This celebrated publication, first published in 2015, offers a detailed look into the history of red and white American quilts and the American Folk Art Museum’s immersive and wildly popular exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory, which featured the entire collection of Joanna S. Rose (1930-2021). Now with a new forward from Dr. Carolyn Ducey, the Ardis B. James Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Museum, the book offers a deep dive into the Rose collection, providing scholarship on different patterns, designs, and techniques used to make these dazzling works of art. The reprint of Infinite Variety also includes original essays by Mrs. Rose, Elizabeth V. Warren, Anne-Imedla Radice, and Martha Stewart.
Featuring over 650 quilts from the past three centuries, this book is filled with gorgeous and imaginative designs of feathered stars, diamonds, animals, oak leaves, baskets, lettering, and snowflakes, as well as fascinating examples of careful embroidery and applique. With inspiring handiwork, designs, and visual histories, this book exemplifies the sheer magnitude and poetry of Red and White quilts and is a staple compendium of this beloved art form
The Museum extends its sincere appreciation to Fleur S. Bresler for her generous support of the 2023 reprint of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety.