Saturday, October 29, 2016

Impressions of Shanghai

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to China.  These are from Shanghai.  The first stop, after a nap at the hotel, was, of course, shopping!  This is a pedestrian mall in the French Consignment. As you can see, I was impressed with the window and shop displays.

 This was my first restaurant meal in China.  Mild curry, very good.

The next day, the SmarTours tour began with a walk through the Wu Garden

and then a stroll through the nearby market.

We toured a silk factory.  This machine unwinds the silk from the cocoon. 

To make comforters with silk batting, they stretch the cocoons over wooden forms of graduating sizes.

Then the stretched cocoon is stretched even further by hand and laid out on a table to make the batt.

This is The Bund, the older European part of Shanghai.

Across the river is the newer part of the city.

Inside the art and history museum.

The view from the bus on our only day of rain.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bridge Controversy Opens at Visions Art Museum

Bonnie Bucknam's quilt "Bridge Controversy" will be included in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, at the Visions Art Museum, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego California.  The opening reception is October 15, 2016, 5 - 7 pm.  The exhibit runs from October 15, 2016 through January 8, 2017.  A catalog will be available from the Museum.

Bridge Controversy
c 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey