Tuesday, March 29, 2011

free art folks


Last Spring, while touring Union college upstate with my son, I snapped a photo of this quilt that a student had embroidered all the current pop star folks in red. The show was titled "Critical Stitch."
I knew I was saving this photo for a special reason.
Just look at all these red and white quilts.
Three centuries of red and white quilts on display here.
An infinite variety of magnificent quilts on parade to admire.
March 30th is the last day to see this at the Folk Art Museum.
By the way folks, it's free.
Thanks to Mel for the heads up.
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15 comments:

CREED said...

Two tone quilts have always been my favorite for their crisp graphic contrast, they have such a fresh modern aesthetic despite their age and tradition. Really would love to have seen this exhibit. Stunning!

Carrie said...

I bet that is amazing to see in person!! The way they have exhibited them is inspiring!! Love it!

Nessa said...

wow look at all those quilts - what an amazing collection

VictoriaArt said...

I might still make it! These look glorious! They are hung so wonderfully!
I love quilts, when our babies were born, each got one. My daughter's is all loved up! Just shreds are left....
Now preserved in a pillow case!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

beautiful,

Carolyn said...

Wow, amazing! Love it.

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quintessence said...

Love it!! So graphic and beautiful!! Not sure I can make it in to see it but I do love quilts. I have one my mother made from the extra material of all my old dresses she had made me.

pretty pink tulips said...

For many years, my bedspread was a quilt made my the "ladies of the church", where my father was a minister. It was the pattern with the little girl with the bonnet. I loved that quilt....and have no idea what happened to it.

Kudos to the Folk Art Museum for featuring this show!!!

art2cee2 said...

I absolutely love quilts and have collected antique ones for years. Some I put in frames, some I just store away in my guest room. Red and white is just beautiful! :-)

I Dream Of said...

Wow! They make such a statement hung together like that. I'm sorry that I will miss it, but thanks for getting me there virtually!
Jeanne

annechovie said...

What an amazing display - how many stitches must be represented!

Karena said...

The are astounding Anne!! I wish i could make it!! So much exquisite work and love put into them!

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The Buzz said...

What a fabulous way to display quilts - up to a soaring ceiling, each one having a space of its own. My great aunt was a quilter and I'm lucky enough to have one of hers... over 100 years old!
xxoo

Aspiring Kennedy said...

hmm.. what an interesting quilt. i would love to hear the quilter's reasoning/thoughts behind making it. definitely got my attention!

Nelle Somerville said...

I'm so upset I missed this. Great post!