Grand Central Centennial Quilt Exhibition

organized by
The City Quilter & American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine
in association with the NY Transit Museum &
the Metropolitan Transportation Authority


This quilt-making challenge celebrated one of the most beautiful and important buildings in the world on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary year in 2013.

Naturally, The City Quilter felt this called for fabrics to help celebrate.  Consequently, we developed two designs, "Grand Central" and a complement, "GCT Constellations" to commemorate this anniversary, and recruited American Patchwork & Quilting magazine to co-organize a national quilt-making “challenge,” a competition to make commemorative quilts that use these Grand Central fabrics and that exemplified what Grand Central meant to them.

The quilts were judged by American Patchwork & Quilting and The City Quilter.

There were 3 winners, 9 honorable mentions, and 18 finalists, representing 15 states. These 30 quilts were exhibited for 4 months at the New York Transit Museum's 1,000 square foot Gallery in Grand Central Terminal. The Transit Museum recorded 97,000 visitors, making this the second-most visited quilt show in the U.S.


In this photo gallery, you can see here how the 30 quilts exemplify the artistic diversity of quilt art, and also learn what the quilters had to say about their works. These pictures were taken during the opening event at Grand Central, which was attended by 20 of the 30 quilters, representing 11 states.

And this links to Grand Central’s history and here is an article in the Wall Street Journal about the GCT Centennial project.

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