The winners of the Grand Central Terminal Quilt Contest have been announced by New York City’s fabulous quilt shop: The City Quilter. This contest was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station, an amazing place with a beautiful entrance hall. After the glorious Penn Station in New York was sacrificed/torn down, a group of concerned citizens in the 1960s banded together to save Grand Central Station from an equally horrific end, and succeeded. It’s one of my favorite places in New York City, and I always stop there when I visit, as well as to pick up something good to eat from Zabar’s in one of the market places there.
Time Flies, But We Take the Train by Amy Krasnansky
This was the Grand Prize Winner, incorporating elements of the physical building, plus some commemorative fabric from City Quilter. They have created a Flickr page *here* where you can see more of the quilts.
Chasms 16: Under the Stars by Beth Carney
Here’s another favorite, with the tracks and trains snaking through the complete image. We recently watched the PBS documentary on the tearing down of Penn Station, which also included the history of how they built the train tunnels under the water to connect the mainland with New York City and Long Island. What a beautiful place Penn Station was, and how lucky we are to have Grand Central Station!
Jewel of New York by Cheryl Kosarek