Happy Tuesday, Q-bies! File this under extremely cool in the q-niverse: Quilts and Grand Central! Could there be anything cooler than quilts in an amazing historic building? If you’re in the New York area, it’s time to get to Grand Central Terminal and see the Grand Central Centennial Quilts Exhibition organized by The City Quilter and American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine in association with the NY Transit Museum and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
As soon as our New York City staff has a chance, we will be posting more pictures and an in-person report from the exhibit, but until then, here’s all the pertinent info:
The Grand Central Centennial Quilt Exhibition features 30 quilts that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Terminal, one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. The exhibit is on display in the NY Transit Museum’s Gallery, located in the Terminal.
The Wall Street Journal published a wonderful feature article about the GCT quilt show, which is an initiative of well-known quilting mecca, er shop, The City Quilter. The shop, known for creating original fabric prints celebrating iconic New York City sights and architecture, created fabrics especially for this exhibit.
Prizes have been awarded to stand-outs in the exhibition, and we’re delighted to share images of the top three winners with you. Our congratulations to these winning quilters, as well as the nine quilters who rated honorable mentions. (Psst! You can see a full gallery of the quilts on the exhibit’s website.
Grand prize winner: Time Flies, But We Take The Train by Amy Krasnansky, Baltimore, MD.
First prize winner: Grand Central Terminal Mandala by Ligaya Siachongco, Woodside, NY.
Second prize winner: Chasms 16: Under The Stars by Beth Carney, Yonkers, NY.
The Grand Central exhibit will be up through July 6, 2014, and open to viewing seven days a week. A majority of the quilts are also for sale. For more information specifically on quilt purchases, contact Dale Riehl at The ArtQuilt Gallery·NYC, a subsidiary company of The City Quilter. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.grandcentralquilts.com.