An Impressive and Comprehensive Collection of Glorious Quilts Celebrate the "Year of the Quilt"

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NEW YORK, NY.- The artistry of America’s quilt heritage will be highlighted in the “Year of the Quilt”— an unprecedented twelve-month-long series of exhibitions, special events, and educational programming focusing on the creative contributions of three centuries of talented women. The exhibition QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum is presented in two parts. The first installment is on view from October 5, 2010 to April 24, 2011, and the second from May 10 to October 16, 2011. QUILTS features dazzling textiles from the museum’s impressive and comprehensive collection. Characterized by a mastery of design, extraordinary color combinations, and innovative use of fabrics, these quilts reflect a spirit and energy that make them uniquely American. The