Saturday, March 26, 2011

Red and White Quilts

I have red and white quilt envy. How I wish I could see these quilts in person. The Quilt Show has produced an amazing video of some of the quilts on display in NYC this weekend at the Armory. Please please please, somebody publish a fantastic book with these quilts on big pages. Big, big book. Please.



I haven't even finished watching this yet, but couldn't wait to share it with you.

24 comments:

Lipstick Momma said...

Soooooo gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

Belinda said...

OOOOHHHHH...I'm speechless...WOW!
Thanks for sharing this video...I
plan on watching it more than once!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Thanks for this! It's nice to be able to see the show, armchair style. I'm headed to look at my reds and whites. Think there will be a resurgence of red and white quilts this year? Very inspiring show.

Caroline said...

Absolutely AMAZING, i especially like 'the Vortex'. Thank ou so much for sharing x

dot said...

Very nice, thank-you for sharing.

Rachael said...

They're beautiful, thanks, Tonya. How about that four-letter name one! But sad, too, that the vast majority are "artist unknown". A real shame.

Sujata said...

Tonya,

I heard that there is a book about this exhibit. I will find out next week. So excited!
Thanks for sharing the slide show.

Marge said...

I went to the show yesterday, and it took my breath away. The exhibit was hung in such an original manner, and it was exciting to see all of the color. So, so many of the quilts were masterpieces. There will be a book, but not for a while. I took dozens of photos. I feel so fortunate to have seen this uniqe collection and exhibit!

deborah said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Lynn said...

W-O-W! I wish I lived closer to NYC and could go see this in person. Thanks for sharing the video!

Diane said...

I was there all day today, and I can't begin to even process it all yet. It is astounding. Words won't do it justice. There are many, many pictures online, (I know my friend John at Big Rig Quilting has a ton of images on Facebook) so you'll get just a taste of the exhibit, and the awesome installation.

If you're lucky enough to have an iPhone or an iPad, there is an app to download the entire exhibit too, and if you don't (like me) there will be book, but I don't know when yet.

I am going to have red and white dreams tonight!

Rocknquilts said...

This was very lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Anne said...

Amazing works of art created without benefit of rotary cutters, fancy rulers, and computerized sewing machines! Loved them all!

YankeeQuilter said...

Even my Dh is hinting at a red and white quilt after reading up on the exhibit...

Kristin L said...

Streak of Lightning and Concentric Squares: Awesome! I've seen peeks at the hanging too and it's really innovative and elegant. Thanks for sharing what looks like a great show!

Naomi said...

Thank you, that was lovely, as was the music. My head is spilling over with ideas now and no time to execute them!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh I have so many thoughts and ideas! I hope someone brings out a book...that would be fabulous!

jude said...

sometimes it is the simple things

Kathy in FL said...

Sigh. So beautiful.

Michele said...

What gorgeous treasures! I loved seeing the closeups of the quilting. There's nothing like a red and white quilt. So striking.

cauchy09 said...

gosh, i wish i could go to this exhibit. thanks for sharing the video!

Kim said...

" This magical but ephemeral moment will ultimately be captured in the pages of a fully illustrated catalog copublished by the American folk Art Museum and written by Elizabeth V. Warren, guest curator of this spectacular presentation."
This from the brochure at the show.

It was truly magical being immersed in the quilts.....unlike any show you've ever experienced. I'm thrilled I got to go to the show. I definitely will create a red and white quilt in my near future.

Happy Sewing

sophie said...

I can't remember if you have an iPad, but if you do (or an iPod or iPhone), be sure to download and install the app Infitnite Variety--it has individual photos of all 651 quilts from the exhibit. FYI, I've also been blogging about my trip to see the quilts and the photos I took.

Coujones said...

I went to see it and took a number of pictures. You can read about it on my blog!

http://coujones.tumblr.com/post/4191367611/infinite-variety-part-1