Monday, February 21, 2011

Red and white wrapup

For the last ten days we've featured red-and-white quilts we admire.  Three of them are from the 19th century, and three are from the 21st century.  These photos help show the infinite variety of quilts that can be achieved, with only two colors !

You can scroll to older posts for details, but here are the quilt names along with original websites.  Row 1:  Bold, by Debbie Grifka, at Esch House Quilts; Gordion Knot, from Stella Rubin AntiquesRow 2:  Maze Quilt, courtesy of the DAR Museum; Vortex Quilt, courtesy of the American Folk Art MuseumRow 3:  Red and white applique quilt, by Mary Vaughan, at Fun With Barb and Mary; Red Delicious, by Esther Aliu.

For six days in 2011 (March 25-30)  the historic Park Avenue Armory in NYC will be transformed into a glorious display of color and design when the American Folk Art Museum presents Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. Defying gravity, the quilts will appear to spiral in mid-air filling the enormous volume of the Drill Hall and creating circular pavilions that invite visitors to experience the quilts in a three-dimensional environment.


  1. My favourite is still Bold, I just love the simplicity of it. It would be so wonderful to see the quilt exhibition for real, but your photos are nearly as good.

  2. My favourites are the Maze and the Vortex. What's next??

  3. Thank you, Pip and Sewjournal, for weighing in ! Plus we're so glad SJ asked "what's next". Stay tuned for Wednesday when we change things up with some totally different subjects. Hope you'll stop by and see.

  4. Deb's BOLD quilt was one of the first quilts I fell in love with! Great post!


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