3.24.2011

Infinite Variety : Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

The American Folk Art Museum  will share 651 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. When asked, Ms. Rose says “I’m not a collector.” Ummm, beg to differ there.

American Folk Art Museum, Photo by Gavin Ashworth
The exhibit is a 80th birthday gift from her husband who asked what could he give her that she had never seen before. She realized she had never seen all of her quilts hung together.

Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times
The exhibit is up only briefly from March 25th to March 30th at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Read more here and here.

10 comments:

Di said...

Wow, looks like an amazing exhibition! Pity it is only up for such a short time.

meisje van vervlogen dagen said...

Not only am i loving the quilts, but also the wat they are exhibited. I came across your blog for the first time and what joy it is!

Kitty Kilian said...

Oh, yes, I forgot I love red and white quilts too! Ha, now I remember! Well if I were rich I would like to collect them too.. or may be spend the rest of my days making them.. the graphic quality and cheerfulness of just red and white lines is so infinitely pleasing..

JAIME RUGH said...

such a great find kathryn!
looks incredible/.

anastasia said...

it's like a house of cards! if she's not a collector what is she!?

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

Eeek, I'm so excited about this show!! I just happen to be in the city this week on vacation and can't believe my luck!

kathrynclark said...

Yeah, it looks like two people here are going! Post your pics on your blogs, I can live vicariously through you!

Lari Washburn said...

That is an amazing display! Wish I could see it in person.

Victoria said...

blown away!

(maybe she feels she is more of a care taker then a collector? which ever, bless her and her husband.)

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

wow,stunning!

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