I’m sorry I missed Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. I was on the wrong coast for the six days that the exhibition was displayed. Actually I was on an island off the wrong coast, so this was really not in my neighborhood.
Joanna Rose ‘accumulates’ quilts (her word, not mine). Red and white ones. As an 80th birthday gift, She and her husband, Daniel Rose, put up Mrs. Roses’s collection of red and white quilts at the Park Avenue Armory. She thought she had about 70, and she’d never seen them all together at once. They discovered that she had 651.
It is a dazzling collection. There are some incredible pictures of them up on the webs now. If you like red and white, or you like collections, or you like quilts, or art….Check out the American Folk Art Museum’s Flickr group.
And read more about it here: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/finally-mrs-rose-and-the-public-can-see-all-her-rugs/