What is your favorite color? Mine is red so when I was asked to participate in a collaborative project from Martingale Publishing, I jumped at the chance.
In 2011, I was able to attend the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts exhibit in New York City. If you are a quilter, you would understand when I say this was a religious experience. 650 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose were exhibited in Park Avenue’s 55,000 sq. ft. Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Mrs. Rose celebrated her 80th birthday by creating this exhibit and sharing it with all of us.
Walking up the steps to the Armory everyone was a-buzz with excitement, but as soon as the doors opened, there was silence. Everyone’s breath was taken away with the greatness of the exhibit and the venue. Quilter’s from all over the world attended the exhibit along with historians, educators, children, and artists. To read more about this exhibit, visit Park Avenue Armory.
Crowd Pleaser by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Daydreams by Camille Roskelley
Enough With The Curves by Jen Kingwell
Flower Power by Helen Stubbings
Forever Thoughtful by Sue Daley
Happy Accident by Susan Ache
Memory of a Masterpiece by Lisa Bongean
All of the quilts will be on exhibit at the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas, November 2019.
Ruby Jubilee by Karen Styles
Scarlet Song by Kim Diehl
Stars in Flight by Jill Shaulis
Sweet Dreams by ME!! with massive quilting by Teresa Silva
I left there hoping to make 1 red and white quilt a year. I have made 3 since 2011 so that was another reason I wanted to participate in this book. Now I have 4 red and white quilts along with patterns for several more.
Tracking Tradition by Debbie Roberts
#Twisted Cabin by Sarah Huechteman
Walk This Way by Carrie Nelson
How is that for a virtual quilt show?
Does it make you want to make a red and white quilt?
Or Maybe even just drool over the pages?
Well, guess what, I have some advance copies of Red & White Quilts, 14 Quilts with Timeless Appeal from Today’s Top Designers, and I want to give away a few.
Leave a comment telling me your favorite quilt show you have ever been to. If you haven’t been to a show, let me know which one you want to go to.
DISCLAMIER: I will be attending Quilt Market and Festival so I won’t be able to do the drawing and announce the winner until Saturday, November 10th.
Next week there will be an additional chance to win, follow my Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/modalissa/for details.
Books will be available in stores mid November, but if you are attending Quilt Festival, Primitive Gatherings will have some for sale.