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American Folk Art Museum: Year of the Quilt

The American Folk Art Museum has named 2011 the Year of the Quilt. Learn more about three quilts from its collection. 

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Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red-and-White Quilts Exhibit

What: 650 red-and-white quilts spanning 300 years from a private collection.

Why: This record-breaking display will be the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in New York City. No two quilts are alike!

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Photo: Vortex quilt. Artist unidentified. United States; 1890-1910. Pieced and appliquéd cotton, 80x82”. Collection of Joanna S. Rose. Photograph by Gavin Ashworth. Courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum