Loose Threads, my small group that grew out of a larger quilt guild, had a fun outing on Friday. We went to the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in Minneapolis. First we had a great lunch at the restaurant inside ASI: Fika. The food was beautifully presented and really good; the service was exceptional.
This was my first time inside the ASI. What a fabulous building! It was built for a Swedish immigrant family who made it big in the newspaper business. It was a couple and their one child. This gigantic mansion was built for three people... and they were not fond of entertaining, so it's not like they frequently filled the space with guests. They really must have rattled around inside that big place. I am going to show you some of the quilts that were on display, and some details of the building itself. Here goes:
This first quilt was made of ties. It looks like one of us is touching the quilt, but she's not.
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