Friday, April 1, 2011

Infinite Variety


We are back. You know, we debated on going because it is such a busy time for us, but we are so glad we made the right decision. The word that keeps coming up again and again, is breathtaking. Superlatives are overused in everyday life. This makes it hard to find the correct words to describe this show. The fact that there were 650 quilts - all red and white - in one place is one thing. To display them in that otherworldly way is another. Kudos to all involved.
Once you got over the spectacle of it all.... I kept focusing on the texture.

Thanks to Glenn for taking these close-ups for me. Don't miss these fantastic glimpses here and here. It's great when quilters who are also fantastic photographers got to record this.

Still unpacking and opening mail.....much more later.

Laurie and Polly

18 comments:

Vicky said...

Your close-ups are stunning. Look at all that fabulous hand quilting! I predict a lot of red and while quilts being made this year after this truly inspiration show. Thank you for sharing with us.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The Rick Rack quilt was one of my favorite! I still can't stop thinking about the exhibit!!!

Pookie said...

Heeey, I don't think I saw that first one, with the wavy lines! Clearly, they need to keep this exhibit open longer so I can go back and look again. :D

Seriously, thank you so much for posting about this show months ago. I feel so lucky to have been able to see it. Also, I don't think I would have appreciated the workmanship and design of the quilting if you hadn't encouraged me to try hand-quilting and if you hadn't posted about it over the summer. It was so much fun to see all the quilts with Baptist Fans after you had blogged about that pattern!

Kwilt Noob said...

Oh, I have been following this show since it was announced, and would have given anything to have gone. Thank you, thank you for posting these beautiful pictures!

Janet said...

I love the pictures you've shared. That giant rickrack quilt has the best quilting - its marvelous! I'm feeling inspired :0)

Robin said...

Thank you for the lovely pictures of texture and the light & shadow of hand quilting. That is what it is all about for me.

Alma Allen said...

Aren't you glad you went to see the show? Wish we had been there at the same time. Would have loved going to Tinsel Trading Co. with you!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Thank you so much for the fabulous photos. I can't hear enough about the exhibit!

Pat

Monika Kopacka Turek said...

Absolutely fantastic paterns and textils.You are so good!Congratulations.

Janet said...

It looks magestic, I appreciated the close ups so as to see the quilting. I hope it inspires quilters to do more hand quilting.
Tinsel Trading looks like it was an Aladins cave!

Sandra Henderson said...

Im curious, how was it with the ipad? I mean, blogging with it... Its all i have to use and i get fruatrated, so i wanted to see what you thought. I was up at st simons today, put up pic of the lighthouse... Yes, i am seeing so many great photos on various blogs, so nice to be able to be a virtual traveler.

pat sloan said...

did you JUST DIE and GO TO HEAVEN when you went in? I so wish I'd been there at the same time.. I was there on Sunday.

I was so inspired I made a whole blog of all the places the show is mentioned. just added you!
http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloan_red_and_white/

MARCIE said...

Thank you for the close ups. They quilting is every bit as good as the over all effect. The visual impact of all those red and white quilts has been stunning, and the way thru were displayed was genius!

Kris said...

I have seen some of these photos around. I love them. Such a heavenly sight all that red and white!

liz said...

I loved the photos of this exhibition, as I think did most who saw them.
May I link to this post on the sidebar of my blog?

Brian said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for sharing.

liz said...

I have been drooling over these photos again. I am so taken by the quilt someone described as the giant ric rac. I would love to know whether 2 colours were used in the quilting, ie red on the red and cream on the cream. Could you tell? I think it is on my to do list.

laurie said...

Liz,

I don't recall any quilt that used two different color threads for the quilting. I only remember one quilt that didn't have all white quilting - and that one was red. As these were all old quilts - anything other than white would have really stood out.

Laurie

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