The shoes enjoyed a visit to the Arts Consortium where they met Barbara Stripplehoff, the Arts Coordinator. Barbara was tickled to learn of the International Traveling Shoes and welcomed a picture with the shoes and the artsy quilts behind her.
The shoes were amazed at the intricacies of the quilted patterns, but were more curious about the white gloves in Barbara's hands!
Barbara explained that she was wearing the gloves for the "Bed Turning" - this is where many quilts are placed on top of a bed with the purpose of introducing quilters and non-quilters to the beauty of antique and unique quilts in an interesting and different way - through stories told by the quilter. Stories might include that the blue material used in the quilt was originally from a dress of a grandmother, or the pattern was symbolic of a meaningful time filled with blessings and grace.