|via Martha Stewart|
There are over 650 quilts, unbelievably with no repeats, exhibited in an ingenious way by a company called Thinc Design. The way in which they've displayed the hanging spirals of quilts manages to rid them of the stuffy, Grandma-ish air I usually associate with them, and makes them feel strikingly fresh and modern, even though some date from the 1800s. The vibrant red cloth is made from something called Turkey red dye, which was prized for its colorfastness, and the unique designs really stand out in the red and white color scheme.
Some of the quilts are totally op-art and some are totally folksy. They've completely changed my mind about quilts. I can't get over the creativity and labor that the women who made them put in. I am incredibly jealous of those in NYC who get to check out such an inspiring collection firsthand. The rest of us will have to click over to Martha's blog for a better look.