Find Quilting Inspiration From the Comfort of Your Home
Sometimes spending hours and hours stuck at home can leave a person lacking in creative stimulus. Unless of course you’re lucky enough to live in a truly inspirational setting. As for the rest of us, we need to find quilting inspiration wherever (and whenever) we can, even virtually!
With the majority of the world on lock down, many museums and other travel destinations from all over the world have made it possible to explore their collections and attractions from the comfort of your desktop. Here are just a few of the best Virtual tours from around the world and beyond!
Get creative quilt inspiration while you take a walk through the Louvre in France! In this tour you can literally explore the entire museum, room by room. Want to get a close up of a painting or sculpture? Click on the little magnifying glass. Want to know more about the piece? Hover over the little question mark.
Make sure to have a translation dictionary handy, all the descriptions are in French. 😊 Voir le monde!
Click HERE to visit the Louvre!
The British Museum
Want to explore pieces from all over the world in one place? Check out the virtual tours at the British Museum! Here you can walk through the collections from Egypt to Australia and even go behind the scenes of the museum. If you can’t find inspiration here, you’re not looking. 😉
Click HERE to explore the British Museum!
The Vatican Museum
One of my top destinations for quilt design inspiration is the Vatican in Rome. Whether you’re viewing the Sistine Chapel or the Room of the Chiaroscuri you’ll find yourself immersed in quilt designs and glorious artistry. From the floor to the ceilings, it’s sure to get that creative spark flowing!
Click HERE to enter the Vatican!
The Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam houses the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh artwork. Here you can explore everything from the Weaver (1883) to Irises (1890). If anyone can inspire a lovely applique project (or 2 or 3) it’s van Gogh!
Click HERE to explore Van Gogh!
Step Beyond the Museums
As a tremendous lover of history, architecture and awe inspiring views, I definitely had to include Machu Picchu and the The Great Wall. Now, you can take in their great views and learn a bit more about their history on these amazing virtual tours!
Take a tour of Machu Picchu without climbing all those steps! Here you can not only see the amazing views but you can also learn about its design, history and current dwellers.
Just looking at this cover photo makes me want to dig through my green fabric stash and start playing with some random crazy blocks!
Click HERE to tour Machu Picchu
The Great Wall
Since no one is traveling to China anytime soon, here you can check out some of the amazing views from the Great Wall!
Click HERE to visit the Great Wall!
Had enough of Earth and ready to expand your travel even further!? Well NASA has a website for you! Follow the Curiosity Rover on it’s journey around Mars. Every sight Rover saw is another spot on our intergalactic adventure. Blast off!
Heading to Mars
Ready to leave this world entirely? Then NASA has got you covered! Let’s go to Mars!! No, seriously, you can travel along with the Curiosity mission on Mars via their rover. You can learn about the mission and move around the planet viewing everything the rover saw. How cool is that!? Who knows, maybe Curiosity will spark your next intergalactic quilt project!
Click HERE to blast off to outer space!
Now Let’s Really Go!
I don’t know about you but all this virtual travel has made me want to visit each and every one of them! Now I just need to add them to my Bucket list so I don’t forget!
What travel destinations do you find most inspiring? Have you created a quilt based on one of your adventures? Let me know in the comments!
As always my friends, Hoppy Quilting!