Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Urban Inspirations Quilt Show - Part 1

This weekend the Empire Quilters quilt show "Urban Inspirations" was held at the Fashion Institute in New York City. The poster above features the amazing raffle quilt called "Broadway Jane." This area of NYC is called the Garment District; I thought you'd like to see this sculpture.
The quilt below won the "Viewer's Choice" award. Mindy Wexler-Marks made this "Generation Doily Quilt" using crocheted doilies made by her grandmother, her mother, and her aunt. It really was lovely.

The quilt shown below is "Housetop - Nine Block Variation" by Katie Iscol. She loves the Gees Bend Quilts, and this is her tribute to them.

I think the quilt below was made by Susan Knaster for her mother-in-law's 90th birthday. It really is dazzling in person!

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh my, how I loved going through all your wonderful photos. What a great colage of color, style and inspiration.

Being born and raised in New York State, one would think I'd been to New York City but, no, I haven't. But - that being said, I so enjoy seeing photos and hearing about peoples' lives that reside there.

Karen, you sound so happy living in the area and experiencing so much.

dee said...

Thank you so much for the tour. I live out here on Long Island but somehow never get into Manhattan. This was a real treat to start my day.

stufenzumgericht said...

Thank you for posting photos of theese beautiful quilts!!!
Yours, Martina

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for posting the pictures and the little tour. Love the quilts. What treasures.

Susan said...

It looks like it was an amazing show! Thanks so much for sharing so much of the show.