Thursday, March 31, 2011

Superstars! American Folk Art Museum

While in NYC I took the opportunity to see the other quilts from the Folk Art Museum. This exhibit was called Superstars and was at the Lincoln Branch.


My favorite. It was only one block. I wonder if the quiltmaker made one and said "That's enough!" LOL
The Prussian blues were so bright and vivid.
This broderie perse is in the center of the quilt above. Amazing tiny stitches!
I loved everything about this quilt.
                 What made my trip extra special was my daughter went with me. I only have goofy photos of just the two of us together. My DD, Rene,  is on the left, our friend Susan in the center and me on the right. Rene was a great NYC guide and was always up to do something fun or eat somewhere adventurous! And even meet up with 20 other quilters! She was a good sport!

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  1. Amazing quilts, every one. That first block is mesmerizing. Love the bold, carefree look of it.
    I appreciate the closeup photos of the quilts.

    Big smiles all around. Obviously some quilters having just way too much fun!

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  2. What a trip that must have been. I sure wish I could have made it.

    The quilts you showed us today are gorgeous! I love that applique block but do think you're right. The quilter probably had enough of it:)

    Thank you for sharing these:)

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  3. Lori, what day were you at the Red and White exhibit? I was there on Monday and just loved it. It was truly a wonderful event.

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  4. How nice that you and your daughter were able to do the trip together!!

    The quilts are beautiful!

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  5. Love how the quilted fans change direction on the seven stars quilt. What beauties! Do you think you'll make that one block applique?
    What fun that your daughter went with you! She has your beautiful smile!

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  6. Such beautiful quilts, love seeing the close ups too.

    Debbie

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  7. Great pics, Lori! I was at the Superstars and Masterworks shows, as well. Both had amazing quilts, but I'm afraid a lot of my pics had the glare from the glass enclosures. Thanks so much for posting these; I'm going to see if any of mine came out.

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  8. I am so glad you had a great time!! Looks like such fun...love the Red quilts exhibit, and that block! Whewww, I would only make one too, LOL!!

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  9. I love those blue stars on white too! So beautiful!

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  10. What gorgeous superstars!! That first block is quite amazing. I've always liked 7 sisters quilts - I want to make one... one day :0)
    Your daughter is gorgeous! How fun you could share this trip with her.

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  11. Thanks for sharing so beautiful pictures ! XOXO

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  12. what a great picture!
    Spending this weekend with your DD must have been so special. She was a good sport letting Mom visit all these quilting exhibits....
    I haven't been in to see the stars yet I better get going and make it in the city again before they are gone
    Just beautiful, love that first block too!
    I love star quilts so to me they are all wonderful
    thanks for sharing.
    Kathie

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  13. Great photos of beautiful quilts. They have been somewhat overshadowed this week by the Red and White Exhibition. My favourite is the first too. But all the others are quite special.

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  14. Thankyou for sharing some of your lovely photos, I have loved seeing the red & white quilts, maybe some day they will have a blue & white quilt exhibit!!!

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  15. That applique block looks like a nightmare to piece, no wonder there was only one, lol. The other quilts are gorgeous, I love that Prussian blue colour. It must have been wonderful to catch up with friends and loved ones.

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  16. I love that LeMoyne star quilt, but for some reason I didn't take a picture of it. So glad you did. What a great experience to see them in person.

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  17. Wow! Thanks for sharing the pictures - I agree with you on the first one - making one was probably more than enough! But it sure is beautiful.

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  18. I love the blue and white "Seven Sisters". If I were to hand-stitch a quilt today, I'd like to make one of those for certain!

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  19. The blue and white Seven Sisters quilt is my fav! How special to share this event with your lovely daughter!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your photos with those of us who didn't get to go see those amazing quilts. What an experience!

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  21. I can't imagine making all those stars! What an amazing display of quilts. It great that your daughter went also. Is she interested in making quilts?

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  22. Well this trip just gets better and better, classic quilts, good friends, good food, and sharing it all with your daughter...priceless.

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  23. You must be on sensory overload! Not only actually seeing the once in a lifetime Red & Whites but then to visit these works of art too! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  24. Thanks for sharing some wonderful pictures of the exhibits. Antique quilts are great inspiration. Love the seven sisters quilt. Blue and white, another perfect combo. Classic.

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  25. Wow. Wonderful quilts. Thanks for sharing with us! I enjoyed the picture of you with your daughter and friend as much as I did the quilt shots. You all look great!

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  26. Oh WOW...that one block is sooo spectacular who needs another one??
    HA!
    What a wonderful treat for you to see all those FAB quilts up close and in person!!

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  27. Thanks for including the Superstars quilts. I haven't had a chance to see them yet.

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  28. You find the best stuff! That first blocks is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love, love, love the one block quilt you show. I can well understand it being one block only as it looks like a lot of precise work. Will you be making one?

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  30. What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing all of your lovely photos!

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  31. I haven't see the star exhibit, it looks good. I loved the one block quilt too - funk and fun.
    Your daughter Rene is adorable and sweet,you must be a proud mama

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