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Old 09-15-2020, 01:11 PM
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Nebraska Stories - the Quilts of Ken Burns
This gem popped up in my YouTube feed and based on the views...well I just feel like more people might be interested.

A few years ago, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum made arrangements to borrow some of the quilts in Ken Burn's personal collection and display them. This is the story of how the display came to be.

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Old 09-15-2020, 03:35 PM
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Great documentary! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:57 PM
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Thank you so much for sharing that link, very interesting and some great quilts!
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:56 PM
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thank you for sharing. when his display was at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum there in Lincoln NE, my guild chartered a bus and did a day trip up to view it. Wow! That was awesome! Plus the other displays in the museum and the quilt study "behind the scenes" area was so interersting! I was the one that organized the trip so I took my DIL and 2 youngest grandsons (3 & 2 at the time) and we went to see it--even the little guys were awed!

I highly recommend that if you are able to get to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum there at the Univ. of NE--do so!
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thank you so much, loved it!
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:44 PM
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I knew Ken Burns collected quilts but did not know to what extent his collection was. This was a great video. Thanks for the link.
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Thank you so much for sharing! I wish I could have seen that exhibit!
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Thank you for sharing the link. With a friend I am presenting "Quilts as Communication" at the Illinois Reading Council conference next march. We are looking for ways to show teachers and students how to "read" quilts.
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Thanks so much for sharing. It's a great little documentary.

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I came across it on my YouTube feed too! I didn't realize he was a collector. His collection is amazing and the video is well worth watching.
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