Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cedar Key... it's a colorful town!

We took our bikes on a day trip to Cedar Key, FL, today. It's a small, quaint arts community and fishing/clamming/tourist village on the Gulf, along The Nature Coast. After brunch at the Island Room, we rode around the area, stopping at the Cedar Key Museum State Park and the Cedar Key Arts Center.

The Arts Center happened to have a Gallery exhibit featuring the quilting of Judy Ranz, a Michigan quilt artist who winters in Florida. Not only that, Judy happened to be there, so we had an opportunity to chat. Fellow Bernina sewing machine fans, we discussed our machines, her quilting, and fabric shopping. I was happy to meet her. The exhibit is on till the end of January, so just a few more days.

I see lots of fish in quilts, so was quite taken with these mosaic ones in front of the Center. I could see these pieced or appliqued, could you?

And then we saw this pretty-in-pink Edsel. A pink Edsel! You could buy it... it's for sale.


Lee Roberts said...

Nice pics. It doesn't look familiar - did you ever take us to Cedar Key?

Nancy said...

No...Dad & I talked about that on Sunday. It's the "other coast" from St. Augustine. Trying to decide if you and Carin would enjoy it. I think so.

Miri said...

I'm so glad I found your blog (through QHL)!

Love the pink made my heart flutter :)

Thanks for the great instructions on the chicken quilt border...I'm thinking of doing something similiar for the back of a quilt and I'm not sure if I want to do it string quilt've given me a nice alternative.