Thursday, March 31, 2011

Red & White All Over

I was lucky enough to get a seat on a bus trip to New York for THE show of the year.

Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

I was sitting next to someone who was on her cell phone, trying to describe the exhibit. She said, "I can't find the right adjectives to describe it!"

I don't think you can appreciate the scope of this exhibit unless you were there in person.

The sheer volume of red and white quilts takes your breath away.
651 quilts and no two are exactly alike.

The display and lighting were spectacular!

Here are a few of my favorites.

Hoping I can find a way to paper-piece this one.

Tiny reverse applique.

I love this pattern. It is perfect as a 2-color quilt and especially nice in solids.

I've always wanted to make a T quilt for myself. I had lunch at the show with a women I met almost 20 years ago while she was quilting a red and white T quilt for her husband.

I'm hoping the book of this collection will include the story of this quilt.
Handprints, names and ages of children under 5 years old.
A fundraiser to build a school, perhaps?

This was Pete's favorite even before I told him it was called Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.

Thank you Mrs. Rose for your generous gift to the city of NY and quilters everywhere!


ZiaMaria said...

Beautiful exhibit, thanks for sharing!

Lee said...

Lucky you, to go to that! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

Stephanie said...

Lucky you. Stunning I'm sure. LOVE that daisy one.

sophie said...

That quilt with the tiny hand prints was intriguing, wasn't it?

LuAnn said...

You have some great photos. I never get tired of seeing photos of this exhibit and can't wait for the book to come out. Lucky you getting to go to the show!