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Saturday, 22 March 2014

GCT Centennial Quilts - The Opening Reception


Grand Central
The city orbits around eight million centers of the universe
and turns around the golden clock at the still point of this place.
Lift up your eyes from the moving hive and you will see time circling
under a vault of stars and know just when and where you are.
Billy Collins, b. 1941

Last Tuesday I was invited to attend the Opening Reception for the Grand Central Centennial Quilts and in my last post about the winners I promised you pics

and here they are ...


that's the only photo of me on here - this selfie taken in the taxi on our way from where I work at The City Quilter, my LQS, in Manhattan up to Grand Central Terminal and with me are my wonderful girls I work with, Janell and Amy (I'm the one at the front of the pic in the orange shirt).

dropped off outside the terminal
I didn't take pics of all the quilts - to be honest, it was busy and there were people to meet and old friends to chat with so I just took pics wherever I found myself standing.  I did manage to meet a handful of the quilters present if I was lucky enough to catch them standing by their quilts.

Entering the exhibition - I'll let the quilts do the talking ...



















Here's a handful of shots I took more of the exhibition rather than the quilts themselves.


Back to the quilts ...







And there's a selection of GCT/quilting related goodies for sale at the exhibition.  I recognise those fq bundles and the Grand Central Constellations Illuminated wall hanging kit!


Delighted to spot my Quilt Guild buddy, Jessica's book on sale, I recently bought Jess' book Quilting On The Go for my dil, Ana, and now she's hexie crazy too!



And of course there were goodies to take away on the night:

the latest copy of American Patchwork & Quilting

and a great brochure featuring all 30 quilts.



And now some pics of us City Quilter staffers, if you've ever been to the store you might recognise some of us!

 Tahli, Janell, and Mallory

 Lisa, our NYC Metro Mod Guild president, and CQ staffer Karen

 Amy, Reyna, Mallory, Lisa and Karen

And off home after a very long day, here's Dale and Cathy, The City Quilter owners (in the background to the left you can just see Nancy and Charles too).

It was a great event and us girls had a fun time followed by pizza and drinks at Two Boots on the Dining Concourse at GCT.  If you're passing through GCT I really recommend that you drop in and see the exhibition - it's displayed in The New York Transit Museum at GCT until 6 July 2014 - Mon to Fri, 8 am to 8 pm/Sat & Sun, 10 am to 6pm.



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20 comments:

  1. Wow all those quilts are something else! So pretty! I loved Grand Central Station when I went to NYC, although probably not as much as I loved the Natural History Museum.

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    1. GCT is beautiful, I think one of my favourite buildings is the Flatiron, I love walking The High Line and the museum I return to most is the American Folk Art Museum, I just love NY and living here! :D

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  2. Oh wow it looks stunning! Those quilts are just incredible!! And I see it's on till July, so I must make time to go and visit for myself!!

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    1. Absolutely - you've got to see them :D

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  3. Beautiful! The quilts are amazing! I wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing so.many pics!!!

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    1. Wish you'd been there too - we were all so thrilled to see your book on sale! See you at the next Guild meeting :D

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  4. This exhibition looks amaaaazing! You are so lucky living in NYC to get to see these things. Looks like you had a fabulous time x

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    1. We did Gertie and never mind the quilts there was lots of champagne served by handsome young men - it was a very enjoyable evening ;D

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  5. Wow. Just wow. Thanks for sharing the pics. I'm working on plans to come down for the day in the spring to see them in person.

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    1. I know you are and as you know I'm hoping you make it so we can finally meet! :D

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  6. Amazing quilts! Looks like a fun time too.

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  7. Oh, wow! Amazing exhibit! Do you know until when it's on? I'd love to go to see it!

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    1. Ends 6 July so you've loads of time Kati and no excuse given that you come into the city via GCT!!! :D

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  8. Love the pictures! What a great exhibition!

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  9. Great show - thanks for posting the pictures of the quilts. I have seen them in magazines, but your photos are much better! I will have to make the trip across the river to check out this show... it looks fantastic. Thanks!

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    1. Totally agree Debra - not to big up my own pics but it's disappointing how flat they look in the magazine. Do come over to see them and pop into The City Quilter
      and say "hi" too :D

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  10. Beautiful quilts at the show and I'm sure you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  11. Wow! Those are such an incredible display of time and talent. Nice to see all your friends and coworkers.... And YOU! Looks like it was a fun time!

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    1. The problem with taking the pics Lorna is that you don't get to be in them, thank goodness for the obligatory "selfie" these days!!! We really did have a fun night :D

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  12. thanks for the tour of the show, Chrissie!

    Thanks so much for showing this off at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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