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Friday, April 1, 2011

Six In The City

LOVED this one
All I can say is if you missed this exhibit of red and white quilts, I have nothing but sympathy for you! It was a once in a lifetime experience and none of the pictures can capture the depth and beauty of all those quilts gathered in one place. Just the amount of time and creativity put into the quilts alone was awesome. I can't swear but I think all 651 were hand quilted.

My companions for the day...Cheryl, Terry, Jane, Sujata, Christine (we almost lost her in the exhibit, she blended in) and Nancy.





Even a basic quilt was spectacular!


This was a crib quilt. The blocks were about 4" big.

Here is some reversed applique with embroidery.

Loved this border....

This one almost looks contemporary to me.....

Of course there was some shopping.....we went to The City Quilter, which has expanded since I was there last.

I was very restrained if I do say so myself....

 My brother in law David met us for dinner at a restaurant called Eataly. We had 3 different kinds of pizza that was excellent!
We were all tired at the end of the day, but happy we made the trek. We were still talking about the quilts on the ride home.....


This is what we woke up to this morning. Will spring ever come?

Kelly

16 comments:

  1. I am so envious of your trip. Would love to be able to see all those quilts especially with such a nice group of friends.

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  2. Looks like you all had a great time. I know the show is wonderful. I'd love to see it.

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  3. What a fun day with friends...and quilts.

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  4. Two color quilts are so striking and red/white is my favorite....thanks for sharing with us! Sorry about that other white stuff....was that real or an April Fools joke?!

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  5. I flew out of NYC Thur, just when it started to rain. Wasn't the show amazing? I'm looking at other bloggers who were there and it almost seems surreal. I think they were all hand quilted too, that was the most impressive part of the show

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  6. Wow, wow, and wow!
    Those red and white quilts are stunning.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  7. Oh..that was so much fun!!!
    I am still feeling the moments!

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  8. A simply breathtaking exhibit. I will do my post tonight.

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  9. Your photos are fantastic and you've shown some quilts I haven't seen on other blogs. This is one of those events that will make history, you're so lucky. How lovely to meet up with friends and share the experience.

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  10. how can you complain about the snow on april fool's day when you get a picture like THAT!

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  11. Thanks for posting your photos because I don't remember seeing the quilt that you said looks contemporary. It's really unique but there were soooo many quilts, I guess I just missed it. It was a great day and I'm sure I'll never forget it.

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  12. Wow, looks like you had an amazing day.

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  13. Love the post title!!! You had photos that I haven't seen, the simple squares quilt is so striking and the mini sail boat quilt is gorgeous!! The day wouldve been all the more special shared with friends. That last shot with snow is like a picture post card!

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  14. Thanks for the great photos of the exhibit! I was scheduled to go on Wednesday but had to cancel because of my Dad's health. I wish it had been there longer! What an amazing display. But I'm especially jealous that you went to Eataly! I hear the whole place is amazing! I like how Christine dressed for the theme!

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  15. What a great trip. Thanks for sharing for those of us who could see them. Sounds as if you had a great time, with friends, fabrics and food. My favorite 3 Fs!

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