Ardis James donated 1000 quilts to open the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. While Ricky and Alex worked in Omaha at accuquilt, I (Capt'n John) got a last minute opportunity to visit the Museum.
The Museum was closed, but Dr Pat Crews and Carolyn Ducey, Phd. made me feel very welcome. My first question was "What was your very first quilt?".
Since Ardis & Robert James donated 1000 at the same time, Carolyn Ducey showed me the very first quilt that Ardis James bought.
I have to admit, it was fun just watching them unbox and spread it out. You get a great idea of how they store the quilts.