ELIQG Bus Trip

ELIQG Bus Trip, Saturday, October 26, 2013

$60 (includes admission and box lunch)
To Morris Museum, Morristown NJ
Pickup points TBD, contact Kathy Werler at bustrips@eliqg.com to show your
interest. ALL are welcome, quilters, friends…
Includes museum admission and tour highlighting two exhibits:

An Evening of Elegance: 200 Years of Costumes for Grand
Occasions: This exhibit celebrates the Morris Museum’s exquisite
collection of ball gowns, cocktail dresses and special occasion dresses.
Several designs by Scaasi are included as well as a gown worn by
President Lincoln’s inaugural ball.

Wet & Wild: Art Quilts From the Collection of John M. Walsh III:
Featuring 25 spectacular art quilts drawn from one of the country’s
preeminent collections, this exhibit celebrates a body of work inspired by
the theme of water. Each quilt communicates a unique message using
innovative methods that combine painting, fiber dying and printmaking.

Also on exhibit: Rags, Those Beautiful Rags: Ragtime Music from the Guiness Collection. This exhibit celebrates the origins and popularity of Ragtime music and features over two dozen examples of period sheet music plus a variety of mechanical musical instruments, automata from the museum’s Murtogh D. Guiness Collection. Ragtime was the craze that swept across America as well as Europe in the 1890s and was assisted by the availability of American-made musical boxes, self-playing pianos, and some of the first published sheet music originating from New York City’s “Tin Pan Alley”.  Its main characteristic musically, is having syncopated or “ragged” rhythm, the origins of which date back to the mid-1800s. Explore this uniquely American sound through the sheet music and the
mechanical musical instruments that brought the songs to life.

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