Red and White quilts Exhibit in New York {American Folk art}

Red and White quilts Exhibit in New York {American Folk art}

Remember how amazingly Spring-like the weather had been?  Well, today we woke up to snow and are supposed to get 3-5 inches more tomorrow.  Yippee.  One last winter hoo-raw I say!  :)  I’m actually fine with it, cause you see, I have a lot more to worry about than the weather right now.  (who knew, right?  Lately I’ve been a bit of a weather whiner.Lol)  Two days ago my husband had surgery, so I’ve been a bit distracted and focused on him.  Poor baby injured his rotator cuff skiing in January and it never healed right, so they had to go in and repair the damage.  Darn.  Everything though, went well and he is hoping for a quick recovery.  {literally, he thought he would be back to work the next day. Hahah, I’ve teased him endlessly about that!!}  If you knew my husband you would know that he is a go-getter.  Rarely will he sit still.  If he is at home he’s either working on something or pacing the floor till he finds something to do.

Anyway, enough of that mumbo-jumbo, I am on to having a TEENAGER!  What the?!?!!?  My daughter turned 13 today.  How insane is that?  I really can’t believe my little baby grew up so fast. I guess they all do that, don’t they?  Kinda sad really.  I always thought I would be the Mom of little babies…never really thinking they would grow up.  :)

Life is just crazy like that…

Have you heard about the AWESOME American Folk Art Museum’s exhibit “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” in New York!??!!?  Oh my goodness! I wish I could go!  It sounds amazing!

I got this info straight from the website: “The American Folk Art Museum has dramatically transformed the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all of which are on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It is the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. As an extraordinary gift to the public, entry to this unprecedented event is free.”

Just look at the computerized renderings of what the exhibit will look like.  They were created by an amazing, award-winning design firm, Thinc Design.

Talk about breathtaking beauty!  Wow, I hope that if you are close to it, you go!  And please oh please, tell us about it!!  Doesn’t this make you want to sew something red and white??  I haven’t ever made a red and white quilt…Now I want to.  Really, bad!

If you still plan on sending a quilt to donate to Japan, you still have time.  We will be sending the donations next weekend.  Don’t worry, i will post a full report and take some pics of the quilts we are sending!

I wish you all the best weekend and we will see you back on Monday!  I have some fun stuff planned next week, so stay tuned!  :)

 

~Sarah

  • Mawmaw2five

    After seeing the amazing pictures of this exhibit I just had to have a red and white quilt of my own. Will be working on a red and white double irish chain this weekend.

  • Sarah

    I know! Aren’t they just amazing! I’m dying to start one too. Please share pictures so we can see what you are making. :)

  • Sue Dupuis-Fincaryk

    Hi Jenny and Sarah,

    I have been quilting for years on and off .. and have done it the hard way…. When I found your videos( Which are amazing and so full of energy and very well explained. The light bulb went on… everything made sense and all the little tips and trick just cut my time( Get it cut?) lol ok bad joke !! down to 3/4 of the time. I am totally back into quilting I have oddles of material I collected just on a whim figuring that someday i will have a brain storm but those charm packs and jelly rolls had no clue until your video.. and all I can say is wow and the binding tool I am going to by .ASAP. I am a single mom of 3 and live in a very small town of 200, Endeavor, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    I love quilting and I am currently have my own bookkeeping business but have always wanted to start my own quilting business and thanks to you two I will be able to and you have made my dream come true so easily. I will Just run it from my home for now and take my quilting and projects to the farmers market and See how it goes. I want to say” keep up the good work” and keep the videos coming. I absolutely love it. Thank you both for being you !
    Can”t wait to see other future sewing projects and new quilting tips and tricks! Take care you two and thank you for everything. Take care and spring will come soon enough!

    Sue

    P.S. Sorry if this isn’t the appropriate place to put this kind of comment but wasn’t sure where to go.

  • quiltdr

    I had seen that picture in some quilt magazine the other day, I just sat and drooled. I did make a red and white but one of my sisters in law talked me out of it. Need to make another… maybe a purse of reds and whites….. ohhhh off to the sewing room..

  • Sarah

    Wow, Sue. What a great story. Thanks for sharing your quilting journey with us. We hope you have tons of success with your own business! We love to hear that our tutorials and videos are making a difference. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Sarah

    Oh I know….I’m still drooling myself. Haha! You must really like that sister in law…. :)
    and yes, make another one and send me a picture! Have a great day!

  • Carol

    So happy to hear that Seth did well with the surgery. My sister-in-law just had shoulder surgery. I am not sure the recovery will be quick. Maybe a lesson in patience for him??? Really, you have a 13 year old? You honestly do not look old enough to have a 13 year old! This picture make me want to do a red and white quilt too. I will have to think about that and put it on my to-do list. Can’t wait to see what kind of fun stuff you have planned.

  • martilindsey

    I just made a red & white quilt, with an American Flag bandana (the inspiration) in the middle. I kept thinking it was missing something, now after seeing this, I realize that it was the blue that was too much.

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