When I heard about the exhibits at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, I thought it would be a great trip. I have a niece who is presently attending college in NYC. This gave me a great opportunity to go to NYC and stay with her. I mentioned this to Carol Sullivan. We both decided it was a must do trip.
The exhibit “Infinite Variety – Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” is phenomenal. Just walking through the door you are awestruck. It’s hard to fathom you are looking at 650 red and white quilts. The way the quilts are displayed you feel surrounded by history.
Previously, I was never particularly fond of red and white quilts. Now I have a greater appreciation of theses two color quilts. The variety of quilts is just stunning. There were appliqued, pieced, and Hawiian applique. There were a few variations on bar quilts. Quite a few used the same block but the different color placements and settings made the exhibit all the more interesting Who knew you could do so much with just two colors. Will I be making a red and white quilt in the future? No, but blue and white is definitely a possibility.
If you can get to NYC this week, it is well worth the trip. The red and white quilt exhibit runs through to March 30th. If not, the museum will be coming out with a catalog of all the quilts in the exhibit. Once I get home I will upload the pictures Carol and I took.
Your friend in quilting,