I have loads more pictures from the show in New York so I thought I would have one more post of the quilts. These chairs were in the center of the show.
Don't they make you want to gather all your best friends, some cocoa or tea, snuggle up and just have a giggle fest?
Of course one of the facinating aspects of this show was the variety of quilts in just 2 colors. I was also completely taken with the range in complexity. Some of the quilts obviously took a lot of time and detailed handwork like this one.
Some are simple but still require skill and time. (sry for the dark photo)
This was in the center of the show and , WOW, was it hard to stop looking at the center. And the beautiful corners!
I loved the red and white fabric here. And how funny that if I saw it in a fabric store today, I might refer to it as modern! Forgive me.
I recently stumbled across a topic in blogland about 'dumbing down' quilting. There are different interpretations of what this means and I don't want to get deep into it. I was mostly saddened that it sparked so much negativity and gleeful criticism. I mention this because it was such a treat to see all these quilts, these absolute treasures, together. From the simple tied quilts to the exquisitely appliqued and quilted, they were each a beautiful work of art.
How about this simplicity? This was one of my friends absolute faves. And by the way, the quilting was gorgeous.
And how about the simple designs that have been repeated over and over for hundreds of years? Houses and boats. Anybody for a day on the lake? Nuthin fancy here but isn't it so much fun? Jaunty red boats! This design is great for a baby or toddler but this quilt was full size. Am I copping out by making so many smaller quilts? Hmm, I may need to ponder that.
Talk about a simple block. I find this quilt riveting. One of the blogs I follow is Victoria's and she recently made a completely 'drool worthy' quilt with crosses. Check it out here. I want to make one of these, it's going on my 'list'. I already have some color ideas.
Here's a quilt that I have to stop and examine. Try to figure out how this went together. Are there two different blocks alternated? Where does this start? Or end? Eh! Who cares, I LOVE this quilt.
Well, this one caught me eye. Mostly because I find those critters just plain creepy. I like the roosters, swans, and horses though.
In the back of the show, there was a cafe where we grabbed a quick brunch and hot drink (boy was it chilly that day and I was underdressed because I didn't want to drag a lot of stuff around all day). I couldn't resist these pictures of the quilts from the back.
Even from behind, this exhibit was just stunning. Many, many thanks to the Rose family and New York for a fabulous adventure.
This exhibit may have been once in a lifetime, but if it ever pops up again or hits the road, GO! Sell the house or kids if you have to, but
GO SEE IT!!