Monday, July 09, 2012

WI Musuem of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Thought I would share some pictures of the WI Musuem of Quilts and Fiber Arts with you today. The barn they restored is absolutely beautiful.  Above is the outside, complete with the new addition for a shop.  The shop is built around the old silo!  I forgot to take a picture of it, but the outside of the old silo is a curved wall in the gift shop!

The railings up to the entrance have Churn Dash settings into the wall!

Here is a little mock up of the buildings on the property.

And some shots of inside the musuem (the barn).  I LOVE the ceiling and the ladders they have going up.

And check this out!  I forget all the details, but every year they have a fabric challenge.  The first year (I think) they musuem was open the winner of the challenge (I think the theme was barns) made this barn!  And check out what is inside of the barn!  How cute is that!

Tomorrow - some more pictures of the quilts!

5 comments from wonderful readers:

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful place for a show, love the barn and the quilts displayed that way and I really love the fabric barn, that is so fun and creative.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

What a cool place! And I love the little quilts in the fabric barn! So cute!!

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

I lived in WI for three years and I went to the musuem when it was first finished the renovations... Ye Olde Schoolhouse was the place I would go for classed and fabric.. Both places are wonderful.. :)

Jeanne said...

Is this in Cedarburg, WI? Looks like a day trip next time I visit my daughter in West Bend.

Maribeth said...

Lucky me. I live in Cedarburg and volunteer at the Museum doing documentations and other work. I love participating in the annual "Strawberry Quilt" challenge. Hope you saw those, too.
Maribeth Schmit
NQA Certified Quilt Judge
in historic Cedarburg, WI
www.wiquiltjudge.com