At the Infinite Variety exhibit, you saw a lot of people that were looking up, just like the man that stepped into my frame just as I was taking this photo. The quilts were arranged in cylinder-like pavillions, hung back to back, 3-5 quilts high, with enough space between them, that you could also see the quilts beyond in other pavillions.
Here is a view, from the inside of one pavillion, looking up.
You could walk around the outside of these large cylinder shapes to see the quilts on the exterior and then go inside to see the interior quilts.
There were no labels, no quilt names, no quilters' names (except as they appeared as part of the design), no artist statements. Only the quilts.
It was interesting to notice the taste of the collector. For example, although these quilts spanned three centuries, there were very few political or patriotic quilts--my non-quilting friend kept looking for a "flag quilt."
I will be blogging about some of my favorites in the next few days. You can see my photos in the flickr photoset Infinite Variety.
If you have an iPad, grab the (free) Infinite Variety app. It has individual photos of all the quilts. There is also an app for the iPhone which hasn't yet been released to the app store.