Everywhere you look there is a reference to the Red and White Quilt Exhibition in NYC. I like to refer to it as the Exhibition of the Century.
Only a generation ago, this exhibition would have been the stuff of myths and legends. We would have heard about it and perhaps, seen a reference to it in a magazine. Back then, people wouldn't haven't climbed on board buses and planes and travelled across the planet all to meet for a few glorious days at the Park Avenue Armory.
There certainly wouldn't have been beautiful, perfectly focused images of the 651 quilts floating across space. So many pictures, it's hard to recall them all. With the permission of the photographers I have listed links to many of the blogs that shared their fabulous experience with us all so generously.
Click on the links to the left and below quilterie's blog header. Some of the links have more than one post related to the show, so keep on looking beyond the first post in each link. One is a virtual red and white show held on line only. Here is a link to a blog where instructions are being posted on how to make some of the red and white quilts we've been lucky enough to see. Bravo.
The word on quilt street is that a book will be published by the end of 2012. It would be lovely if the book were to have images of all 651 quilts, but that is unlikely. Today we have the opportunity of close up views of quilts that probably won't make it to print.
The links will remain up until the book reaches the market, and then they will be removed. Feel free to let me know of other good links you have come across.
I have some red and white ideas slow cooking in the oven.
The crazy in the post title is related to a crazy quilt I saw this week. It was made by Mayleen who left a comment on the last quilterie post. When pressed about her lovely quilt, she modestly admitted that it has won a blue ribbon and a best of class. You better check it out because it changed my opinion on crazy quilts.
Someone please help me out with batik. Come on. I am ready and willing to be persuaded that batiks are fabulous and I should start collecting them!