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Red and White in NYC

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You’ve waited long enough for my review of the Infinite variety Quilt Show.  “The American Folk Art Museum dramatically transformed the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all of which were on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It was the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. As an extraordinary gift to the public, entry to this unprecedented event was free”.

This link is a YouTube video of the installation, which was done by a theatrical designer.  Seeing the cranes that were used to set up the display reminds me of how grand the exhibit was, when you look at the pictures I took, you lose the scale of the exhibit.This was not a show, it was an immersion into an art form.  The Armory walls were dark, somehow the lighting “moved” to show the detail of the quilting stitches, and there were 651 full size quilts, an amazing number for any show!

One of my favorite quilts-giant ricrack

  A view of half of the show

This is my current version of red and white:

Amarylis (Thank you Ken)

Written by bevanddara

April 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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