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Largest quilt exhibition presented in New York City

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The Park Avenue Armory in New York is now the home to the largest display of quilts ever presented in New York City. The exhibition features 650 red and white quilts from the personal collection of an 80-year old madam, Joanna Rose.


The floor-to-ceiling installation goes as high as 45 feet into the air inside of the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall, which is eight-stories high. Designer of the exhibition, Tom Hennes, explained his concept of finding the most suitable layout for the exhibition.

Tom Hennes, Designer, said, "We wanted the quilts themselves to form the architecture of the exhibit. We didn't feel we needed any exhibit architecture really, the quilts form their own statement about themselves and so with these minimal materials the sort of humble materials of cardboard and cable we wanted to create something grand that really expressed the essence of the creativity and energy of quilts and the people who make them."

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