The collection houses the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. also their holdings are not limited to just American quilts as there are over 3500 quilts that range from from the early 1700s to the present and more than 25 countries are represented.
The online data base is easy to use and if type in a key word of crazy quilt there are enough returns to keep you browsing over your lunch hour.
The Metmuseum has produced a series of YouTube videos in a series of lectures under the title of “Sunday at the Met”
Cochineal produces a red crimson dye. Elena Phipp, Textile historian takes us through its history via the textile collection at the Metropolitan Museum.
The story starting off with the history of red as a colour and following the history of dyes stuff around the globe you can easily listen and stitch to Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Colour (that is what I did ) so settle back and hear a very interesting well researched lecture on the history of this dyestuff.
Pintangle aims to help enable you to express yourself in fabric and thread. I focus on hand embroidery and crazy quilting with a modern twist offering tutorials, free patterns, stitches, techniques and tips that gives you creative control over your projects and of course there is eye candy galore.
At the moment I am currently working on a book on Crazy quilting.