Sunday, April 10, 2011

Embroidered American Red Cross Quilt



This American Red Cross quilt was the only Redwork quilt in the exhibit. Some of the blocks feature names of songs, cities in New York state, names of notable New Yorkers (Washington Irving), and popular mid-20th century images of children, animals, and flowers. This quilt was tied with red embroidery thread. It was displayed spread out on a low table.

Yup, more red and whites tomorrow.

16 comments:

Mandy said...

What a stunning piece of history. Thanks for sharing. x

sebbie said...

Thank you so much for showing all these pictures. I can't tell you how much I wanted to go to this exhibition. I'm in the uk so there were too many hurdles to jump to get there :)

Samelia's Mum said...

Glorious quilt. Love, love, love redwork.

Tezzcan said...

I've been doing a redwork swap for several months and eventually to make a redwork quilt, I just hope it's half as good as this one.

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for posting these. I wasn't able to get to the exhibit so I can now visit the quilts vicariously.

Stephanie said...

That is one of those quilts you want to take your time reading and admiring. Really fantastic.

Selvage Quilter said...

Last night I found some photos of another redwork quilt at the exhibit that I missed. See Stephanie's blog:
www.makeitawonderfullife.blogspot.com. She has lots of great photos of the exhibit.

Kathleen C. said...

Karen, I also want to say Thank You for sharing your photos and information with us. It's hard to believe that I didn't get to the show, from CT, but now I'm enjoying the quilts from many generous bloggers.

Christine said...

It was an amazing exhibit. I could look at these pictures all day. I wish the show was longer than the week. I would have gone to see it again. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

Keep them coming, love seeing them, I was unable to attend, oh how I wish I could have been there...if only I'd known sooner I could have arranged it. Stunning, spectacular, absolutely love these quilts.

Helen said...

Thanks so much for posting these. I did go to the exhibition and looked at every quilt, but somehow my brain could not hold them all. I am enjoying your rerun very much....and cannot wait for the book to come out!

sallgood said...

And I don't remember seeing this one!! There was just so much to take in! I'm really looking forward to the book, but nothing will compare to the experience of all those quilts in that wonderful space!

Ruby said...

Those who were able to see the show are truly blessed. Thank you for posting photos and links to more photos. I do not tire of seeing them.

Linda C said...

l can remember seeing about 4 different red work quilts. There was an amazing one with labels from Flour bags. l admit to not getting a close look at the Red cross quilt. Thanks for the photos of this one.

Nedra said...

I am loving these pictures of the red and white quilts. Because I live out West, and cannot visit personally, your upclose shots are the next best thing. Thank you!

Nicky said...

Thanks for the show! The nearest I can get to seeing these quilts :(!