Last Days: Quilting Bee

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Today and tomorrow are the last days of arguably the most uniquely exciting exhibition in New York – and its all about red and white quilts hanging from the rafters, appropriately titled “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. “

The American Folk Art Museum has dramatically transformed the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all of which are on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It is the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. As an extraordinary gift to the public, entry to this unprecedented event is free.

Now, that’s one heck of a deal: If there’s any way to get there, it just may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The installation is a quilted fantasy land. Beautiful!

643 Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th Streets), New York City. Tuesday, March 29, 11 am–7 pm / Wednesday, March 30, 11 am–5 pm.

(Photo above and top two below by Louise Fili. Rest of photos below from The American Folk Art Museum.)