We went to San Diego for a wedding last week (it's a long way from Maine to San Diego!), and got a chance to go to the Mingei International Museum. These quilts are from the Bold Expressions exhibit. They are African American quilts from the collection of Corrine Riley. I only had my iphone so the photos are not good, but I thought it was worth it to show them anyway. I was enthralled by all the tiny pieces in some quilts, and the pintucking in another one. The designs are so imaginative and fresh they just got my heart pounding. What women will do to make something beautiful out of a pile of scraps, eh? And the last two images are from another exhibit, San Diego's Craft Revolution. I loved these hand made cards. It was a very nostalgic show for me because I saw many of the mediums my mother worked in when I was a child. Copper enamel, ceramics, mosaics, hand printed textiles. It reminded me of what a creative dynamo she was, and how much I owe her.