|I started my brunch with the chocolate bread pudding. |
Mike hit the raw bar and had some oysters and lox.
We ate like kings (pigs?) and I was disappointed that I couldn't squeeze in that piece of chocolate flourless cake that I had my eye on. Next year I will eat that first! After we finished eating I wanted to take some photos of the antique quilts that they have displayed in the staircase atrium. I thought you all would enjoy seeing them. Unfortunately, the entire staircase was closed for renovation! No quilts to be seen.
We headed down to the lobby so I could ask when the staircase would be re-opened (another excuse to come back for brunch!). There were some quilts in the lobby so I took some photos. One of the front desk staff members was nice enough to tell me that there were also quilts on display in the guest areas on floors, 4, 5, 9 and 10. (Guess they didn't have enough for floors 3, 6, 7 and 8.) So Mike and I went and rode the elevators!
All of the quilts are blue and white, except for one. I took a full view and a close-up of each one we could find. The lobby quilts had attributions and pattern names, but none of the floor quilts had any documentation. Sadly, none of the quilters are known... be sure to label your quilts!
|This beauty hangs in the lobby under glass.|
|It is an Ocean Waves quilt, simply credited to an American quilter in the 1920s.|
|Another blue and white beauty in the lobby.|
|This is an Economy block, made by an American quilter in the 1880s. What stories these quilts could tell!|
|A log cabin quilt in an unusual setting arrangement.|
|Check out the quilting!|
|Lots of flying geese units in this one. No pattern name was listed.|
|Another example of the intricate work in these quilts.|
|This nine patch beauty is one of my favorites!|
|A close-up of the blues and indigo prints in this quilt.|
|This Sawtooth Star was my other favorite.|
|I believe the quilting pattern is called Baptist Fan.|
There was also some quilting artwork, but I'll save that for another post. Hope you enjoyed our virtual quilt show. Sorry you couldn't join us for brunch!
Adding a link on Friday to Confessions of Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts and CrazyMom Quilts! Thanks for visiting!
Pugs and kisses,
Happy wedding anniversary Mike!