From March 25 – 30th the American Folk Art Museum hosted an exhibition of 651 Red and White quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. Her husband asked her what she wanted for her 80th birthday. She said she wanted to give New York City a free gift and wanted to see all of her quilts at once. So, this even was born.
It was an amazing event, many who attended compared it to the Cristo Gates in Central Park – it wasn’t just a quilt show. It was an event – a happening. I do not know what the final count of visitors was but at the start of the last day it had been reported that around 15,000 people had been there to see the show.
Here are two ways for you to enjoy the show. The first is a short home-made video that was taken on the last day – it gives you an idea of the scope of the exhibition.
The second is to visit my Flickr page and browse through the pictures I took.