Thank you, Mr. Main Street, for adding Red &White to my quilting library.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Red & White Quilts: Infinite Variety
Another Christmas gift, Red &White Quilts: Infinite Variety covers the 653 quilts in the Infinite Variety show that was in New York in March, 2011. You may recall it from photos of the stunning way the quilts were hung.
I've mentally kicked myself for not making the time to attend the show in person. We live close enough to NYC and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The book is like a catalog of the 653 quilts that were in the show. As the show was being developed, each quilt in the collection was photographed and cataloged. (The owner, Joanna S. Rose, did not even know how many quilts she had until they finished the photography.) The photos are presented in the book, organized so similar quilts are together, along with a few essays about putting on the show. It is very inspirational for a quilt maker; I've already got a few designs mentally marked down for my next two-color quilt.