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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Red and White Quilt Exhibit in New York

It's happened so quickly that I'm feeling breathless - I am off to New York on 23rd March to see a quilt exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum!  I am so excited!

We are having a rotten time here in the UK.  We are in chaos because of snow, the roads are hazardous to negotiate, the airports are working with difficulty - Heathrow particularly and all our Christmas arrangements are in jeopardy.  So we do need cheering up and what better way to do it than plan a quilt visit?

It all started when I saw this picture on the Minick and Simpson blog -


telling of a free exhibition of 650 (yes it's not a mistake) red and white quilts from a private collection!
http://www.folkartmuseum.org/index.php?p=folk&id=882

Well it's a picture that is difficult to resist and I immediately sent it to a few friends, one of them an absolute whirlwind when it comes event organising and planning holidays.  So yesterday (I was going to leave it until after Christmas to think about making arrangements) four of us were booked on a Virgin Atlantic package to New York to coincide with the exhibition. I have never been to New York so it will be a big adventure and I have dollars left over from my last visit across the pond.

For friends reading this and who maybe are wondering why I hadn't mentioned it, honestly it has happened so quickly I haven't had a chance to tell you!

11 comments:

Susan Briscoe said...

Have a great time! The exhibition looks like it will be fantastic. Wish I could see it too.

Monique said...

Wow! Just wow! What a trip to look forward to! :-)

A Quilter Awakens said...

Oh my gosh, thank you for posting this. I didn't see the postcard before, but it looks to be an event to remember. Karmen

fabriquefantastique said...

love to go to that exhibit myself. Who knows, perhaps I will. Seasons Greetings!

Kathryn said...

I plan to catch that exhibit also, but fortunately I'm a mere 1-1/2 hour bus ride away. I hope to get a few friends from my quilt study group to attend also. We meet monthly to study old quilts. By the way, I'm of Welsh heritage - Kathryn PRICE Laposata, dauther of Paul Price. I love reading your blog from here across the ocean. I hope your winter weather improves. We have friends returning from a semester in Maastricht, Netherlands, today, and I hope they are able to make it out of Brussels today. Merry Christmas. Kathie L in Allentown

Frances Leate said...

I just love red and white quilts - what an exciting exhibition. I got the opportunity to visit New York last year and it blew my mind - what a crazy fantastic city. Happy Christmas from Tropical Far North Queensland.

Ginny Worden said...

Mary, perhaps I will see you there. My husband and I are winging our way to New York, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to see the exhibit ourselves.I am over the moon about it.

Sue said...

Mary, my PIC and I have also booked to go see this exhibition. Might meet you in NY, Stranger things of happend

Mary Jenkins, said...

Well, perhaps we should wear something to identify ourselves. I could do a daffodil?

Sue said...

Perhaps I shall use the the flag of St George as a wrap. I will put my thinking cap on.

Stephanie said...

Have fun, I plan to go on the 28th. I can't wait either.