Saturday, March 5, 2011

Red and White Quilt Exhibit - Bloggers living vicariously!!


It is an understatement to say that the quilt world is abuzz about the upcoming exhibit at the American Folk Art Musem in NYC, "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts." I've read about quilters worldwide who are making a special trip just to take in this show (now that is dedication!). Others have committed to making red and white quilts this year. Red and white quilts for sale on Ebay are fetching a premium these days.

So, I am joining the celebration by compiling an online red and white quilt show. Do you own an antique red and white quilt? Have you made a new one yourself? Do you have a friend who will let you take a picture of her quilt? If so, I hope you will blog about your quilt and add a link to that post below. If the linky thing works properly, we will be able to compile our own virtual red and white quilt show. I will start things off with the quilt above which I recently purchased through Ebay and will be adding a couple more in the coming days.


To add some fun for participants, I bought three sets of magnets from the museum (that's them above) and will have a drawing among those of you who participate. So, to recap, blog about a red and white quilt and add a link to that post (directly to the post, not your general blog address). If you do more than one post you are welcome to add more links - it will get you an extra shot at the magnets. We will wrap up our online quilt show when the NYC exhibit closes (March 30) and I will draw 3 winners from the links. I will send them to you no matter where in the world you live. If you don't have a blog, send me your photo and I will post it for you.


Now, let's take a closer look at my quilt. The red fabric is in pretty rough shape but if you've heard the saying, "the quilting makes the quilt," this quilt will bring it to life for you. I also love the quirky arcs reverse appliqued into the borders and those corners were the piece de resistance, particularly when it showed up near Valentine's Day.


Here is a closer look at one of the corners.

As I said, this quilt has some terrific quilting. The large plain squares alternate with double cross hatch quilting (above) and a clamshell pattern (below).


Now, onto the show...



41 comments:

Sue said...

I sure wish I was one going to see those quilts! I don't have any but it's on the to-do list to make a red and white quilt this year!!

Barbara J said...

I was so inspired by the Red and White Quilt exhibition, that I had to get some red and white piecing out of my system! Hence my bear paw quilt. It still remains a quilt top though :(

Sue said...

Nice idea Taryn- Have posted but I don't know how to get the individual URL for each of my post's So when I post another one the most recent post will come up. Any ideas how I do this?

Sue said...

Taryn , Worked how to do it but you now have two pictures and I can't delete the first one . Are you able to do that?.
Sorry even after a year of blogging I am still learning.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey Taryn! remind me, when you are coming.... great idea!

Willy Wonky said...

1840's Mariner's Compass from New Jersey at top of post at:

http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/nw-expo-display-in-september.html

BaileyGirl5 said...

Fun idea! I love red and white quilts and am going to make a nine patch as soon as I get done with my latest WIP. These are really inspiring me!

Lori said...

What a fantastic idea!

Appalachian Quilts said...

Your quilt is yummy! What a great idea!

Sujata said...

Taryn,
What a great idea! I just added my link. Thanks for the opportunity to visit all these beautiful quilts!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

These are beautiful and I am going to the exhibit too. I think we all will be very inspired!

Linda P in IL said...

Great idea, thank you...almost as good as being in NYC for the exhibit!!!!

Frances Leate said...

Great idea Taryn but I made a mess of my link on the first go so could you delete my first entry. Thanks and take care.

Sharon said...

Wow, wow!. I am traveling from the NW of WA to see this exhibit, it's a good excuse to grab a friend and go see NYC, no place on earth like it. I sold the only red & white quilt I made, but I had a mini version but darned if I can't find it! I'll keep looking

MARCIE said...

Excellent! I only wish I had a red and white to share. Maybe this is my year to make one too!

Sandra Henderson said...

Beautiful quilt and an excellent idea for the show! I dont have any, only the embroidered coverlet i purchased recently, not a quilt really. I have a red n white woven wool coverlet from NC, antique, but sad to say no quilts. I shall live vicariously through everyone else! Thanks for doing this... Xo

Carrie P. said...

What a great idea. The quilting on your red and white quilt is great.
I don't have any red and white quilts. Red and aqua and an antique red and green one. But the ladies that have submitted their photos have some really great quilts.

Quilt Station said...

Hi Taryn
this is a super idea, I hope to see lots of quilts. I've put mine up and am enjoying looking at everyone's quilts and their blogs,
a great way to find other blogs to add to our list of places to visit on-line. Some I knew but others were new to me,
Thanks,
Margaret

Dixie said...

What a clever idea! Thank you for thinking of all of us who won't be able to travel to the show! Thanks!

Una said...

Magnificent initiative, Taryn! I'm going to brew me a good cup of something and have a good look. Thank you!! U

taylorsoutback said...

Thank you for setting up this online red & white exhibit. Wish I lived closer and could attend the one in New York!
Have been trying to find out if the Museum plans on publishing an accompanying catalog & if it would be available for ordering???

judy.grow said...

How do I send you a jpg? Do I put it here?

I have no idea what "Choose a profile" means.

Sarah said...

Taryn, I just popped over from Sue's. Love this idea, and I count me as one who loves Red and Whit quilts. I'll take photos this week of one I own and have a post to include in your online show. Terrific idea! I hope I get to NYC to see the show there as well. ;-)
Thanks for doing this. ~ Sarah

Shasta said...

This is such a great idea, and I am really enjoying seeing all these quilts, since I can't make it to the exhibit. I am also wishing that I had made some red and white quilts so I could show them.

Sinta Renee said...

This was a fabulous idea! I enjoyed your post and the links so much! I'm going to post about it on my blog:) thanks!!!

Dorry said...

I am really enjoying browsing all these beautiful blogs showcasing red and white quilts. Thank you Taryn for coming up with this wonderful idea. And also thanks for visiting my humble little blog.

Sinta Renee said...

http://pinkpincushion.blogspot.com/2011/03/red-and-white-quilt-show.html
here is my link to my post! thank you for the show:)

sophie said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm one of those quilters who is having a girls weekend in NY and will see the exhibit in person ... but, in the meantime, I'm enjoying all the eye candy everyone is linking here.

Heather said...

I want to go to that so BAD... but I live in Oregon and that is pretty far away isn't it? I have made a red and white quilt and we love it so much. I made a post of it back in 2009, I hope that is an okay post to use?? Or should I do a newer one. Here is the link to that post. Thanks for doing this it is so fun! I love the red and white combination.

http://quiltorstitch.blogspot.com/2009/05/american-pie-all-done.html

Michele said...

What a fun idea! I'm going to try to post about my red and white and add my link :-) Thanks for hosting the show :-)

Lynn said...

Hope everyone who is going will post lots and lots of pictures. Just watched four times the video on The Quilt Show-The Daily Blog. Amazing quilts it almost made me cry to see such beauty. Taryn, thanks so much for doing this wonderful blog. Hope you can get to it with this link.
http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/3624

Ann Marie said...

Thank you, Taryn.

Maureen said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm enjoying your show so much. I plan to start a little red and white this weekend. Thanks!

Sandra said...

Thanks for hosting this show. What a great idea. I've added my 1850's peony quilt. Enjoy.

Louise said...

The Folk Art Museum posted photos of them installing the exhibit - which I will be at tommorrow (yeah)! I put the link to the flickr photos on my blog - check out quilt number 62. Cheers, Louise

LADYFITS said...

It's amazing to see the resourcefulness of people to build their own exhibitions + urging others to do so. It's brilliant!

PatSloan said...

Come list your blog posts about the exhibit! I want to have a 'one stop shopping' of links for everyone! The show is SO amanzing http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloan_red_and_white/

Brigitte said...

thank you for showing us this beauties! I'm sorry I missed the deadline with my posting. Just in case: http://beadtex.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-red-mini-wallhangings.html
hugs Brigitte from Germany

Walter said...

Please, please, please...pretty please....can you guide me to the pattern [or] designer of No. 40 in your 'exhibition'?
I'm losing sleep trying to a] work it out or b] find a pattern.
Thank you for the exhibition.
Judy G.
Castlemaine.
Australia

Taryn said...

Judy G., you are in luck! Paula has started a blog to share the instructions for her quilts, including the two pictured here (#40 and #41). You can find her at: http://www.quiltrascal.blogspot.com/
Your message showed up at no-reply so I cannot contact you directly.

baukje said...

Those red and whites are GORGEOUS. Love your blog

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