In honor of Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial, New York quilting and fabric store, The City Quilter has designed two commemorative 100 percent cotton prints, “Grand Central” and “GCT Constellations,” both in beige and aqua colorways.
As the shop’s co-owner Cathy Izzo commented, “As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s fabric licensee, and as long time city residents, we felt that the most beautiful building in New York deserved to be celebrated in fabric.” These mark the eighth and nineth original, New York–themed fabrics created and exclusively sold by The City Quilter. “Grand Central” captures the history and iconography of this world-famous structure in a large-scale print. “GCT Constellations” is inspired by the amazing Grand Central ceiling.
Meredith’s Corporation’s American Patchwork & Quilting magazine has joined with The City Quilter to sponsor a national quilt-making “challenge,” a competition to make commemorative quilts that make use of these Grand Central fabrics. There will be a grand prize of $2,000 as well as other prizes. The winning quilts and finalists will be displayed in the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in GCT, beginning in March, 2014.
Initial submissions via photograph and application must be mailed in by Aug. 21, and final winners will be announced by Nov. 7.