Joanna S. Rose is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and an honorary fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. She served on the boards of the literary journal Partisan Review and the groundbreaking children’s theater group, the Paper Bag Players. She began buying quilts in the 1950s.
She enjoyed the hunt for quilt treasures, and searched for bargains at flea markets and antique stores. Rose started buying orange quilts—colloquially known as "cheddar quilts"—as décor for Thanksgiving, her favorite holiday. Rose’s main interest was the expressive potential of color, which “can evoke emotion without representing anything.” To Rose, "bright orange has a warmth that transcends the literal warmth of a quilt."
Rose continued to buy quilts, selecting whatever caught her eye. She did not know how many she owned until planning Red & White Quilts: Infinite Variety, a 2011 exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. It turned out that she owned more than 650 red and white quilts alone. Today Rose’s collection contains more than 1,500 quilts.
With that being said, you can enjoy this eye-catching collection at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum!
Even though Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Thursday, November 1, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
1523 North 33rd Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68503