For the month of April, I have taken up Frédérique's Quilting Patchwork and Applique challenge to blog daily (except Sundays) on a quilt topic related to a letter of the alphabet.
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Many quilters are influenced by antique quilts. Some of the best places to see them are at exhibits and quilts shows. Probably the most memorable quilt show I ever attended was back in 2011 when the Infinite Variety exhibit was held here in New York at the Park Avenue Armory.
Co-sponsored by the American Folk Art Museum, the show exhibited 651 Red and White quilts that had been collected by Joanna S. Rose. Mrs. Rose had collected the quilts since the 1950s and the exhibited quilts were only part of her collection! The exhibition was the fulfillment of an 80th birthday wish to Mrs. Rose from her husband and the show was a gift to the city!
Not only were the quilts phenomenal but the actual staging of the show was truly a wonder!