Paula Nadelstern Kaleidoscopic XVII: Caribbean Blues 1997 machine-pierced and hand-quilted cotton and silk, 71 x 66 in. collection of the artist photo by Luke Mulks Diane Pedersen, courtesy C&T Publishing
Paula Nadelstern’s gorgeous and trippy kaleidoscope quilts are that rare thing, a really new category of quilts. Her pieced quilts are as intensely chromatic as stained glass and as intricately patterned as lace. In "Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern," Apr. 21-Sept. 13, 2009, the American Folk Art Museum presents the first major survey of Nadlestern’s sensual artworks.