To do (for free) in NYC today: massive red and white quilt show, may induce "Amish heart attack"

Boing Boing reader cinemajay says,

My wife and I just returned from NYC where we saw "Infinite Variety," an exhibition of 650 red and white quilts. As the husband of a quilter I'm used to going to craft-related events, but this was absolutely breathtaking in scope and presentation. It was nothing short of magical, and I say that with the seriousness of an Amish heart attack. So if you're in NYC today, (the last day of the exhibit) do yourself a favor and check it out--oh, the event is also totally and completely free.

More about the exhibit in the Financial Times. "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" takes place at Armory on Park. Image: untitled work from the collection of Joanna S. Rose, photo by Gavin Ashworth.


  1. So… what’s an Amish heart attack and how does it differ from a more standard – let’s say – traditional heart attack?

  2. Just followed the “Armory on Park” link and had a glorious moment of WTF: The index page at has a coruscating banner at the top with different works of art flowing across it. It starts with an image by Henry Darger – a collage incorporating his drawings of prepubescent girls plus some collaged mid-20th-century stamps. For just a second, this registered in my brain as a USPS banner ad. “New at your local post office – The Henry Darger commemoratives!” A bold an unexpected move in the annals of American stamp collecting. Oh well.

  3. I have it on good authority the guys from OMD hit the show while they were in NYC a couple weeks back.

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