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.