"Fruity Beauty" is a 21st century, digital-age New York Beauty, made with Spoonflower fabrics I designed using original photos of citrus fruits and juicers. It is 35" x 36", beautifully quilted by Jolene Knight of Good Knight Quilts - yes, "girls" are allowed to do the quilting - and is my contribution to the New York Beauty genre. It is inspired by quilts in my collection, but at the same time it is something new.
I have collected antique, vintage and modern-day New York Beauty quilts since 1989, and earlier this year published a book about them: "New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection" (Quiltmania/France). Later this year, I will exhibit quilts from that collection at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, serendipitous because one of the other names for the pattern is Rocky Mountain Road.
"No Girls Allowed!" will be on display from January 29th through April 26th, 2016. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is located at 1213 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado. For more information, visit their website.