Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Special Quilt Exhibit: Infinite Variety

As a general rule, I take all the photos for my blog, but today I am making a special exception.

My friend, Janneken Smucker, emailed me the above photo of the quilt installation she visited.

The quilts are red, but I am green with envy that I didn't see them in person.

This amazing exhibit, Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts, runs through today 3/30/2011, and is located at the American Quilt Museum in New York City (Park Avenue Armory).

If you don't happen to live around the corner from there, I noticed there is a flickr set of over 500 photos that visitors have posted here. Probably not as good as actually being there, but worth a look all the same.

If you do live in NYC, I would think that you are already putting on your coat to head on over to this.

Thank you Janneken for tipping us off to this awesome show and for sharing your photo. For those of you who don't know Janneken yet, she is an amazing young woman who is perhaps one of the worlds leading experts on Amish Quilt history. Check out her book here on Amish Crib Quilts.


Julie Fukuda said...

I am in envy of all those quilting bloggers who got to see that in person. If I had fewer projects lined up and more money I might be tempted to go out now and buy fabric to begin my own collection.

Nancy said...

I am lucky enough to have gone to this amazing exhibit, and also to have found your blog. I have done "Musical Squares" quilting events for specific non profits and am in the midst if planning one for Japan Relief. I have been researching Sashiko and came upon your blog.Thank you for your many inspirational postings.

Dorothee said...

How beautiful!Such variety, it's impressive...

Sharon said...

Beautiful - and they look so neat just hanging in thin air!

Kathie said...

this quilt exhibit was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. something I will never forget.
yes look at the you tube videos too, some of those are amazing!