Saturday, December 21, 2013

a4A at the Textile Museum in DC, Last Sunday

For more than a year now, Sarah's been representing the afghans for Afghans project at the Quarterly Knitting Circles at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, near Dupont Circle. Thank you, Sarah! Wish I could have joined you all. I've always loved the Textile Museum since the days when I lived in DC during the Reagan Administration. Too much information, I know!

Below, Sarah is to the left of Textile Museum Curator of Education Tom Goehner in the middle. I've mentioned previously that Tom has been a friend of a4A since the beginning, back in late 2001 when I contacted Tom, then the curator of the Red Cross Museum, about knitting during wartime. Andrea, on the far right, is a long-time crochet volunteer (ask her for advice on crocheting superb, well-fitting mittens). Knitting volunteer Debra is to the left of Andrea. And, Museum volunteer Linda is on the far left. This is not a political spectrum, don't worry! The turnout may have been low because no exhibits are on view, with the pending move, coming up. Small is beautiful in any case.

Here are the ladies posing with the ancestor above the mantel. Oh, this house will be missed ...

I actually don't think we're saying good-bye to the historic house in Dupont Circle just yet. There may be one more Quarterly Knitting Circle in March. We'll post to our email list when we can confirm.


Afghan Ann said...

Photo credits: Sarah and Andrea (Thanks, again!)

andrea said...

The Textile Museum is a beautiful place in a beautiful neighborhood(Embassy Row). I walked around before our meetup and looked at the embassies and embassy residences. I enjoy crocheting with other people(knitters/spinners/weavers) and the room we use at Textile is really beautiful. I will be at the March meetup(when it is confirmed) to say goodbye to this beautiful building

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