Lureca Outland

Soldier's Quilt
Sarah Ann Garges Applique Bedcover
Hawaiian Flag Quilt by mother of Minna Ferguson
Yuen No Akari: Light From Far Away Space by Setsuko Obi