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Around Town : INFINITE VARIETY - Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

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Currently on display at the Park Avenue Armory here in NYC is one of the most impressive installations I have seen in a long time. Infinite Variety consists of 650 quilts, all red and white, hung dramatically from the rafters of the cavernous drill hall of the armory.

I love how this moment came to happen:

"When my husband asked what I would like for my eightieth birthday, I said 'Something I've not see before and something that would be a gift for New York City.'  Seeing all of these quilts at the same moment would be an ideal gift."

Joanna Semel Rose - Collector

Open to the public free of charge, this exhibit sadly will close tomorrow, March 30. So if you are in NYC or close by, I cannot convey enough how much I recommend making the effort to see this in person. If you can not make it, I hope you enjoy my gallery and make sure to check out Martha's gallery as well. There were so many quilts and details to photograph we barely scratched the surface.

To learn more about the creation of the installation you can watch this piece that aired on The Martha Stewart Show.

Thank you Joanna Rose for sharing this amazing collection and gift!

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Comments (6)

  • I am a hooker of rugs, have you seen "rug hooking " magazine and the "ATHA" magazine (association of traditional artists). You have never had an audence of rug hookers> Werecycle wool , dye woolfabric and hook ruhs on a linen bace. It would be lots of fun. You friend and one more Martha

  • gorgeous photos and craftsmanship.. especially magnificent hanging from the ceiling like this! so great. what a wonderous land.. :)

  • [...] morning I was skimming RSS feeds and saw a post from the MS Crafts Dept. blog about the show. This made me pause, it was full of Red? and White? Two colours I very much dislike? Well, I was [...]

  • I REALLY wish I could have seen this. Looks absolutely amazing.

  • [...] Images via American Folk Art Museum and The Crafts Department [...]

  • [...] I was thrilled to read about  Infinite Variety. [...]

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