“The American Folk Art Museum Presents: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” at Park Avenue Armory, New York City

The American Folk Art Museum Presents: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

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The American Folk Art Museum has  651 red and white American quilts, all of which are on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It is the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. Every quilt is different!  So wonderful to see these quilts viewed as art.  The show, which is on for a very short time, ends today March 30, 2011.

This exhibit has been written up in the Wall Street Journal on March 19-20, 2011. Nice informative article. And the exhibit was featured on Martha Stewart’s TV program on Hallmark, March28, 2011.

Added on April 2, 2011, to this blog:   An article appeared March 24, 2011,  in The New York Times about Joanna Rose, the owner of the red & white quilts that were just exhibited in New York City at: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/finally-mrs-rose-and-the-public-can-see-all-her-rugs/

Also an article in the Huffington Post March 23, 2011, about the exhibit at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-kelly/major-quilt-exhibit-spons_b_839490.html

There’s also an app for the Ipad of the exhibit, and one has just come out for the Iphone and Ipod Touch.  Just heard that if you have a device that runs on Google’s Droid OS, there is an app for the red and white quilts available for Droid, Zoom, and maybe Blackberry.

A lot of Buzz about these quilts! The viewing public loves the way the quilts are hung and displayed…very different from what we quilt and non-quilt people have seen before.   Red and white quilts are very collectible as well as loved by many due to their beauty.

You can go to: http://www.thincdesign.com/ Then click on “about our work” to find out how the exhibit was set up. Thinc Design set up the show.

www.folkartmuseum.org/infinitevariety

The Quilt Show has a video from the American Folk Art Museum here: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/3563

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Yvonne Porcella’s “Quilts” Exhibit at Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, through May 19, 2011


Mighty Big Numbers 75 © 2011 Yvonne Porcella                              Photo is Stanford Art Spaces.’

The exhibit “Quilts” at the Stanford Art Spaces includes work of Yvonne Porcella’s from the 1980’s to present. Yvonne’s work is lively and colorful, a treat for the eyes.  Info: http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros/show77.html#artist2 The Stanford Art Spaces is at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where it has changing artist exhibits.

http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros/index.html

“Amish & ‘English’: Quilts from the Illinois State Museum Collection” through September 16, 2011, at Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois

Photos are the Museum’s.

“Amish & ‘English’: Quilts from the Illinois State Museum Collection” is showing now through September 16, 2011 at the Lockport Gallery, which is in Lockport, Illinois.  This is a comparison exhibit that is between Amish and “English” (non-Amish) quilts that are from 1870 – 1950.

For more info: http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/lockport/pressroom.html?NPR=966

Also: http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibitions/

“The Art of Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts and Freedom Quests” Exhibit at Savannah College of Art & Design Art Museum, Savannah, Georgia, now through April 15, 2011

If you are going to Florida for Spring break, don’t miss the opportunity of seeing “The Art of Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts and Freedom Quests, ”  showing about sixty pieces of   Faith Ringgold’s work (paintings and quilts).  A narrative  accompanies it as well.
The exhibit is  at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Art Museum in Savannah, Georgia, now through April 15, 2011.

Photo is the Museum’s.
For more info about SCAD: http://www.scad.edu/

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, AQS Show and Lancaster Spring Quilt Show March 16 – 19, 2011

“Dancing Lilies” by Caryl Schuetz

The American Quilter’s Society Show is at the Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  March 16 – 19, 2011.   My quilt, “Dancing Lilies” will be in the show.

The Lancaster Spring Quilt Show is at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center in Lancaster. Their dates coincide with the AQS Show.  “Vintage Revisited” Quilt Exhibit will be shown there .  “Quilters Treasure Challenge, an exhibit of quilts and quilted garments, will also be there.  For more info:

http://lancasterquiltshow.com/

Record Attendance at Fall 2010’s International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

The total attendance for the recent 2010 International Quilt Festival/Houston was 60,162—a 15% increase over last year’s total.

An article on the International Quilt Association/Festival is at: http://www.quilts.com/newHome/news/viewer.php?page=../../pressreleases/y2010/postfqf10

“The Sky’s the Limit” Travels Round the World with International Quilt Festival Exhibit

I just learned that my piece ” Buzzards Bay Sunset,” which is traveling for three years with the International Quilt Festival’s “The Sky’s the Limit”  2008   exhibit of forty juried quilts,  was shown in Koningshof in Veldhoven, the Netherlands at the European Quilt Championship 2010.

What a great surprise!  I won’t know all the places worldwide where it has been viewed until it comes home this year.

Here’s info about the EQC show in the Netherlands:  http://www.oeqc.eu/2010/indexen.php?i=30

“Buzzards Bay Sunset” by Caryl Schuetz

The Quilt Show just posted a Smilebox presentation of the 2010 Open European Quilt Championship’s winners at:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

because the 2011 Show is being held May 5 – 8.

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 3 – 5, 2011, Bloomington Convention Center, Bloomington, indiana

I am re-posting about the show, since it’s just a couple of days away.

The 20th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will be March 3 – 5, 2011, at the Bloomington Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana.   See: http://www.ihqs.org/images/2010gallery/index.html for the 2010 show winners and: http://www.ihqs.org/index.html for info about the 2011 show.

Viewer’s Choice from 2010 Show:

“Wings and Feathers” by Mark Sherman