Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Biltmore Exhibit

On Sunday, dear hubby and I visited the Biltmore Estate to see the Tiffany Exhibit along with the annual quilt exhibit held at the Deerpark restaurant. The Tiffany Exhibit was beautiful and featured many different styles of Tiffany lamps along with lanterns and reading lamps. To see that many Tiffanys together in the same place was chilling and very moving. The rooms were darkened and the lamps lit to get the full affect. No photographs allowed so hopefully if you're in the Asheville area, you'll be able to see for yourself. The quilt exhibit held at the Deerpark restaurant on the estate grounds featured quilts made in the stained glass technique or featured motifs often used in Tiffany lamps such as birds, flowers, dragonflies etc. Here are some of the very lovely pieces - enjoy the show.  The "Stained Glass Tree" by Barbara Swinea.
"Magnolia" by Janice Maddox...And you're not seeing out of focus, it's this very cool technique that Janice used to make this piece.

"Century Plant" by Kate Weston.
"Iris" by Judy Simmons.
"Waterbird" by Dort Lee.

There were also some wonderful paintings - this one "Rays of Summer" by Susan Stanton was lovely.
And on the way in, all the wonderful livestock.
And the beautiful flowers.
And there's no way we're leaving without a stop at the Creamery. My hubby has always maintained the philosophy "there's always room for ice cream" and he never turns down an opportunity to prove it!
Yummmmmm. Their ice cream is the best. On another note, I'm off on a teaching trip to the Twin Rivers Quilt Guild in New Bern, NC - a town right on the coast. I'm packed, ready to go and so looking forward to it. I'm staying in a hotel right on the water; I may never want to leave!

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