Wednesday, March 30, 2011
New York City
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
What a trip! Edie McGinnis went with me to NYC for the American Folk Art Museum's quilt show, Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts.
After viewing the show, Edie asked me what was my favorite part.
I couldn't pick out one or two quilts and say...."This was my favorite." This experience was more about the entire show itself.
Look at the lighting on the quilts. Each quilt glows in the "night sky." They spiral into the starry heavens. We were silhouetted in the darkness looking up at them. They were magnificent.
I have never seen such a beautiful show. It was housed in Park Armory. This huge building was the perfect location.
Joanna Rose's collection glowed with a kaleidoscope of beauty. Although a book is coming, and you can find the pictures on Itunes for free, it will never be the same as viewing this show at the Armory.
It reminded me of all I love about quilting.
Expression of our world around us
We all gazed up in wonder.
More tomorrow! I have to unpack and do a bit of work!