While the Infinite Variety show is what took us there, we found other things to keep us occupied.
Well, for one, you don't go to the restaurant capital of the world and not have a good meal or three. Thanks to Rue 57, Tao, and Clinton Street Baking Company, we ate well. Rue 57 is charming and has great food - but beware the Tuesday Night Special. The steak is bigger than your head.If you happen to get to Tao - order the Banana Pudding for dessert. The waiter suggested it and so do we. And as for Clinton Street Baking Company......order anything at all - it will be wonderful.Once fortified, make your way to Pins & Needles, a new little stitching and quilting shop on Lexington Avenue. It's tiny, well lit, high energy, and adorable.Here's Rachel with some of her well chosen fabric.
At the same time as the quilt show, there was a nice little show at the Cooper Hewitt.
Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay. A wonderfully displayed show of the Art Deco artist, fashion and fabric designer, Delaunay.
It was inspiring and surprising. What stopped us in our tracks were the photos of the fabric department of Metz & Co. Department store in Amsterdam, where most of Delaunay's fabric was sold. If a fabric store could be a monument to style, taste and function, certainly that store was it. I wonder if it is still as grand as the 1930 photographs?
Now, let's get to the good stuff..... the winner of the American Banner Rose fabric is, The Lazy Quilter! I drew another number and Nancy of Marietta Georgia will get a little something from the gift shop at the Infinite Variety show. Lazy Quilter, and Nancy - email me here and I will get the goodies to you.
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