Saturday, April 2, 2011
Red and White Extravaganza
This photo displayed at the Folk Art Museum says it all, Year of the Quilt.
Bumble Beans, Linda and her beautiful daughter R, from Quilts in the Barn, Randi(no_blog) from Norway and Lori from Humble Quilts, Oregon. I felt like we could all sit in this circle and be comfortable right away. When you quilt, you have friends, it's such a great feeling!
Everyone was so wonderful and sweet and kind, I was so blessed to meet these fellow quilters from across the world.
Overwhelming, breathtaking, jaw dropping. Ok, there are so many words to describe the exhibition, but I'll let the photos tell you about it.
Aside from seeing 651 quilts, all red and white, (there was one surprise), all in one location, the most amazing thing for me was the quilting. I did not see one quilt that was machine quilted.
There may have been some, but the hand quilting on so many pieces, one after another, was fabulous.
I unplugged for the whole time, I took my cell phone and only had it on to call for directions/locations and the rest of the time I was tech free. It was fabulous. However, I now want an IPad, they have an app, it's for the Red & White show. I'll have to entice my co-worker to download it so I can revisit the quilts one more time. It's going to be close to 2 years before the book is published. There were no posters, :( but I did get a few souvenirs.
I see a lot of red and white quilts in the future!