April 14, 2011

Quilt Show Extravaganza!

OK, so I know it's old news on the internet because Erin and Debi both posted about it already, but I've yet to give my review.  Holy cow people!  Look at this amazing exhibit I saw in NYC.  I've taken a recent interest in quilting.  It started when I watched How to Make an American Quilt (that Winona Ryder - she gets me every time).  Then Ellie was gifted some very beautiful quilts that I absolutely treasure.  Then I decided I should learn to quilt so I can give treasures to other people.  Then we went to the American Folk Art Museum and fawned over their quilts.  Then there was this special exhibit....it's quite the love affair with quilting right now.

What I loved most about this show:
1. The design of the exhibit - absolutely phenomenal!
2. All these quilts were collected by one woman.  This was 80th birthday wish - to share her collection with New York City.  How sweet is that?
3. This exhibit encouraged viewers to simply have a visual experience.  No need to read long text panels, don't feel obligated to learn the history of every quilt.  Just come SEE it.  I love a low pressure art experience.
Debi with one twin.  It's just unnatural to see her with only one!
Hashi watched the other twin (Ellie's boyfriend, remember?)

There were a couple things I felt uncomfortable about:
1. I started having flashbacks to Alice in Wonderland, when she's being chased by the Queen and all those cards are flying everywhere.  Scariest movie of my childhood.
2. Ellie was having a ball, pushing through people to walk wherever she wanted.  Whenever I looked up at someone to apologize for her rude (but come-on, totally cute) behavior I was met with cold stares from some ladies.  They were not amused.  What gives people?  Apparently quilt enthusiasts are not Ellie's crowd.

Oh well, we still had a good time.  Unforgettable to be sure.


  1. I just have one question, were all the quilts only red? Did I miss something? Regardless, quite the exhibit. My mom would have loved it. She's a quilter.

  2. Hey, you did it justice. I love what you said about a low-pressure art experience. So true! That was definitely a highlight for me as well. That plus having "just one" twin at a time. :)

  3. WOW. I'm blown away! Really wish I would have gone... you captured it beautifully.

  4. I am such a nerd-o loser for not going to this!