Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Quilt Exhibit By Bonnie J Smith

I work at the University of Michigan.  
A friend was telling me about this really cool exhibit of swimmer quilts.  
We had time to walk over to the building yesterday so I thought I would share with you too.  

My kids were all swimmers.  
My girls swam from the age of 5 through high school.
 The middle one even swam for a Big 10 school in college.  
My husband and I were YMCA and USA swimming officials for over 10 years.  
Swimming was a huge part of our lives.  

These quilts were made by Bonnie J Smith.  
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  
Here is one of the signs that went with this first quilt.  
I didn't take photos of them all though.

This one reminded me of the practice lanes.  

I hope you enjoyed this exhibit as much as I did!



  1. Very interesting quilts. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome! I thought they were pretty cool.

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  2. Those are very fun quilts. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Those are very fun quilts. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank you for posting about my "Swimming Upstream" installation! These textiles were created after I had been injured in a work related injury and got myself back into life and out of the wheel chair by swimming everyday.

    I believe we are all swimming upstream in our own way. My book "Swimming Upstream" is available either on my web site or contacting me at

    Thank all of you for your beautiful comments!

    Bonnie J. Smith