Red and White

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, details.

Books will be available in stores mid November, but if you are attending Quilt Festival, Primitive Gatherings will have some for sale.


  1. Mary says:

    I was fortunate to be living in NYC at the time of the Infinite Variety show and was awe struck by the red and white quilts. Loved it and would love to win the book..

  2. Margaret says:

    It was the challenge quilts at the Naples Florida quilt show a couple years ago that drew me in. As I recall, the challenge was to create a small wall hanging based on the Edison and Ford winter estates in Ft. Myers. The quilts were striking and I could have studied them for hours. Of course, the entire annual quilt show in Naples is marvelous, but this was a standout exhibit.

  3. Patty Fowl says:

    My favorite quilt show has been the International Quilt Festival held in Houston. I have been three times and each time is more awesome and inspiring than the previous!

  4. Sharon says:

    It was a long way from home, but one year I got to attend the Sisters’ Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR. The weather was perfect that day and we spent the entire day admiring the quilts, exhibits, and the town. It was fantastic!

  5. Mary says:

    I had the opportunity to attend the quilt show in Houston several years ago. I was in quilt heaven. just spectacular. I would love to go again!


  6. Sandra B says:

    I have only been to small local quilt shows, but would love to go to the outdoor Sisters show…. I love red and white quilts! I have been working on a redwork quilt for a while and am happy to say it is in the final stages to becoming a flimsy…. Thanks for previewing this book for us…. I love it!! And the drawing is the day before my birthday, so I have my fingers crossed!! Good luck to everyone who enters!

  7. Mary Durham says:

    My favorite quilt show has been the Outdoors show in Sisters, Oregon. There were so many beautiful quilts, but it was also such a fun atmosphere. Someday I hope to go to the shows in Paducah and Houston.

    • modalissa says:

      Hello Mary,
      Hope you make it to Paducah or Houston one day. I hope to make it to Sisters one day. It is on my bucket list.
      You are one of the winners of a red and white book. Please email or DM your mailing address.


  8. Carolyn says:

    Such gorgeous quilts! My favorite show to ever have been to was the show in Houston, which I attended a few years ago, but I enjoy the bug show in Lancaster, PA as well and it’s much closer to me, only about 2.5 hours. But I’m pretty happy at any show!

  9. Lisa Price says:

    My favorite quilt show was the Houston Quilt Festival in 2016. It was my first time attending and I was blown away!!! I will be going again this year! My favorite quilts are red/white and I just finished a quilt using Sweetwater Project Red. Red just makes me happy!!

  10. Mary says:

    I think my favorite was Quilt Festival in 2013, my one and only time I’ve been there. I’ve been to Paducah, Road, PIQF, and Sisters which were all wonderful but if you gave me a free ticket/trip right now I’d choose Houston.

  11. Sharon says:

    I have been to many guild quilt shows. I go because there is so much to learn just by looking at quilts made by others. But my favorite was the Sisters’ Outsoor Quilt Show many years ago. I had never been to an outdoor quilt show and it was so different from the others. Would love to attend Houston Quilt Festival someday!

  12. Mom C says:

    I’ve been to the quilt shows at the International Quilt Market but I think my favorite was our Utah Ruby Celebration several years ago. I too really love the red quilts. Thanks.

  13. Terri Karasch says:

    My favorite quilt show is my guild’s biannual show in Lawton, MI. I am always blown away by the talent in our 80 member group!

  14. Dianna says:

    Quilt festival of course! Lucky me lives within driving distance to go every year since I began quilting. I might have to look you up while I’m there. Lovely book!

  15. Karen D Martin says:

    Two color quilts are so striking! The book looks wonderful and I have to say that Lisa Bongean’s quilt is over the top awesome!

  16. shannon miller says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in person! Every quilt you showed is magnificent! I would love to attend the “pour amour du fil” quilt show in nantes, france. That is my dream go to quilt show!

  17. Christine Wiseman says:

    My favorite quilt show that I attended was the first International Quilt Show in Chicago. I remember hearing that over 20,000 people were there! I still dream of going to Houston one day and also Sisters Quilt show with my two quilting sisters! Thank you for this opportunity to win.

  18. Jan says:

    I’ve been to the Hershey Quilt Show twice. The 1st time it was a mixture of styles, pieced, appliqué, thread & fabric painting, different sizes, length of time in making, etc. The 2nd time was a little disappointing as it was the same technique over & over again. I’ve also enjoyed a local quilt quild’s show as it has shown different techniques & a variety of skills.
    I enjoy 2 color quilts & hope to make either a red/white or blue/white one.
    Although I saw a striking green/purple batik quilt. Decisions, decisions.

  19. Tonya says:

    I worked the quilt show at Rockome Gardens in Arcola, IL for several years and have been to Paducah. Would love to go to Chicago.

  20. Leslie Fitzgerald says:

    I have only been to the Pacific Int’l Quilt Fest in Santa Clara, CA, but I will one day get to Houston for THE show. I’ve been going to PIQF for over 16 years, an, it never fails, there is always one quilt that makes me tear up a bit. The work that these quilters put into their art is awe-inspiring. Even my husband, Mr. “I only like the Amish quilts” enjoys exploring all of the art on display at PIQF while I’m taking classes.

  21. Eleanor Kay Hunzinger says:

    I have always wanted to go to the quilt show in Houston but have never had the opportunity! Love red and white!

  22. Nancy A says:

    Last spring I was able to go to the AQS Quilt Week in Paducah. I was blown away by all the wonderful quilts I saw and hope I will be able to go again sometime.

  23. Mary Crowther says:

    I love Red and White Quilts, I’ve made a few. They go with almost every Season. Valentine’s, 4th of July and Christmas! Red and White Quilts give a room a POP of color.
    Thanks for sharing. It was fun to follow everyone at Quilt Market!

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