Happy Valentines Day! Dallas Architect, Laura Davis, AIA couldn’t pass up sharing this architectural display of historic red and white quilts.
In Dallas we’re dealing with record snow days, school closings, ice storms, and sleet-covered streets. What better way to combat the cold than to talk about quilts? In my sophomore year of college, I was introduced to my future obsession of quilting. My mother and two aunts took me to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.
Most folks will probably never know of this Disneyland made of fabric. The colors, textures, patterns, and artistry was overwhelming and I was hooked.
There’s just something irresistible about the crisp contrast of the red and white fabrics that has made this type of quilting so timeless. What’s even better is experiencing these quilts in a display that is intriguing in itself.
You’ll find this eye-catching image of the quilt installation in the article, “Crazy Quilt Installation by Thinc Design” posted by Jenna McKnight on the Architectural Record website.
McKnight writes, “If you’re in Manhattan on March 25-30, you might want to swing by the Park Avenue Armory, where towering spirals made of red and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling of the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall. The installation, “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts,” was conceived by Thinc Design, a New York-based firm that specializes in exhibition design. The free show is being presented by the American Museum of Folk Art. In total, 650 quilts will be on display. To read the rest of the article visit Architectural Record.
Dallas Architect, Laura Davis, AIA is Vice President and Director of Marketing at HPD Architecture. She and her partners offer custom design services for residential, commercial, and institutional projects in the North Texas, Dallas area. For more information please call 214.751.2300 .