We have had some nice contemporary pieced lap quilts come in for both children and adults. We have also added a nice group of quilts and tops from about 1830 to 1876 and two from the 1900’s containing an interesting mixture of fabrics. (See the photos for some of these wonderful quilts.) We have books for sale, fabrics from Sew Batik, and fat quarters priced at $2 each. Volunteers are using both authentic and reproduction Asian fabrics to make table runners and placemats to sell in the shop; these complement our current stunning exhibit from Quilt Japan.
Kaga yubinuki were originally used as thimbles worn on the tip of one’s index finger. Since the art form was rediscovered and revived a decade or so ago, artisans like Hitomi are making them for use as jewelry: rings; pendants; kimono sash ornamentation; and scarf rings. Collectors are now seeking out these gorgeous creations. The museum shop is fortunate to carry some of Hitomi’s Kaga yubinuki, which would make memorable and unique gifts. Come on in and see these and our other wonderful offerings!
Dottie Macomber, Museum Library Volunteer