Our stop in Tucson Arizona was great. We sang two shows to one of the largest guilds we’ve visited: the Tucson Quilters’ Guild. They have two meetings, and the smallest one was over 100. The next morning, there were closer to 200!
For the next two days I taught classes: the first was Mock Mola. Lots of great ideas. I’m just going to put some of the pictures up here so you can see their lovely work. You’ll notice a couple of two-colour ones, which turned out well.
The next day I taught a Notan class. This is always great fun – we play with paper in the morning, then choose one of the designs to turn into a quilt in the afternoon, using Mock Mola applique.
I have a dream of doing a large-ish wall hanging using Notan designs, and quilt-as-you-go technique. When I get a minute…..
We are now driving towards our next gig at the West Houston Quilt guild this coming week. On the way, we decided to stop in Roswell New Mexico. Just because we’d never been there before, and because it’s so famous. I figured they’d have a UFO museum there, and I wasn’t disappointed!
It was worth the $5 admission. Not necessarily a museum for young folks, because there was a lot to read – testimonials of friends and neighbours of the rancher who, in 1947, found the debris from the flying saucer on his property. Military and government officials who attested that evidence was messed with and replaced, that there were 3 bodies of aliens – one of which was still moving when they found it! It was really interesting. Not sure I’m convinced, but that doesn’t matter. Unfortunately, the film was not operating, so all there was to do was read. Oh – and take pictures of the cool aliens with the UFO over their heads that lit up and SMOKED once in a while!
The exhibits had pictures of crop circles too, and had a nod to the skeptics. It was fun – especially the gift shop (where they had golf balls, water bottles AND guitar picks with the alien face on it!).
One part that seemed quite tasteless and un-kid-appropriate was this: The Alien Life Form Autopsy Room. (In this picture, Mom motioned for the little boy to go and stand in front, so she could take a picture of him with it! Ewwww….)
And obviously they’ve been doing fundraisers in Roswell – with horses. This one is plastered with newspaper articles about the UFOs and the “crash” in Roswell NM. Odd, yes, but at least it’s in the right museum.
I would recommend this museum. It’s a hoot! Next time you’re going through Roswell New Mexico.