Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Infinite Variety

Infinite Variety is a quote from Shakespeare basically saying Cleopatra  can never grow "stale" with "custom" (familiarity); her charms never fade, they only, in their infinite variety, grow more compelling with time.
These quilts definitely have grown more compelling. I couldn't think of a more fitting name for this wonderful exhibit.
I hope you haven't grown weary of seeing the red and white quilts from the armory. I've shown some quilts from the Folk Art Museum but was working my way to the red and white exhibit.
What greeted us at the door was mind boggling.
The simple quilts can be as effective as the more elaborate.
My daughter pointed this one out as a favorite. It's a simple block but logistically the negative-positive would make it very hard to assemble.
This is one of my favorites. I like that the sashing doesn't meet perfectly and it has three borders, only two of them the same.
I had to throw in another photo from NYC. Who is walking who?

28 comments:

  1. Love love all the photos of the quilts. Some are just breath taking. I really enjoyed the last photo, though! :-)

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  2. Weary?? Of seeing such spectacular quilts?? Never. I feel more like I won the jackpot when I log on and find you've posted more pictures! Thanks!!

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  3. How I would have loved to be able to attend the show. I'm so glad for all who took pictures to share so we can have a glimpse. It looks so awesome!!

    I am almost finished with my Cheddar Cheese and Crackers...I know I am way behind. Thanks so much for the sew-along.

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  4. Oh, yes! I agree! I love quilts thwt are "not perfect", and yet, absolutely perfect! Thanks for the show! Gorgeous!
    I love the Cat walk photo... Lol

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  5. Can't tire of these quilts! Great shots! I'm hearing a lot about it, too. At my quilt meeting yesterday someone said there weren't many (or any?) white gloves. A woman viewing the show actually grabbed a quilt to snuggle it! She said there was a collective GASP from other viewers and one woman actually followed her saying "she did it". Someone listening to this story said the snuggler should have been tackled and branded with a "T" for "touching"! That got a good laugh.

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  6. Yes! I thought the title for the show was just perfect!
    The basket positve/negative was one of my top two faves.
    Can't stop thinking about this show, right?!

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  7. I'm so not tired of seeing pictures of red and white quilts! You've shown some that I hadn't seen yet. I love that one with the 3 borders too. What great sashing!

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  8. How can we ever get tired of these pictures?
    It was amazing to see the same quilts from far! Each of them looked completely different and made me wonder if I saw them from up close!
    The positive and negative space was definitely doing the trick.
    I do think that the title was quite appropriate too!

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  9. I am loving all the red and white, truly such infinite variety.

    And the cat - what a hoot!

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  10. I for one do not get tired of seeing those red & white quilts. Different bloggers have focused on different quilts. I don't have an I-pad or I could download and see them all.
    Are you intrigued by one of the quilts so much that you want to attempt your own version of it? I so like the one I saw referenced as the rickrack quilt. Just bands of curved red down the quilt and fantastic quilting.

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  11. I have definitely not grown tired of seeing these magnificant quilts. Each blogger who has featured photos of this exhibition shows different quilts, so it is always exciting to pick the ones I haven't seen before.
    It really has only spurred on my inspiration to make one, thankyou for sharing your day at the exhibit with us! The guy with the cat on his head is very unique, I doubt my cat would appreciate being taking for a walk like that!!!!

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  12. Never tire of quilt photos, but really love the guy walking the cat!

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  13. I just ordered 10 yards more to go with what I got in NYC. I hope I don't tire *vbg* Love seeing everyone's pics. I'm still spinning from it all!

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  14. I love all the photos and quilts. Thank you for sharing these lovely quilts with us. It was almost like being there. Never, never tire your pictures of the red and white quilts!!


    :) Carolyn

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  15. I don't think I could ever get tired of seeing all those quilts. I am so thankful for those of you who were fortunate enough to go and all your pictures that you took. These just take my breath away! What a display and what a gift to quilt lovers!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us!!

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  16. Can never get enough of these images...those of us who could not be there so appreciate your sharing the experience. As incredible as the spiraling display must have been, it is the circle of chairs with the folded quilts that speaks to me more than anything. So symbolic - so beautiful in its simplicity...

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  17. I've really enjoyed seeing pictures of the red and white quilts. They are all so inspiring - thank you for sharing, Lori. I've been thinking about making one. :-)

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  18. I never get tired of looking at these wonderful red and white quilts! Who walks around with a cat on their head? And what kind of cat would just sit there? That is way too funny!

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  19. love the photo of the cat on a head! only in nYC!
    I love the photo of the chairs too, I missed taking that one - doh!

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  20. That must have been just mind boggling to see all those red & white quilts! They are so amazing! I bet there will be a lot of red & white quilts in the works across the country now!

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  21. How lucky you got to see these in person. Such a spectacular show, who doesn't just love a red and white quilt.

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  22. Thanks for sharing more red and white quilts with us. I hadn't seen the shot with the chairs before and I like the simplicity of the circle of chairs with the lovely quilts on them.

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  23. I love your pictures and am having a hard time waiting for their book. How could we get tired of seeing such an awesome exhibit?

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  24. Wow Lori - Your photos of these beautiful quilts are totally awesome! How I wish I could see them in person. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. oh my gosh~!!~who walks around with their cat on top of their head~!?!~ too funny.

    seeing your shots of the show boggles my mind. i can only imagine how much more amplified that feeling would be had i been there in person.
    thank you for sharing this awesomeness with us.
    seeing them all has certainly made me think hard about making my own red and white quilt . . . but must not start another (large) project just yet . . . Must not . . . MUST not . . . MUST NOT~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  26. It was a fabulous time! It was great to meet you and your lovely daughter. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Found u thru Quiltville!! Thanks for the lovely shots you got of the red and white exhibit!!!!! they are breathtaking! i even bought some red (still have not decided which white i will use) for a red and white quilt of my own. Also love Bonnie's (i thinkit was hers) scrappy red and white Ocean Waves!!!!!!! yum!

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