That was the effect of The Joanna S. Rose Quilt Exhibit at The Armory this week. My photos don't do justice to this extraordinary display, but I wanted to share some favorite pieces.
To this observer, there's a direct connection between quiltmaking and puzzlemaking. Quilting, like crosswords, is an art based on a rock-solid architecture of math and symmetry. Once the math is satisfied, you're free to make art. Or maybe, the math is the art. Whatever . . . you're the judge.
The display was dazzling and I walked home inspired, humbled and full of new puzzle ideas.
A simple rickrack design at eye level
Stripes, airplanes, triangles, quaker patterns . . .
My favorite quilt: Optical illusion with lush corner details
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