Saturday, September 28, 2013

Still Collecting New York Beauty Quilts

It's raining in Portland, Oregon, and I'm happy. Found this quilt on Etsy. Had to have it. Price was reasonable, maybe a little too reasonable for such complicated piecing- but I'm not arguing. It is 60" x 70" and is coming from Mesa, Arizona.

the next exhibition in Nantes, France
Most of the New York Beauties in my collection are now on display at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. After the exhibition, the quilts will get some rest for at least the next year, and the next exhibition will be in Nantes, France.

Now on display at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

I always try to look at the balance of this collection with a critical eye, and one thing I'd like to see is much more depth in the "new" quilts group. There were four of them on display in San Jose, but if you compare the number of new quilts being made with the old ones that have been discovered, there are far more new examples than old. That's why I'm excited about the quilt I found on Etsy. After all these years, I'm still collecting New York Beauty Quilts.


  1. Wonderful news ! My friend and I decided last year that we would be back in 2014 in Nantes because we liked the show so much ! I am thrilled to hear we shall see your quilts :)

    1. I think I may be there in 2015, so you'll have to go for the three peat! :)

  2. Do you have any Karen Stone beauties? do you have any desire to have any Stone beauties? I would like to take a class with her but seem to hear of them after they are over.