July 17, 2011

Ardis James, Quilt Collector, dies

My mother was a quilter and I have always been, as have many of my friends, a "fabric addict". I don't know why, but when we go into fabric shops, or in my youth the mill outlets in New England with my Mom, our hearts pound a little faster and the irresistable urge to come home with a new pattern or color and the tactile experience completely overtakes us.

So I enjoyed reading the Obit today of Ardis James in the New York Times. Not only was she a fabric addict but a collector who established the Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska. I can't wait to visit it!

Any of my modern quilt artist friends in her collection?

Below, Robert and Ardis James in a photo from the Times article

Chris Ma

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