Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's the Year of the Quilt! Are You Planning your 2011 Vacation?

 HAPPY NEW YEAR to each and every one of you! Thank you for being here, for commenting, for bringing your Quilter's Spirit to my little nook of the planet. I wish you many blessings and prosperity and joy-fulled friendships and experiences in 2011.

2011 brings an extravaganza of quilts into the fold from the American Folk Art Museum collection and a private collection, which will will be on display at various locations in the city throughout the year.

Infinite Variety, Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts will cap the American Folk Art Museum's "Year of the Quilt."  It is the largest exhibit with over 650 red and white American quilts displayed at one time! They are hung four and five high, as if floating in space, in a circular fashion at the Park Avenue Armory from March 25-30, 2011.  Entrance to the this special show is free. What a gift for those who can attend.

This will be the largest quilt exhibit ever seen in the city. All of the quilts are on loan from one New York City private collection. Fifty quilts will be chosen by and donated  to AFAM's collection after the exhibition. Wow!  What a memory to have. I've seen pictures of the installation and it's not something you can describe, you've got to see it to believe it. A caf√©, gift and book store are also in the armory which is located at 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.
Read much more about the Infinite Variety exhibit and three more major quilt exhibits from the museum's collection being offered this year including the curator's thoughts and historic perspective.

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2 comments:

Jill said...

Thank you for posting info about this show. What an amazing show this will be!

Delaine said...

You are amazing with your open spirit and ability to share so much. While you are planning why not Washington State, Assoc of Pacific Northwest Quilters APNQ we will have our show in Tacoma in Augest and it will be a wonderful show, check out their site and see all that is offered and come west my dear. We will finally meet, I live just across the bridge from the show and I could show you my collection of quilts I have a lot of wonderful quilts My daughters gave me special plates that say "QULTLADY" they should have gotten one that said Quilt-aholic and proud of it.

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