Monday, January 25, 2016

Smithsonian Inspiration

Three years ago when my daughter was an exhibits designer at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum she designed the new Time and Navigation exhibit. When she needed a design for a mariner's compass image, who did she turn to for inspiration? Her mother the quilter. I sent her several quilt blocks to consider and she made her own compass using them for ideas. Here are Heidi's designs....
This one is on the wall just as you enter the exhibit.
This one is on the floor and you walk over it as you enter the exhibit space. 

I bought some really cool fabric at Capitol Quilts, a white background with navigational symbols in pale gray printed on it. Now all I have to do is make her a quilt in to celebrate her first big exhibit design at the museum. Which one will I make?

Time moves on and Heidi is now at the National Museum of the Native American Her first big exhibit will open in 2017. 

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