Tuesday, March 29

What's Red and White ..........

and being talked about all over blogland? Well, it's the exhibit of 650 Red and White quilts that are on display at the American*Folkart*Museum in New York!!  It's the largest exhibit of quilts ever held in New York City. If you go here, you can see the dates and times the show is open. You have until March 30th to get there. I know it would be worth the trip. I really wish I could get there, but it's just not possible. I'm in Minnesota and the quilts are in New York City. Forty years ago, we lived in New Jersey and I could have easily made the trip to see the quilts. But now, I guess that if I want to see red and white quilts for real, I could go to our local Sibley County Historical Society where these pretties are on display..............
And if I really want to get comfy with a red and white quilt, I do have this one in my collection that is hanging on the line.  I've shared this quilt and it's story in two posts.......one last summer (go here) and one this past February (click here). I just love this quilt! It makes me smile!!
And I would just love to see all the different designs and quilting on all those red and white quilts in New York. I know they would make me smile, too. But when you can't get there to see them...........well, you have to see them through the eyes and blogs of others who have been there. And the best way to do that is to go over to Pat Sloan's blog and the list that she is building so we can all go see those red and white quilts!  Just go here.  Pat said "Tell everyone so we can build the list!" So, I'm telling, and after you go check out the list and you visit some of those sightings of red and white quilts, then you go and tell your friends. These are too lovely to keep secret. And I'm just wondering now.......do you think if there was enough interest that this exhibit might travel to other museums? hmmmmmmm.... now that's an idea!!!
Hope you enjoy seeing a lot of red and white all over!!
Have a great day!
Sandi

8 comments:

Pat said...

Thanks for the pictures of these red/white beauties!

Me and My Stitches said...

That is a GREAT idea. I am so jealous of everyone who is going. How many people do you think are making their own red and white quilts now? It's crossed my mind!

pat sloan said...

love your quilts Sandi!

There is still time to hop on a plane.. the exhibit is today and tomorrow then it's over! Privately funded by the owners... and an incredible exhibit not to be missed!

Share any show quilt links you find!!

Karen said...

Love the quilt on the line! A treasure for sure.

Snoodles said...

Love your red and white...your own lil quilt show! Thanks for sharing! I just read your post from yesterday, too. Very inspiring, and we have lost good friends, too, to that terrible disease. Thanks for your lovely blog - takes a lot of work, I'm sure, but I enjoy it so much.
Jacque in SC
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Beth said...

Beautiful red and white quilts on your blog. Wish I could have gotten to NYC to see the big show. We will have to enjoy them thru Pat's posts.

desertskyquilts said...

I love the ones you posted. I've spent ages going over the ones on that site I posted on Seasons and I still haven't seen all the photos yet! 651, btw. She found another one in the closet.

Enjoy your break.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

love red and white. the star quilt is so stunning.

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