The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166522 Message #4025578
Posted By: Rapparee
30-Dec-19 - 08:42 PM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
I am off to Missoula and then to Spokane around first light tomorrow. The forecast changed from pleine du neige to plus de plui. If your French or mine is rusty and squeaky, lots of snow was changed to lots of rain (maybe). Anyway, the temperatures changed from low 30s F to 40s F. Since we are going by car I'm taking my laptop and will let y'all know if I'm still alive. Back home Sunday sometime.
Why visit the Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture? Because
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a rare embroidered Bengali quilt which, according to recent research, is most likely one of the oldest surviving quilts in the United States. Its design, materials, and construction indicate that it was made in Bengal during the 17th century. Genealogical research suggests that it was brought to Massachusetts during the 1600s and to Spokane around 1900 by the family of David L. Huntington, for whom Huntington Park is named. This provenance is supported by consultation with outside experts.
My wife has an "in" with the curator of the textiles there.