Urban Inspirations Quilt Show — 2011
Urban Inspirations Quilt Show
March 26 – 27, 2011
Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.)
2011 Raffle Quilt — Subway Series
Posted: Nov 20, 2010 – The ticket sale is on! — and extra tickets are available. Members can pick up extra ticket books at guild meetings, or can request them from Kitty Squire (email@example.com). Chances on our wonderfulSubway Series raffle quilt make terrific holiday gifts.
Raffle Quilt Information
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 – Our 2011 Raffle Quilt was unveiled at the June 12, 2010 guild meeting. It is titled Subway Series and celebrates many of the beautiful and unique subway stations in the City of New York. The 91" x 111" quilt was designed by guild member Mary Cargill and the blocks were appliquéd by many guild members.
The Subway Series quilt was inspired by the antique tiles in New York City's subways. The individual blocks are from some of the oldest subway stations in New York and are iconic of our rich history. The beaver at Astor Place for John Jacob Astor who made his fortune in the beaver trade, Wall Street's actual wall, Fulton Street's Steamboat, Grand Central's locomotive, Brooklyn Bridge's eagle, Union Square's crossroads, Brooklyn's Borough Hall and Manhattan's City Hall represent the symbols of the vital city that New York has been throughout its history. The quilt is based on traditional Baltimore Album quilts. In this tradition, the names of each of the subway stations as well as the quilter are on each of the blocks.
We invite you to take a close look at the quilt and the individual blocks, by clicking on the image (left).
Click on the picture to see a larger view.
For raffle tickets, please contact any guild member, or complete the Raffle Ticket Order form and mail it in (with your payment) to the address on the form:
For more information about the history of the New York City Subway system and the artwork that can be seen throughout the system, please visit www.nycsubway.org
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