Continuing my new tradition of doing a fun thing every week–because I make my own schedule now!–I went with friends to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Memorial Museum yesterday afternoon.
I would say it’s less of a “museum” and more of a “clearinghouse for anything old that people want to get rid of” and also a “textile conservationist’s nightmare”…but they had quilts. Quilts that were just sadly folded in glass cases, getting unevenly faded, without a ton of context and not being able to be admired, but quilts nonetheless.
Do I recommend the DUP Museum as a real museum experience, with organized exhibits and history and context? Not really! Is it fun to just poke around and see what there is? Absolutely! Do I want to call the American Quilter’s Society and get all the quilts rescued? You know it.