Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red & White Quilt Show

Hi Everyone,

As promised, I wanted to let you all know how wonderful the Red & White Quilt Show in New York City was -- in a word --SPECTACULAR!!! Fran & I took the train up and back, making for a very easy and enjoyable trip to the big city. The cab ride up to the Armory was thrilling - like a car chase scene in a movie. I told my hubby that he couldn't complain about my driving fast around corners any more :o) We got to the Armory all in one piece, so I guess those cabbies know what they're doing but I sure wouldn't want to drive on the streets with them. They don't even slow down for yellow lights and hardly even stop for the red ones. As a pedestrian, you take your life in your hands crossing the streets - wonder how many accidents there are??? Anyway, back to the quilt I said, we arrived safe and sound and this is what we saw when we went into the Armory...

...quilts hanging from floor to ceiling arranged in huge circles, back to back. There were 650 of them - all unique and in great shape. This show was a gift to the city of New York by Joanna Rose on her 80th birthday - actually I think her husband was the one who gave the gift. The show was FREE - can you imagine that!!

Fran's friend, Mettie, joined us for the show and so did my granddaughter, Morgan. We had a great time together enjoying the beautiful quilts. Now that Fran & I have taken the train to NYC, we'll probably do it again since it was so much fun.

Hope you all are having a great week - and keep smiling -


Barb said...

So glad you had a fun time!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What fun!! I bet it was an amazing sight.

Hubby and I went to NYC when "The Gates" were in Central Park - I have to agree with you about the drivers - I wouldn't want to chance driving there either.

Have a great afternoon,

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Judie I have been in New York City 3 times in my life. Once when I was a child and two times as a grown up. The way everybody drives there is reason enough not to want to live there!!!
So happy you had such a wonderful time!!!
Thanks so much for your visit!!!!
xx, Fern

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Glad you had such a good time at the show. It must be spectacular. Wish I could attend once, at least.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes Happy has a great story and the day she showed up I never dreamed she would still be here in 13 years and 4 months and 13 days. Not only is she here, she is in good health!!! I think that is very special!!
Thanks for your visit!!
xx, Fern