Monday, July 29, 2013

The Shelburne

 One of the places that I really
wanted to visit while I was in Vermont
was the Shelburne Museum.

The Horseshoe Barn

The museum is known for its Folk Art Collection,

the hand carved circus figure collections,
 historic houses and buildings
and so much more,

along with
the 500 plus quilts in their collection
that span 250 years.

At anyone time there are about 30 quilts on display.
And, of course, none of my
photos do any of them justice.

But it does remind me that
quilt makers have always loved
using color, fabric and design

to express their creativity.
 Until Next Time-


  1. Oh, lucky you! I've always loved the Shelburne Museum, have a book featuring a lot of the quilts from their collection from last time we visited, probably 25 years ago. Would dearly love to return someday!

  2. I already have such a list of places I want to see in New England this fall. Can I possibly squeeze this in, too? Looks like a wonderful place!

  3. Gorgeous pics....thanks for sharing them! We didn't get to go to the was our plan to do it the last day of the Vermont Quilt Festival. But life got in the way! Maybe next time! I'd love to see those quilts up close! :o)

  4. Your photos are lovely - such beautiful quilts! That museum would be high on my list to visit one day! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hooray - one of my favorite places!
    Isn't that Circus crazy? Talk about an obsession!
    The quilt collection is amazing too.

  6. Jerry and I went to the Shelbourne several years ago and loved every minute of our visit....we've talked about going back some time in the next couple of years and now I hope it's sooner rather than later since you've reminded me. :) blessings, marlene

  7. Did you make it to the Bennington Museum to see "the dear Jane" quilt?

  8. looks like a wonderful museum!