The museum that is showing it is quite unique, so this post is going to be about it as well.
here on their website. The man who built the ship wanted to sail it from Lake Superior in Duluth to Norway. He called it the Hjemkomst, which means homecoming in Norwegian, and built it himself with the help of some friends. He was diagnosed with cancer while working on it and sadly, he did die before seeing through with the sailing of it. His family, however, did make it a point to sail to Norway in his honor. Now the ship is on display here and is pretty much the landmark for my hometown. I have been to the museum so many times over the years and still enjoy going from time to time to see the other exhibits.
The main reason I went, like I mentioned, was to see the quilts on display. I didn't get photos of all of them, mostly because of the poor lighting, but there also were fewer than I was expecting and I would say about half of them were not interesting to me.
These squares are only a couple inches each. So much detail in them.
The one thing I really got out of this exhibit was examining the quilts up close. What you don't see when viewing all the fabulous pieces online is construction. And if the person who made it doesn't go into detail, it's hard to figure out how it was put together. In person, it's possible to see those things. I will definately be keeping my eyes open for other exhibits and shows in my area. I know the quilt guild here does a show and I have thought about joining them. I looked over their website though and most of the work online is not me. I suppose I could always go to a meeting to check it out further. It would be nice to have face-to-face interaction with other quilters in addition to all of you!