Ardis James died at 85 on July 7th
God rest her soul
Together with her husband, Robert, established what is now the largest collection of quilts on public display
Opened in 1997 - International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska
Robert and Ardis James
Gollytwo, thanks for the tribute to someone who dedicated so much of her life, along with her husband to keep quilting preserved :)
A great reason to visit Nebraska, huh??
Yes thank you for the tribute and for sharing. She did leave her mark. BrendaK
I should have thought to give a link before - so here goes
http://www.quiltstudy.org to get to the International Quilt Study and Museum site.
They have a link to sign up for their monthly quilt selection.
It's where I first saw "The Promise" the great pioneer quilt I posted a while back.
I didn't realize she had passed; thanks for the mention.
The industry has lost a good and faithful servant.
Jan in VA
I have been to this museum many times, (my daughter lived down the street from it while in law school). They rotate the quilts every month, I believe, so you can go multiple times and always see something new.
I just watched the podcast of Ernest Haight-fascinating!! I love some of the quilts where he made the blocks different sizes within the quilt- I'm bookmarking this site- it's wonderful, thank you!