Quilts to Go

A breathtaking public exhibition that fits in your pocket? There's an app for that

Photo: Gavin Ashworth

When Joanna S. Rose, a lifelong collector of American red-and-white quilts, turned 80 recently, she had no idea her husband Daniel was planning a show of her collection with the . She also had no idea that her quilts would inspire an iPhone and iPad app offering a visual and audio tour of 650 of her quilts with commentary by museum curators and Rose herself. But on March 25, the largest quilt display in New York City history—also known as Rose's birthday gift—kicked off at the , with towers and spirals of unique red-and-white quilts suspended in the air. The exhibit, ended last week but the celebration lives on.

Attendees who snapped photos can enter the —they're looking for original and striking images from the show—through April 11 for a chance to win a yearlong membership to the American Folk Art Museum, as well as their signature tote bag. And, of course, there's that fantastic app: for free.

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