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Magnificent Quilts at the Museum of Fine Arts

It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s time to see beautiful quilts in a gorgeous environment that’s air conditioned.

Laurena Longarm Quilting says definitely visit the Museum of Fine Arts Quilts in Color!
Detail from one of the 58 quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection on view now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Have you been to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see the Quilts in Color Exhibit? If you haven’t, be sure to get there before the exhibits closes on July 27.

What a fabulous setting to view spectacular quilts. How often do we get to view quilts close up and from a distance? This is one of those special occasions.

The museum curators carefully chose lighting, hanging mechanisms and even wall colors to unite the different themes of the exhibit.  It’s an opportunity to discover color combinations and how they play on quilt tops. Nearly all of quilts were made before 1950, Gerry Roy links his background and appreciation of Abstract Impressionists and Op art.

Did I mention that the museum is air conditioned? It’s closed on July 4, but open late normally Wednesday through Friday nights. Check the hours and keep in mind that Bank of America card holders can flash their bank cards for free admission the first weekend of the month.

If you absolutely cannot get to see the exhibit in July, definitely click over to enjoy all of the fabulous slideshows and videos about the show.

I’ve been twice since the exhibit opened, and I certainly plan to get back this month.  See you there?