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.

Texture

Repetition

Positive-Negative space



Motion/Movement

Expression of our world around us




We all gazed up in wonder.

More tomorrow! I have to unpack and do a bit of work!

Alma

40 comments:

  1. How beautiful all those quilts are!

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  2. What an amazing display of beautiful quilts! How lucky you are to have seen these in person.

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  3. Wow, it looks like a quilter's heaven - true rapture!

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  4. Thank you for sharing the show with us, amazing. I know it will inspire some Red and White quilts, a revival!

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  5. What an amazing show...such an awesome way to display all these wonderful quilts.

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  6. It was very moving and a wonderful display. You've done a good job of describing it.

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  7. I am oh, so jealous of all of you who got to go to this show, and the same time so thankful to be able to see all the wonderful pictures. It looks amazing!

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  8. What an exciting time! Pictures were wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Stitching!

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  9. absolutely amazing.......it'slike a dream.
    thank you forsharing these cute photos.

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  10. Wow! That had to have caused heart palpitations!!! Amazing!!!! That was the place to be on Planet Earth on that day for sure!!!

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  11. What an nice display! They are beautiful quilts. Have a nic evening!
    Greetings from Bruges Carine

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  12. I want to see this show so badly, but won't be out in NYC until November. I think it ends before then!!

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  13. What an amazing display. In person must have been awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Bobbi

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  14. I am so in awe of this show and your description of it enhanced that awe:) It is beautifully hung and all the reasons you love quilting are all the same as mine-Thank You!

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  15. All I can say is WOW!
    Sandy Muir

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  16. Wow!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Sheila

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  17. Alma -
    I was at the show on Saturday - it was absolutely wonderful. I feel so blessed to have seen it in person - what a wonderful gift to NYC from the Rose's. Glad you were able to go, too -
    Judie

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  18. I'm happy to hear there's a book coming out. I live an hour away from the city, but this week has been crazy with no spare moments to run down to see the show. :( You're lucky to have gone!

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  19. Wow That's a quilt show. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts. Love the closes up.

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  20. OMG! Thanks to you Alma I just got home from the quilt show. I think I died and went to heaven! I have never seen such an amazing display of quilts. Made conversation with anybody and everybody because we all felt the same excitement. Red has never been a favorite color of mine, but you can bet my next quilt will be red and white.

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  21. So glad you got to experience that awesomeness, and glad you are home safe.

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  22. Wow, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and pictures. I'm so sad that such a wonderful show was so short in duration.

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  23. i love your pictures. the simple red and white colors have always been my favorite and all these quilts hanging in the air are perfection. some year i hope to attend. thank you for sharing.

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  24. Alma,
    I wish I could have been in NYC with you, too! I've been to the Quilt Show in Houston 1 time, too. Of course these quilts are all red and white. I really do like red and white quilts!

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  25. Awesome. My heart flutters. Wishing I could have been there, looks like a great exhibit. Thanks for sharing some pictures of this quilt exhibit with me. Beautiful quilts. I wish I had time to make at least one replica!!

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  26. What beautiful quilts...and thank you so much for sharing not only amazing photos but also for describing so wonderfully the experience!

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  27. Wow!! It looks magnificent! Thanks,
    Lida

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  28. Fabulous photos. Thanks for posting!

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  29. Oh how lovely. I would love to have gone. Our daughter who lives near New York City came home for the weekend, so I choose to see her instead! Thanks for the virtual tour!

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  30. Awesome- thanks for posting the pictures. I can't imagine owning all of those beautiful quilts. Are they quilts she has made or collected over the years?
    And how would you ever store them? What a treasure!

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  31. What an amazing event! I'll bet it was a spectacular sight to behold. How wonderful that you got to attend.

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  32. I seen those quilts on the Martha Stewart show Monday

    how great you got to attend

    what a treat I will want the book

    Janice

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  33. When does the show end? I will be in NY in 3 weeks.

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  34. Magnificent! Thank you for sharing.

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  35. This show was so amazing, and your pictures are lovely! Your summary of the show and what made it so stunning was spot on.

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