May / June 2019 Newsletter
My apologies for the lack of a May WWG Newsletter. I’ve been traveling since April 15, with less internet connectivity and free time than I had expected. To get to my 40th college reunion, we rode Amtrak on a circular route that included Chicago, Kansas City, Santa Fe and Los Angeles. Awesome textiles and more were seen along the way! Some of the highlights included Peruvian textiles, North American native textiles, baskets and beadwork, a tour of the Textile Arts building and student studios at the Kansas City Art Institute, the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, the Fashion District and LACMA in Los Angeles. Not only were the museums amazing, but there was awesome food at every stop. We found farm-to-table restaurants and lovely museum cafes, keeping us sustained between feasting our eyes on the exhibits. We saw lambs in the fields from the train windows on the way home, and returned to a flourishing garden, including the weeds. Inspiring and refreshing as travel can be, I’m glad to be home!
On another trip, I’d like to get off the train in Minneapolis, for the Textile Center, Swedish/American Institute, and more… If you are interested in a group tour, let’s talk!
2018-2019 WWG President
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