International Quilt Festival 2019 Video

A 23 minute You Tube video by Clare Rowley of a few of the quilts exhibited at International Quilt Festival 2019 in Houston, Texas, the last day of the show.

Craft in America: Quilts” PBS Premiere December 27, 2019

December 25, 2019

QUILTS                  PBS premiere 12/27/19

Watch a 2 minute preview of Craft in America: QUILTS, premiering on PBS December 27, 2019 (check local listings).

https://youtu.be/uDfDIMUi4Fs

Learn about contemporary quilters from diverse traditions as PBS celebrates the important role quilts play in our country’s story. Featuring quilters Susan Hudson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Michael A. Cummings, Judith Content, as well as the International Quilt Museum and special guest Ken Burns.

 

Michael A. Cummings “Satin Doll”   (photos are Craft in America’s.)

 

Judith Content, Bittersweet, 2015

Judith Content “Bittersweet 2015”

http://www.craftinamerica.org/

” Quilts=Art=Quilts 2019,” Schweinfurth Art Center Auburn, New York, through January 5, 2020  

Kit Vincent – Chaos Redux

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2019
is at  Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, through January 5, 2020

“Quilts = Art = Quilts” is an annual juried quilt exhibition that has been held since the Schweinfurth Art Center’s opening in 1981. Each year the exhibit attracts competitive entries from some of the world’s leading quilt makers and fiber artists.

“Innovations in Textiles” Events in St. Louis, Missouri, through November 2019

August 25, 2019

Innovations in Textiles in St. Louis, Missouri

Forty-five art galleries, organizations, and museums in the St. Louis metro area have come together to participate in “Innovations in Textiles STL 2019“, a huge quadrennial event dedicated to bringing cutting-edge fiber arts to the St. Louis area. This year, they have partnered with Surface Design Association which will hold its “Beyond the Surface” biennial conference in St. Louis in October.

Hollie Regalo – Metastasis (photo via innovationsintextilesstl.org)

“Innovations in Textiles” began in August and will continue through November 2019. The events include receptions, open houses, workshops, lectures, artist and curator gallery talks, studio tours, a bus tour, and other community programs. The exhibitions include “Quilt National ’19” which opens on October 4.

The Missouri Quilt Museum

July 14, 2019

Big Quilt Museum News!

A new quilt museum is opening in Hamilton, Missouri (USA)! The Missouri Quilt Museum  will open in the fall . The new museum will have regular exhibitions of quilts from the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah.
The museum will be “open in phases” as funding is secured through grants, patrons, and corporate sponsors.   The Museum will house one of the largest collections of toy sewing machines, also antique machines and treadles.  The new museum is accepting both monetary donations and items for the collection.

“Symmetry and Surprise: Kaleidoscopic Quilts by Paula Nadelstern,” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, through September 27, 2019

June 16, 2019

Paula Nadelstern – Kaleidoscopic XVIII: Chai

Symmetry and Surprise
is at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, through September 27, 2019

The works of Paula Nadelstern will be celebrated in “Symmetry and Surprise: Kaleidoscopic Quilts by Paula Nadelstern.” This retrospective with fifteen quilts  is sure to delight the eye with its colorful and detailed images.

“Imagine the Possibilities! An Exhibition of Quilts,” Butler University’s Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, through June 9, 2019

“Imagine the Possibilities! An Exhibition of Quilts” at Butler University’s Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana.

The second in the series of three quilt exhibitions at Butler University’s Clowes Hall opened yesterday, April 16, 2019, with an reception free to the public.  For more info, go to butlerartscenter.org You can visit between 9:30am and 4:30 pm weekdays.

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Equilter’s Love your Mother Challenge Quilts

April 17, 2019

Equilter’s Love your Mother Challenge quilts can be seen on:

http://www.quilts.com/quilt-gallery.html

 

How to Care for a Self-Healing Cutting Mat

March 19, 2019

Here is good info on how to care for and clean a self-healing cutting mat on Chris Dodsley’s blog:

http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com/2015/05/How-To-Clean-And-Care-For-Self-Healing-Cutting-Mat.html

“Imagine the Possibilities! An Exhibition of Quilts,” Butler University’s Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 19 through June 9, 2019

The series of three quilt exhibitions at Butler University’s Clowes Hall opens Tuesday, March 19th with an opening reception free to the public at 6PM. The second opens on Tuesday, April 16 at 6PM, and the third is Tuesday, May 14th, at 6PM. Come to the openings and/or to Clowes to view the three exhibits. For more info, go to butlerartscenter.org to Clowes Memorial Hall.

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“Pieced Together: Patchwork Quilts from Russia,” Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana, February 26 – May 11, 2019

February 16, 2019

The Quilters Hall of Fame 2019 exhibit, “Pieced Together: Patchwork Quilts from Russia,” which showcases Russian women’s quilts through The Russian American Foundation, will be on exhibit February 26 through May 11, 2019.

The Quilters Hall of Fame is located in Marion, Indiana. Web site is: www.quiltershalloffame.net.

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Wait, Wait, My Darling… by N.K. Fedotovskaya

Photo is The Quilters Hall of Fame’s.

“World of Beauty: IQA Prize Winners,” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, through March 10, 2019

January 27, 2019

Setsuko Matsushima – Over the Waves

World of Beauty: IQA Prize Winners
is at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, through  March 10, 2019.

Thirty-two quilts took home a prize from three hundred twenty-five  finalists in the USA quilt world’s most prestigious annual competition. The show featured more than twenty categories and $97,250 in cash (non-purchase) prizes, awarded at the 2018 International Quilt Festival Houston.

“Contemporary Quilts: A Fiber Art Retrospective” West Valley Art Museum (in Peoria, Az City Hall) Peoria, Arizona through January 24, 2019

December 22, 2019

Betty Hahn –  Artichoke and Friends

Contemporary Quilts: A Fiber Art Retrospective
is at West Valley Art Museum (in Peoria, Az City Hall) in Peoria, Arizona, through January 24, 2019.
The exhibition contains thirty-six art quilts created by SAQA JAM Betty Hahn between 2005-2018. Nine pieces are art quilts by Sandra Branjord, Frances Murphy, Elizabeth Pfeiffer and Debra Goley, all SAQA members. The exhibition also includes nineteen hand needle-felted paintings by SAQA’s oldest member, Anna Marie Peterson, 102.

“FABRIC-ation!” Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, December 8, 2018 to January 9, 2019

December 9, 2018

Denneen Peterson –  Bird at the Oasis

FABRIC-ation!
is at Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Art Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, from 0December 8, 2018 to January 9, 2019

Antique Quilts Retreat, Shipshewana, Indiana, May 13 – 17, 2019

November 10, 2018

Here is a new retreat opportunity, May 13-17, 2019, in Shipshewana, IN. for you quilt enthusiasts . Email  judybarmann@gmail.com, for more detailed information.

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“Fabulous Fibers 3” John James Audubon Museum, Henderson, Kentucky, October 25, 2018, – February 15, 2019

October 14, 2018

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Rolling Textiles on Tube Tutorial

October 7, 2018

 

Ann Fisina, textile conservator of Minnesota Historical Society, shows us how to roll quilts and other textiles on a tube for storage.

“Stepping Inside the Outside” Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth, Massachusetts, through October 31, 2018

September 8, 2018

                                                       Carol Anne Grotrain –  Sequoias

Stepping Inside the Outside
is at Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth, Massachusetts, through October 2018.

Stepping Inside the Outside is a SAQA regional exhibition from the Massachusetts/Rhode Island region in the United States.

“The Fabric of India,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 19, 2018 to January 6, 2019

September 1, 2018

The Fabric of India will be at Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio,  from October 19, 2018 to January 6, 2019. This  exhibit of Indian textiles from the fifteenth century to present is from Victoria & Albert Museum in United Kingdom.

http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/about/press-room/fabric-of-india/

“Stories of West Africa,” Yachats Commons Building, Yachats, Oregon, August 25-26, 2018

August 22, 2018

Hollis Chatelain

Stories of West Africa
will be at Yachats Commons Building in Yachats, Oregon, August 25-26, 2018.  Hollis Chatelain uses art quilts to portray the rich African culture and the strong sense of community and family unity.

“Seeing Stars A Celebration of Star Quilts, Old & New” through October 28, 2018, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, LaConner, Washington.

August 15, 2018

 

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Feathered Star; Theresa Allen Kurtz Saunders, c.1855

Seeing Stars
A Celebration of Star Quilts, Old & New

through October 28, 2018 at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner, Washington.
This exhibit of twenty Star Quilts features pieces from the permanent collection as well as some contemporary quilts.  The collection pieces range from c. 1885 to the present.

Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volckening’s Passion

August 8, 2018
TheQuiltShow presents Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volkening’s Passion in this video. Warning: the quilts are gorgeous! The piano is the background is by Ricky Tims.

 

“The Fabric of Emancipation” Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York, New York, through October 3, 2018

July 27, 2018

The Fabric of Emancipation
is at Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York, New York, through October 3, 2018.
The Fabric of Emancipation is curated by Harlem Needle Arts in collaboration with the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The exhibit examines the diversity of fiber constructionists and their existence as Africans        in the Americas.

Xenia Cord: Quilter’s Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee

July 20, 2018
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Congratulations  Xenia Cord, on your induction into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame this weekend!

https://quiltershalloffame.net/celebration-2017/

 

“2018 International Quilt Invitational” Brigham City Museum of Art, Brigham City, Utah through August 31, 2018

July 16, 2018

Katrin Schroeder – Market Church

2018 International Quilt Invitational
is at Brigham City Museum of Art in Brigham City, Utah  through August 31, 2018.
Miles and miles of fabric and thread were used by quilters world-wide to create works for the Brigham City Museum’s 2018 International Art Quilt Invitational Exhibition through August 31, 2018. About  sixty-six quilts in various sizes will be displayed. The charm as well as the drama of many different countries are portrayed in the quilts, specifically Norway, Jerusalem, Africa, Egypt, Syria, China, Germany and Japan.

50 Quilts from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries ~The Bill Volckening Collection~

July 7, 2018
50 Quilts from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries
~The Bill Volckening Collection~
 
Bill Volckening has 500 quilts in his possession. This video presented by TheQuiltShow is like a survey of quilt history seen through the highlights of his collection.
 

Innova Long Arm Machine Tutorials

June 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innova long arm instructional videos are here: https://thequiltshow.com/learn/innova-videos/?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018_06_25_Newsletter_12&inf_contact_key=7264cb6464516a65a29957ec78e98dfa68c519f0f122788b76e389fc05e15ed5

These videos are helpful for other brand long arms and some are good for sewing machine quilting.

Sponsored by TheQuiltShow.

“Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” Slide Presentation

June 17, 2018

Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” was on exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City awhile ago, where  quilts were displayed hanging from the ceiling. TheQuiltShow  looks at quilting and embroidery in the quilts in this Smilebox presentation.

 

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Amish Arts 1900 – 1940: from the Pottinger Collection” Goshen College Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery (through September 16) and Harold and Wilma Good Library Gallery (September 23 through November 18, 2018), Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

June 9, 2018

Amish Arts 1900 – 1940: from the Pottinger Collection
Goshen College Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery (June 4 through September 16) and Harold and Wilma Good Library Gallery (September 23 through November 18, 2018.)

 

A collection of local Amish folk art is on display in the Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery to Sepember 16, 2018. The collection will then be remounted in the Harold and Wilma Good Library Gallery from September 23 through November 18, 2018.

 

The exhibit presents a wide range of domestic folk arts gathered from Old Order Amish communities in primarily Elkhart and LaGrange counties in north central Indiana. The exhibit includes items such as quilts, comforters, clothing, dolls, rugs, pincushions and sewing caddies, as well as several rare pieces of paint-decorated furniture - a chest of drawers, blanket chest, one-drawer stand - dating from as early as 1871.

Thanks to a generous gift, these objects were purchased from the collection of David Pottinger of Goshen, of materials collected beginning in 1977. Other Amish collections from Pottinger are held by the Museum of American Folk Art, Indiana State Museum and Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

https://www.goshen.edu/academics/art/hershberger-art-gallery/

“Artful Log Cabin Quilts” by Katie Pasquini Masopust

June 3, 2018

Katie Pasquini Masopust’s log cabin quilts, Artful Log Cabin Quilts, from TheQuiltShow:

“Woven Woods: A Journey through the Forest Floor” Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 2 – November 4, 2018

May 28, 2018

Lorraine Roy –  Ubuntu – Seeds 47″

Woven Woods: A Journey through the Forest Floor
will be at Beaty Biodiversity Museum  in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 2 – November 4, 2018

Woven Woods is a collection of twelve circular quilted wall hangings, each portraying a different aspect of the science of tree root communication. The research for this project was inspired by the work of Dr. Suzanne Simard of UBC. Dr. Simard is a leader in the field of forest biology who generously gave of her time and knowledge.

You can see photos of the exhibit at: Woven Woods: A Journey through the Forest Floor

“Beyond the Valley” Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, May 22 – September 8, 2018

May 20, 2018

Beyond the Valley” will be at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, from May 22 – September 8, 2018.

 

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Photo is the Museum’s.

Beyond the Valley (based on the Valley Botanical) curated by Doreen Johnson and Dawn Ronningen

Quilts for this exhibit have been submitted from members of the online Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Sew Along and reflect the celebration and preservation of an American iconic Folk Art quilt that depicted botanicals of the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia just prior to the Civil War.  In 1858, Esther Blair Matthews created a beautiful Botanical Album quilt that voiced her declaration and devotion to her family and her country.              

Quilts of Sherry Rogers-Harrison

May 13, 2018
Some of these quilts created by Sherry Rogers-Harrison are no bigger than a potholder. Check the intricate detail in this Smilebox presentation.  They look like they are painted.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 


Virtual Tour of Ken Burns’ Quilts

May 5, 2018
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has collected quilts since the early 1970s. In this 360 video from Nebraska Stories, take a virtual tour of his unique collection of quilts at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is from TheQuiltShow.
 
 

“India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James” Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska, May 4 – 25, 2018

April 28, 2018

Michael James – Shakti (the Better Half)

India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James
will be at Modern Arts Midtown in Omaha, Nebraska, May 4 – 25, 2018

India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James is a solo exhibition of work by the department chair of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

“Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts,” Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky, through December 18, 2018

April 22, 2018

Kaleidoscope showcases thirty rarely seen or previously unseen quilts. Made in twenty-eight different patterns, they range in age from the 1820s through the 1970s. While many of these quilts illustrate high levels of artistry, others are less accomplished in their execution. Regardless of the skill level involved, they illustrate many of the quiltmaking  techniques and patterns represented in the collection and are part of the rich cultural tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky that extends back more than 200 years.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is the first public display in Bowling Green of the circa 1880 Kentucky Sun Quilt.  The symbol of the Kentucky Quilt Project’s landmark exhibit and book, Kentucky Quilts: 1800-1900, the acquisition of this remarkable textile was made possible by the generosity of the Board of the Kentucky Quilt Project as well as monetary contributions from the Board of the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, the Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Group, KHQS members, and numerous private citizens.
See more examples from the Kentucky Museum’s quilt collection in KenCat, our online catalog.

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https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/exhibits/exhibits.php

Connect Binding Ends Easily

April 14, 2018

I never get the two meeting ends of the quilt binding sewn together  to lay flat and fit “just right.”  I have tried  different ways to do this.  I just bought the binding tool  that will help me accomplish this very easily.

For the instructions, go to YouTube’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2PajesRvU    

There is also another YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c0RFHCmtKI

With these as a guide and the binding tool, connecting the binding ends is a piece of cake.

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“Modern Inspirations” The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, April 29 – June 15, 2018.

April 7, 2018

Modern Inspirations
will be at The Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio, April 29 – June 15, 2018.

Modern Inspirations – Art quilts from 1970s through today documents the history of the art quilt movement as it relates to the development of this new quilt aesthetic. This exhibition  is of  thirty iconic historic and contemporary quilts by artists from around the world. This  chronological presentation demonstrates the development and continuing power of the art quilt movement.

 

Judith Trager –  Butterfly Maiden

Quilt Index

April 3, 2018

The Quilt Index now has over 90,000 freely-accessible and searchable records of quilts (from public and private collections, including over 250 museums) and hundreds of related stories, photos, publications, and ephemera.

http://www.quiltindex.org/index.php

quilt highlightStar of Bethlehem with floral applique
by Anna David     ca 1920
Michigan State University Museum

Road to California 2017

February 27, 2018

These photos are from the 2017 Road to California Show.  I will post 2018’s when I can locate them.

A Smilebox presentation:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Painting Quilt Squares Brings this 94 year old “Real Joy” from Southern Living

February 11, 2018

“On View: Ken Burns’ American Quilts”

February 4, 2018

You can see photos of seven  of Ken Burns’ quilts in Cowboys & Indians Magazine  in an article by Dana Joseph “On View: Ken Burns’ American Quilts” at: http://www.cowboysindians.com/2018/01/on-view-ken-burns-american-quilts/

 See my post of January 12, 2018 for more info about this exhibit.

Photo is the Study Center & Museum’s.

“Hoosier Quilts: A Patchwork of Periods and Styles” Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, Lafayette, Indiana, January 20 – March 17, 2018

January 19, 2018

Hoosier Quilts: A Patchwork of Periods and Styles exhibition is at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette, Indiana from January 20 through March 17, 2018. See quilts from the 1800’s and 1900’s. These are traditional quilts to fit beds, cribs, and doll beds as well as wall hangings, vests, and a skirt.

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Photo is the Museum’s.

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Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art has the largest collection of Indiana Art  anywhere.

www.haanmuseum.org

“Uncovered: the Ken Burns Collection” The International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 19 – May 13, 2018

January 12, 2018

Uncovered: the Ken Burns Collection
will be at The International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, January 19 through May 13, 2018.

Ken Burns loves antique American quilts. Displayed alongside eloquent, anecdotal thoughts about quilts, collecting, and art and authenticity, Burns’ quilts function as his films do; they spark dialogue and remind people—he hopes—of their shared humanity.

Exhibited are twenty-eight quilts from the collection of about seventy-five quilts that Burns has acquired since the mid-seventies.

 

Photo is the Study Center & Museum’s.

An article in the New York Times, January 16, 2018,  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/arts/design/quilts-ken-burns-international-quilt-study-center-museum.html

“Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts” The Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, through January 21, 2018

December 26, 2017

Hexagon Quilt , possibly made in Kentucky, about 1860–1880. Collection of International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska– Lincoln, 1997.007.0598      Photo is the Museum’s.

Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts
is at  The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio,   through January 21, 2018

For nearly 300 years, quilt makers have created a  range of designs using the versatile mosaic patchwork technique. The 19 quilts in Elegant Geometry highlight mosaic quilts. Mosaic quilters wrapped and sewed cloth around identically sized, geometrically shaped paper pieces. They then stitched the tiny units together into intricate patterns. The earliest quilt in the exhibition originated in 18th-century England. British colonists brought the technique to the New World, where American women embraced it.

 

“Weaving Water” Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida, January 5 – 26, 2018 .

Roseline Young –  Weeping Water

Weaving Water will be at  Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Florida, January 5 – 26, 2018 .
Weavers of Char-Lee are hosting Weaving Water, a month-long immersion in the Fiber Arts with an exhibit and weekly workshops in Fort Myers.

“Art Quilts XXII: As Near to the Edge as I Can Go” Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona, through January 5. 2018

Vicki Conley –  “Orogeny”

Art Quilts XXII: As Near to the Edge as I Can Go  is at  Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, Arizona, until January 5. 2018

The art quilts in this twenty-second annual juried show have inspired  devoted attendees from across Arizona. This exhibit has become an institution in the textile arts community and is one not to be missed.

Nancy Zieman Lost Cancer Battle

November 15, 2017

So sad. Nancy Zieman lost her long battle with cancer.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/television/popular-public-tv-host-nancy-zieman-dies-after-long-fight/article_e138ad36-334e-51b0-b566-7b6441b77a43.html

 

Easy Wine Bottle Bag Tutorial

November 12, 2017

Bernina’s We All Sew has a tutorial for making an easy wine bottle bag at:          https://weallsew.com/easy-wine-bottle-gift-bag/  

 

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Photo is Bernina’s.

“Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana until February 19, 2018

November 4, 2017

Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses is at Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana until February 19, 2018.    See some wonderful quilts drawn from several institutions, all in one place. The exhibit evolved because a spectacular silk quilt in the Indiana State Museum’s collection depicting an American flag made with dyed silk campaign ribbons from the 1860 election (which had 4 candidates/parties, one of which was Lincoln!) kept getting cut from their Lincoln exhibits because (since it has to be on a slantboard) it took up too much room. So – it gets its own exhibit!

Joining it are other great quilts from the Museum’s collection, including the  Civil War basket quilt with flags that was used as inspiration in the American Quilt Study group’s basket challenge. Also included is a quilt made by Lincoln’s cousin in 1827 from the Virginia Quilt Museum, one with Lincoln ribbons from Mark Dunn of Moda Fabrics, an embroidered quilt from the American Folk Art Museum, a gorgeous hexie made by an acquaintance of Mary Todd’s in Springfield, a log cabin quilt said to incorporate mourning crape which wrapped the columns of the Indiana Capitol when Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Indianapolis, and ….the Keckley quilt from Kent State, said to incorporate offcuts of silk from Mary Todd Lincoln’s dresses.  Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is the curator.  The exhibit is open until February 19, 2018.

Elizabeth Keckley’s quilt made for Mrs. Lincoln

“Light Show from CQA” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through December 12, 2017

October 27, 2017

Light Show is an  exhibit of vibrant quilts. The artists from Washington’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association create a unique sensory experience that takes the viewer through an electrifying adventure of light.

https://quiltmuseum.org/lightshow/

Modern Quilts from Road to California 2017

October 21, 2017

These are modern quilts in a Smilebox presentation from Road to California 2017. By TheQuiltShow.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Quilt, Eat, Sleep, Repeat!” Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana, October 20 – 21, 2017

 October 14, 2017
“Frost In The Air II” Opportunity Quilt
Quilt show, Quilt, Eat, Sleep, Repeat! will be held Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, at Westfield Middle, Westfield, Indiana.  This is the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis’ Biennial show. There will be:
Display of over 400 Member Quilts
Language of Color Challenge Quilts
Chance to win “Frost In The Air II” Opportunity Quilt
Quilts of Featured Quilter Mary Strinka
Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit
Presidents Challenge Quilts Exhibit
Quilts of Valor Exhibit
Fly Me To The Moon Exhibit
Treasure Baskets
Mystery Bags
Live and Silent Auctions
Peony Shoppe
22 Vendors
Bed Turning of Antique Quilts
Charity Quilting Activity
Demonstrations
Sale of Show Merchandise
Food Court

“Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850 – 1950” Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, through March 11, 2018

October 6, 2017

The Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art currently has an exhibit, Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850 – 1950 From The Donna And Rodney Wasserstrom Collection, which will be up until March 11, 2018.

“Hands all Around 2016” Exhibit at International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

“Banskia” by Beth Miiller

There are photos of quilts from “Hands all Around 2016” exhibit at International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas, at: www.quilts.com/quilt-gallery.html

“Scandal! The Century of Progress Quilt Contest”

September 18, 2017

Mary Fons “The Quilt Scout” has posted an article Scandal! The Century of Progress Quilt Contest about  the Century of Progress Quilt Contest that is quite fascinating: http://www.quilts.com/quiltscout/scandal-the-century-of-progress-quilt-contest.html

 

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“Inherited Quilts 3: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church,” through November 12, 2017, Library Gallery, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

September 10, 2017

“Inherited Quilts 3: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church” is on display through November 12, 2017 in the  Library Gallery at Goshen College.

This is the  third installment of inherited quilts, this time from Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, featured in a new exhibit at the Goshen College Library Gallery. These are antique and vintage quilts that have descended through two, three, or four
generations among families at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, CR 11, Goshen.” Free and open to the public.

 Photo is from exhibit

For more info – Goshen.edu/librarygallery

Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge Winners

September 4, 2017

The winners of the Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge are at:  http://cherrywoodfabrics.bigcartel.com/van-gogh

VG SECOND.Weichselbaum

Above  is from Cherrywood Fabrics web site.

 

“Joy” Quilts by Libby Lehman, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through October 16, 2017

August 30, 2017
See Libby Lehman’s Exhibit, “Joy” at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
 
The National Quilt Museum has sixteen of her  quilts in this exhibit through October 16, 2017.

Joyride

 

Click on See The Quilts for pictures from the exhibition.

 

From TheQuiltShow

AQS Spring Paducah 2017 Winners

August 20, 2017

The Navigator’s Star by Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin is one of the winners.

 

Other winners from the AQS Paducah 2017 Show are shown at:

“13 Perspectives” Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 5 – December 16, 2017

August 15, 2017

13 Perspectives will be at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia,
September 5 – December 16, 2017


B. J. Adams – “Satirical Stillness”

The 13 members of New Image Artists are showing at the Virginia Quilt Museum. Mastery of traditional as well as innovative techniques and materials provide a rich tapestry of visual excitement and stretch the definition of quilting.
Virginia Quilt Museum

“Fiberworks 2017,” Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, through September 24, 2017

August 4, 2017

 

This annual juried exhibition at the Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, features all types of fiber art, including art quilts, weaving, fiber sculpture, and mixed media.

 

Hardesty Arts Center

“Variations” Quilt Exhibit Show

July 26, 2017
TheQuiltShow has slides from the Variations quilt exhibit at the AQS show in Paducah, April 2017, that was curated by my colleague, Mary Kerr.

Lisa Sipes’ Beautiful Quilts

July 23, 2017

Lisa Sipes has collaborated with a number of people to make some stunningly beautiful quilts. Here is just a sample from TheQuiltShow in a Smilebox presentation.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“The Lion King” Quilt Exhibit at Sisters Show 2017

July 13, 2017

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Here are some of The Lion King Quilt Exhibit quilts in a Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow.  This was  a featured exhibit at the  2017 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show  sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics and Disney Theatrical of The Lion King.  The artists were given gold and black Cherrywood fabrics; they had to use 60% in the quilt, and could also include other Cherrywood fabrics. Size requirement was 20 x 20 inches. One hundred twenty were chosen for the traveling exhibit.

Quilt National 17, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, through September 4, 2017

July 10, 2017

Quilt National 17 is currently at  Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, until September 4, 2017


Pat Kroth – “Full Spin” (detail)

Quilt National is a biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary innovative quilts.

Dairy Barn Arts Center 

“Put a Bird on It” Slide Show from Road to California 2017

May 22, 2017

Road to California 2017 , “Put a Bird on It.” It’s quite interesting how the idea was carried out in each of these quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

How Much Fabric do You Need for Your Quilt Back?

May 9, 2017

Here are instructions  to figure how much fabric is needed for the quilt back:

https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/25365-how-much-fabric-do-you-need-for-your-quilt-back?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_01_06_Weekend_Fun_14&inf_contact_key=a88832d7c3c8909c06a05292b4741ecb60e5f015f8c3c4383379bdaa397e3222

 

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” A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin”, The Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through July 11, 2017

April 25, 2017

A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin is at The Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through July 11, 2017

Pat Durbin creates quilts that resemble paintings using fabric and thread.

www.quiltmuseum.org

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s Finishing Tutorial

April 21, 2017

Here is a New FREE tutorial from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/faq.htm

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AQS Lancaster 2017 Winning Quilts

April 11, 2017

See the winning quilts from the American Quilter’s Society Lancaster Show 2017 at:

http://www.aqsblog.com/aqs-quiltweek-2017-lancaster-winners

 

 

 


“New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese” through June 20, 2017, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

“New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese” now through  June 20, 2017, at The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

Finalists and winners from the Museum’s New Quilts from Old Favorites competition are showcased along with antique examples featuring the theme of Flying Geese piecework.

Quilters around the world were invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 24th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum. The 2016 competition was open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of traditional Flying Geese patterns.


Flying Geese: 2017 Winner

"Migration Patterns" by Susan Mogan

“Migration Patterns” by Susan Mogan        Photo is the Museum’s.

See the other winners at: http://quiltmuseum.org/flyinggeese/

QuiltCon 2017 Show Winners

March 27, 2017

QuiltCon 2017 Show winners are here:  https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/quiltcon-2017-award-winners

 

Best in Show

bling  by Katherine Jones

Judge’s Choice

Waiting for Sanity  by Kristin Shields

Exhibits at Virginia Quilt Museum, Warren-Sipe House, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 16, 2017

 March 15, 2017
The Virginia Quilt Museum is located in Harrisonburg at the Warren-Sipe House.

Road to California 2017 Show Quilts

March 5, 2017

Some of the winning quilts from Road to California 2017, including the Best of Show and Marie White Masterpiece Award winners.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

These are the first place winners in each category.

TheQuiltShow presents these slide shows.


Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2016, Houston, Texas

February 21, 2017

Here is a Smilebox slide presentation of quilts in the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase shown in Houston, Texas,  last Fall.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

No Crease Lines with this Fold Method

February 18, 2017

To fold a quilt and have no crease lines, Alex Anderson of TheQuiltShow demonstrates how at: http://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/24624-want-to-avoid-those-creases-in-your-quilt-alex-shows-you-how?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_01_01_Sunday_Smiles_3&inf_contact_key=d3032b57648513ee09db423d9d84765695872c3177e79aedaa3010cdc10bd011.  This type of quilt folding has been around for some time, but Alex’s demo is a good one.

I roll my art quilts and fold my traditional ones.  I need to start folding my large traditional quilts this way.

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Quilting Hub Hiring Writers

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How to Make a Chenille Quilt Using Panels – Easy Tutorials

January 28. 2017

Laura Coia at SewVeryEasy shows you how to make a chenille quilt using four identical panels at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRAwAswhDxE

Another easier quilt using a panel is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCdwdk2tsnk

Laura has this tutorial for using a panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zupBTfTNZI8

Slide Show of Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

January 13, 2017

Here  is a Smilebox slide presentation from TheQuiltShow of quilts from the innovative pieced category of International Quilt Festival 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Kaffe Fasset’s Heritage Quilts,” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky,through January 10th, 2017

Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts
On exhibit through January 10th, 2017

Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned artist, writer, and teacher. His unique sense of color and passion for the creative process led to the creation of awe-inspiring quilts. His work has been collected by art lovers worldwide including celebrities such as Barbra Streisand and Shirley MacLaine.

Candy Zig Zag by Kaffe Fassett

Sponsored by

hancocks-paducah.com

Slide Presentation of Sue Spargo and Tonye Phillips’ Work

December 20, 2016

Sue Spargo and Tonye Phillips have work in this Smilebox presentation by TheQuiltShow:

 

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Along the Spice Route” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 11, 2017

December 11. 2016

Along the Spice Route is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 11, 2017

Ann Reardon – “Tumeric Caravan”

Forty-one artists interpreted spices in the exhibit  Along the Spice Route, which offers an opportunity to discover the spices´ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world´s cultural heritages.

New England Quilt Museum

Art Pictorial Quilts, International Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

December 6, 2016

Here is a Smilebox slide presentation from TheQuiltShow of the art pictorial quilts at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, in November.  They are wonderful!

 

 

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“Small Quilts” Exhibit at QuiltWorks, Bend, Oregon

November 29, 2016

The November gallery exhibit at QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon, consists of small and miniature quilts.

See the Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow:

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Viewers’ Choice, International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

Viewers’ Choice at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month was Lone Star Explores Space by Peter Hayward.

Quilts from International Quilt Festival Quilts 2016, Houston, Texas

November 19,2016

Best of Show winner was Cynthia England’s “Reflections of Cape Town” at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month.

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 TheQuiltShow presents this Smilebox slide show of some of the quilts from International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.
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“Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts” Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017

November 12, 2016

Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts will be at Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona, November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Barbara Dahlberg – “Sometimes Friendship Can Be Sticky”

This annual exhibition features contemporary art quilts.
Vision Gallery 

Tutorials for Paper Piecing

November 6, 2016

Never tear out stitches again with paper piecing.  Weallsew.com has a good tutorial at:

http://weallsew.com/how-to-make-paper-piecing-easy/

Here is a paper piecing tutorial if you are new to using this technique:  http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/tag/paper-piecing-tutorial/

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“Abstractions and Reflections” Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 – 30, 2016

October 28, 2016

Abstractions and Reflections will be at Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
November 1 – 30, 2016

Daren Redman – “Flowers #4”

This solo exhibition by quilt artist Daren Redman is made up of large-scale, abstract floral motifs and landscapes. The bold, bright, colorful quilts reflect the last six years of Daren’s inspirations, from the nature in her own back yard, to her Swiss hiking trip.

Reception: November 4, 2016 from 5-9:00 p.m.

Madame Walker Theatre Center 

“American Quilts: History and Art” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York, October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017

October 21, 2016

American Quilts: History and Art will be at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, October 29, 2016, through January 8, 2017.

American Quilts: History and Art will feature historical quilts curated by Jonathan Holstein from the collection of the International Quilt Studies Center & Museum in Nebraska.

Jonathan Holstein and his wife Gail van der Hoof began  collecting quilts in the late 1960s, and in 1971 curated the seminal exhibition, Abstract Design in American Quilts, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  Their collection went to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Their exhibitions here and abroad, along with their writing and lecturing, furthered both the appreciation of American quilts as significant designed objects, and encouraged the now-international art quilt movement.

Photos are the Art Center’s.

Schweinfurth Art Center

“Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum” American Folk Art Museum, New York City, through November 6, 2016

October 17, 2016

Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum
is on exhibit at American Folk Art Museum in New York City   through November 6, 2016.

Quilt & Textile Care after Flood

October 11. 2016

With the flooding that is occurring in the Southeast from Hurricane Matthew, this information about quilt and textile care after a flood may be helpful. “How to Care for and Salvage Your Textiles After a Flood” is from Lynn Lancaster Gorges.

http://www.textilepreservation.com/flood.htm

 

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“It’s All About Jazz” Madame Walker Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 7 – 28, 2016

October 7, 2016

The Madame Walker Theatre is having a quilt exhibit, It’s All About Jazz, October  7 – 28, 2016.  The theatre is located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis.  Free parking is west of the building.

There is an opening reception tonight (Friday, October 7) from 6 to 9pm with complimentary food  and live entertainment with  Vickie Daniel and friends.

Eighteen quilt artists are exhibiting in the invitational, which was curated by Daren Redman.

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Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 Winners

September 23, 2016

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 was September 16 – 18.  You can see the winners at:
https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/new-heading-page/2015-pnqe-quilt-competition-winners/


Best Wall Quilt:  Waratah by Melinda Bula
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Third Place:  The Couple by Eve Vallorani
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““Indiana Art Quilts: Marie Webster’s Legacy” Artists’ Own, Lafayette, Indiana, through October 15, 2016

Indiana Art Quilts – Marie Webster’s Legacy is at Artists Own in Lafayette, Indiana through October 15, 2016, with a Reception: Friday, September 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (during Gallery Walk)  Wine and snacks.

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Artist’s Own is pleased to exhibit nineteen contemporary quilts of the Indiana members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). These beautiful quilts were created in response to Marie Webster’s (1859-1956) ideals.

“A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts” exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art runs through January.

http://www.artists-own.com/calendar.php

“And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts” Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, through December 31, 2016

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts

African American Story Quilt Exhibition Opens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

 An exhibition of contemporary story quilts illustrating significant moments in African American history will be on view in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, Virginia,   through December 31, 2016.

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts narrates four centuries of African American history through the display of sixty-nine story quilts. All the textiles were created by an international group of artists in the Women of Color Quilters Network.

“SAQA: Balancing Act” Quilt Gallery

September 5, 2016

Photos of quilts from the SAQA: Balancing Act exhibit  can be seen at : http://quilts.com/quilt-gallery.html

 

“Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 15, 2016

August 28, 2016

Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild is at National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. through  November 15, 2016

Ludmila Aristova – “After the Storm”

SPQR by Robin Schwalb
SPQR by Robin Schwalb

This exhibition explores how New York City artists interpret their environment.

 

National Quilt Museum

2016 World Quilt Competition New England Winners

August 19, 2016

The 2016 World Quilt Competition New England in Manchester, New Hampshire, is August 18 – 20, 2016.

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Traditional First Place:

 American Spirit by Keiko Ike, Japan

Photos of the winners can be seen at:  http://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-new-england/enter-the-quilt-competition/2015-world-quilt-competition-winners/

“Making the Australian Quilt: 1800 – 1950” National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, through November 6, 2016

August 12, 2016

Making the Australian Quilt: 1800 – 1950  is at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia through November 6, 2016, with eighty pieces in the exhibit, which include quilts and garments.

Wedding Quilt 1922  Made by Mary Jane Hannaford

 

AQS Syracuse Show 2016 Winners

August 6, 2016

Winners of the AQS Syracuse Show 2016 in Syracuse, New York, at: http://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/syracuse-2016/

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award#521 SILK ROAD SAMPLER, Melissa Sobotka,Richardson, TX

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
 Silk Road Sampler
Melissa Sobotka
Texas

 Best Use of Color Award#102 HOPELESS, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands

 Best Use of Color Award
  Hopeless
Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga
Netherlands

“Quilt & Color” San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, through September 5, 2016

July 29, 2016

Quilts & Color  from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is on exhibit  at San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, California, until September 5, 2016.  This is a fabulous showing of quilts, which I saw while it was in Boston.

More at: sdmart.org  

You can also check my March 15, 2014, blog entry about Quilts & Color while it was in Boston.

“Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light & Motion” Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, July 31 – October 9, 2016

July 24, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light & Motion will be at Mitchell Museum in Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, from July 31 – October 9, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Celebration #1”

This forty year retrospective exhibition features 47 quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry made over four decades, including her first quilt from 1976 as well as her most recent pieces.


You can see photos of all the quilts at: Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Good Bye “Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine”

July 19, 2016

Sad to learn that Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine will publish its last issue with October/November 2016. The magazine was founded in 1969 and was the only magazine devoted only to quilting for many years.

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“Beauty of Japan” LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington, through October 2, 2016

July 17, 2016

LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington,  has Beauty of Japan exhibit taking the top two floors of the building, until October 2, 2016.  Here is info about the quilts and their makers: https://okanarts.com/beauty-of-japan/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July eNews 2016

Sachiko Yoshida with The Colors of Japanese Fabrics

Photos from Okanarts.com

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

“To Dye For” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

July 8, 2016
To Dye For will be at Visions Art Museum  in San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

Lyric Kinard – “Mill Wheels IV: Progress”

This exhibition features works by artists Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, and Jeannie Palmer Moore.

 

Visions Art Museum

Patriotic Quilts

July 3, 2016

For celebration of the Fourth of July, here are some patriotic quilts from TheQuiltShow by Smilebox:

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“Animal Instincts by Annie Helmericks-Louder” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, June 30 – September 25, 2016

June 24, 2016

Animal Instincts by Annie Helmericks-Louder will be at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, June 30 – September 25, 2016

Annie Helmericks-Louder – “The Dinner Guest”

Eleven animal-themed quilts give voice to Louder’s concerns about the environment and humanity’s stewardship of the earth. Her Outlaw Animal series spotlights “varmints” like armadillos and rattlesnakes, and her Side by Side series celebrates animal visitors to her rural home.

Texas Quilt Museum

Tutorial: Adding a Border to a Quilted Quilt & Other Tutorials

June 15, 2016

Here is a tutorial by Sharon Pederson on how to add a border to an already completed quilt from TheQuiltShow:

Want to see more of Sharon’s videos?

“Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts” Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, Indiana, June 23 – September 4, 2016

June 11, 2016

Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts will be at Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, from June 23 – September 4, 2016

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SAQA members from eight midwestern states will be exhibiting their quilts in this regional exhibition juried by Niloo Paydar, Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the Bret Waller Gallery. It has been organized in conjunction with the IMA’s exhibition of A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.  The curators are Kate Lenkowsky and Niloo.

Exhibitions in the Bret Waller Gallery do not require general admission, but there is an admission cost to see the Marie Webster exhibit.

Opening Reception: June 23, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Graduation Quilts

June 7, 2016

Here are graduation quilts on Smilebox from TheQuiltShow’s photo files:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Carolyn Mazloomi: 2016 Quilters’ Hall of Fame Inductee

June 5, 2016

The Quilters Hall of Fame will be hosting their 2016 celebration on July 14-16, in Marion, Indiana. They’ve selected a master fiber artist, exhibitor, curator, author, researcher, quilt historian, mentor, ground breaker and former aerospace engineer as their inductee. Yes, that’s just one person. Did you guess who it is?

It’s Carolyn Mazloomi!

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Celebration.

“Quilting Impressionist Landscapes” Ana Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016

May 28, 2016

Quilting Impressionist Landscapes is at Ana Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016

Noriko Endo – “Autumn Enchantment”

This solo exhibition features  art quilts by artist Noriko Endo.

Ana Intercontinental Hotel

Easy Machine Quilting Tutorials with Lori Kennedy

May 22, 2016

Lori Kennedy has machine quilting tutorials at her site:  http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/

Here is Lori Kennedy’s easy machine quilting designs for filling in backgrounds:  http://weallsew.com/fast-easy-machine-quilting-fills/

 

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“Cultural Red” Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016


May 15, 2016

Cultural Red is at Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016

Shannon Conley – “The Yucca and the Moth”

This SAQA regional exhibition features the work of eighty artists whose works interpret how the color red is seen culturally.  Also on display are the Seeds for SAQA and Natural Healing exhibitions.

Hubbard Museum of the American West

2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah – Part 3 & 4

May 5, 2016
2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah – Part 3 & 4 – Just a Bit of Everything
 
Enjoy more quilts from 2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah.  The quilts this year ranged from very traditional to extremely modern with just a bit of whimsy thrown in to keep things fun.  Smilebox slide show is presented by TheQuiltShow
 
 

“Fantasies in Fiber & Beads,” Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016

May 1, 2016

Fantasies in Fiber & Beads will be at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Jacuzzi Jazz”

 

Larkin Jean Van Horn Cordelia

This exhibition features art quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and beaded fiber sculpture by Larkin Jean Van Horn.

 

Northwind Arts Center

AQS Paducah 2016 Show Slideshow Part 1

April 25, 2016

Here are photos of some of the quilts from the AQS 2016 Show in Paducah, Kentucky, last week.  There will be more to come.  The Smilebox presentation is from TheQuiltShow.com

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

““Inherited Quilts 2: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,” Goshen College Library Gallery, Goshen, Indiana, through through July 1, 2016

April 24, 2016

“Inherited Quilts 2: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,” is at the Goshen College
library gallery, Goshen, Indiana, through July 1, 2016. The exhibit is sponsored by the Mennonite-Amish Museum.

For more info: https://www.goshen.edu/news/2016/02/22/18881/

Slide Shows of Arizona Quilter’s Guild Show 2016

April 15, 2016

The annual  Arizona Quilter’s Guild Show  was held at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona in March 2016.  There were many fabulous quilts on exhibit.  Here are just a few presented by TheQuiltShow.com

 

Part 1:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

Part 2:   Best of Show, Hall of Fame, and Award of Merit Winners are in these slides.

To see all the winners, go to:  Arizona Quilter’s Guild

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Free Ruby Short McKim Patterns from “101 Patchwork Patterns” Online

April 3, 2016

McKIM STUDIOS has a RUBY SHORT McKIM REVIVAL!

Designs Worth Doing

Photo is McKim Studio’s

http://www.mckimstudios. com

Download Free Patterns at:
www.101patchworkpatterns.com

 

“New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through June 28, 2016

March 27, 2016
New Quilts by KAFFE FASSETT and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, England. 
Included in this exhibition—only one of two U.S. museum venues—are fifteen historic quilts from The Quilters’ Guild Collection, York, England and twenty quilts produced by Kaffe Fassett that were inspired by the designs of the historic quilts. The exhibit is at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, California, through June 28, 2016.

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Kaffe Fassett, Trip Around the World

http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html

 Here is a video about Kaffe’s quilts and use of color from The Quilt Show:

 

 

 

TheQuiltShow Programs Free to View Online This Weekend

March 18, 2016
It’s International Quilting Weekend!   Introduce Your Friends to TheQuiltShow!
 
 Click here to see the show listings, where you can chose a program by artists or techniques:   https://thequiltshow.com/watch/
Alex and Ricky want you to introduce your friends to the fun and learning available here at TQS.  Over 220 shows are available for FREE for the ENTIRE weekend.  Shows feature over 300 of the world’s leading quilt artists. 

Ann Harwell’s Quilts

March 13, 2016

Ann Harwell’s wonderful quilts are on this Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2016 Winners

March 7, 2016

http://www.ihqs.org/2016-winners/   is where you can see the 2016 winners at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show from last weekend.

Photo is of SAQA Exhibit taken by Kate Lenkowsky

“QuiltCon West 2016: the Minimalist Design Quilts”

March 3, 2016

Here are quilts from Quiltcon West in Pasadena, California, in February 2016 in a Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show.

QuiltCon West 2016, the Minimalist Design Quilts

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 QuiltCon West 2016 had an exhibit of the quilts of Molly Upton. “Quilts of Molly Upton” highlights the work of a pioneer in the early stages of the art quilt movement.  Molly was known for working with velvet, silks, corduroy, and polyester blends.

 

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 Quilt Plus Past Show Review

February 27, 2016

 The weekend of October 15th was the annual  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 that was held in Santa Clara, California. Here are photos of quilts in that show in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

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 2015
Here’s a review of some past shows for you to enjoy, including garments and modern-day quilts from Japan.  Keep an eye out, as there will be lots to see from this year’s show soon.
 
 
2012
2014
Japanese Quilts – Modern Day 2013

“Quilts: A World of Beauty” International Quilt Festival 2015 Winners, Houston, Texas

February 14, 2016

Art-Naturescapes     Second Place

On the Wing
by Barbara Binotto

 

The World of Beauty Award

Eager to Learn—Afghanistan
by GILLIAN SHEARER

You can see all the winners at:  http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

 

Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016

February 9, 2016

Here are photos of quilts from the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.Tokyo Great Quilt Festival 2016

You can see photos here: https://okanarts.com/tokyo-quilt-festival-2016/

and more at Jonelle Patrick’s blog: /http://jonellepatrick.me/2016/01/28/tokyo-quilt-show-international-2016/

Speaking of landscape quilts, a few artists have pioneered completely new techniques of stitchery. This one is made of THOUSANDS of cloth snippets, quilted onto tulle, then sewed into a quilt. The photo really can't do it justice – IRL it was astoundingly painterly and quilt-y at the same time. ("??" by ??)

“The Street of Golden Leaves” by Keiko Kimura

“Legacy of a Thousand Stitches” Quilts of the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, through May 15, 2016


Legacy of a Thousand Stitches; Quilts of the Museum of Texas Tech University is on exhibit through May 15, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. Selected from almost 300 quilts in the collection this exhibition features the best and most interesting quilts in the collection. The quilts have been selected based on their artistic appeal and story. Where the maker of the quilt is known, her photos and story is shared. Among the quilts features is a signed and dated 1839 Chintz Medallion Quilt and a machine appliqued quilt with the date of 1861 stitched into it. The exhibition also features six never before exhibited doll quilts, which rarely survive since they were toys.

This first major exhibition of the Museum’s quilts in recent years will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring images of each of the quilts on exhibit along with another 50 not on display due to space constraints. The catalog will be available through the Museum Gift Shop and may be order ed by phone at (806)742-2436.

 

For more info about the exhibit: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhsch11.html

The following link will take you to segments filmed by the local Fox news station on January 29th, probably the next best thing if you cannot make it to Lubbock:

Photos are the Museum’s.

Jane Hall’s Quilts – Online Slideshow

January 24, 2016

Jane Hall’s quilts are in this Smilebox slideshow that is presented by The Quilt Show.

 

Suzann Thompson’s “Textile Fusion” Online Slide Show

January 17, 2016

TextileFusion was a special exhibit at International Quilt Festival in Houston 2015.  Suzann Thompson fuses together knitting, quilting, crocheting, and embellishing to create her signature TextileFusion pieces.  She cuts and pieces recycled knits onto a fabric foundation.  After she quilts and binds, she embellishes with crocheted motifs, embroidery, buttons, and beads.  Below is a Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.

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“The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I,” through February 9, 2016, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I exhibit, curated by Sue Reich, is on through February 9, 2016 at National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

More information is at: http://quiltmuseum.org/visit/current-exhibits/#e2

“Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum,” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, Through March 27, 2016

January 8, 2016

Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum is at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, through March 27, 2016

Vicki Conley – “Stacks in the Grass”

This exhibition features 25 quilts made by members of Modern Quilt Guilds from around the country.

http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/exhibits-at-txqm.html

Texas Quilt Museum

Dissolution of National Quilt Association

December 31, 2015

The National Quilting Association has posted their final newsletter, which I have copied below. You can also go to their web site to read it there if you wish, at:http://www.nqaquilts.org/current/newsletter/

People have asked me what will happen to the judging program and the Masterpiece Quilt program.  Their certified judges have formed  National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, which  will continue with  professional quilt judging, and they will also be managing the Masterpiece Quilt program.

December 29, 2015 
Dear NQA Members and NQA Chapters: 

As we approach 2016 and the final dissolution of The National Quilting Association, Inc., I want to share with you the steps taken by the Board. 

 1. The Grant Committee reviewed grant applications and selected 16 grant recipients who received a total of $31,390.  Those funds were restricted by donors for the Grant Program. Projects covered a range of community service, educational efforts and preservation activities. 
2. The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges has been formed to carry on the tradition of excellence in professional quilt judging.  They will also be managing the Masterpiece Quilt program. Their new website is up and can be found at www.nacqj.com.  Many thanks to the NQA Certified Judges whose efforts established a new organization that will continue to offer this valuable service to quilters and quilt guilds. 
3. The Quilt Alliance has agreed to take on support of National Quilting Day.  There will soon be details on their website (http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org) celebrating this global day that recognizes the special art form that is quilting.  Make note:  March 19, 2016! 
 4. Historical records of NQA are being donated to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Libraries. These materials will be housed in the Quilt Collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department.  Once archived, they will be available to those interested in reviewing the materials for research and teaching purposes. 
5. We have taken the steps necessary to file for dissolution of the organization with the State of Maryland as that is where NQA was originally incorporated.  

Several of you have asked about obtaining a refund of dues paid prior to the decision to dissolve the organization. We regret that we can not make any refunds as the orderly close of NQA necessitated meeting outstanding financial obligations. 

Many thanks to all of those who, through the years, worked so hard to share the art of quilting with so many through NQA’s programs.  A special thanks to the current Board, all of whom did their very best to sustain NQA, something we unfortunately were unable to accomplish.  Despite that, we know that the future of quilting is in good hands – yours. 
Sincerely, 
Margaret Powers

Acting President

NQA

 

Sewing Set-In Seams of an Eight-Pointed Star with Edyta Sitar

December 24, 2015

Here is a very good visual and explanation of how to make a beginner eight-pointed star by Edyta Sitar, which shows how easily the set-in seams can be sewn into the corners of the star.

How to Sew a Beginner Eight-Pointed Star Quilt Block : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV-LPJpl0J


” Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present & Past” Old Gallery of University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, through January 10, 2016

December 15, 2015

The exhibit Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present & Past is at  Old Gallery of University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.  It will be showing through January 10, 2016.

http://evansvillemuseum.org/exhibitions/current/  is where you can get more information about the exhibit.

beach house blues

Beach House Blues by Caryl Schuetz

NINETEEN STARS: QUILTS OF INDIANA’S PRESENT AND PAST, begins the Evansville Museum’s celebration of Indiana’s upcoming Bicentennial. The theme is drawn from the 19 stars depicted in the state flag that commemorate Indiana’s position as the 19th state to join the Union.

Stars were favored quilt patterns in the 19th and 20th centuries and appeared in many variations. The 19 historic quilts in the exhibition span 150 years of Indiana quiltmaking from the 1830s to the 1980s and were selected from the collection of the Indiana State Museum.

The 19 contemporary works, which were created specifically for this exhibition by some of Indiana’s outstanding quilt artists, incorporate the star theme in a number of ways, from overt to illusory. The artists’ techniques vary widely, from traditional piecework and appliqué to improvisational collage, layering, digital media or richly textural thread painting.

 

“Quilts Japan” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, January 6 – May 1, 2016

December 11, 2015

Quilts Japan will be at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell,  Massachusetts, January 6 – May 1, 2016

  1. Miwako Mogami – “Towards Space”

The New England Quilt Museum will host the US premier of the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. NEQM is the only venue in the Northeast to showcase thirty-two of these award-winning quilts from one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, sponsored by the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association.

New England Quilt Museum

“Quilts in Films” Quiz

December 6, 2015

Take this “Quilts in Films” quiz consisting of sixteen questions.

https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/120971/5c91d9e3-5d19-4282-a8fe-9d7e817d821d?et_mid=795176&rid=247418506

Sponsored by McCall’s Quilting magazine and F+W, a content and ecommerce company.

Photo is from the site.

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 Online Slide Show: Part 2

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Part 2
The weekend of October 15th was the annual  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 that was held in Santa Clara, California. Here are Part 2 photos of  award winning quilts in that show in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.


 
 
Part 2

“Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts” Pacific Park Gallery, Coos Bay, Oregon, through January 30, 2016

Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts is at Pacific Park Gallery in Coos Bay, Oregon, through January 30, 2016.  The second annual juried show of fabric art and traditional quilts by Western Oregon artists.

Paulette Landers – “Cosmic Tango”

Pacific Park Gallery

“Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK,” James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, through February 21, 2016

 November 15, 2016
The exhibit, Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK, is exhibiting at James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania through February 21, 2016,   featuring quilts created by Kaffe Fassett. The quilts were inspired by fifteen historical quilts dating from 1780 to 1949, which Kaffe selected from the collection of the Quilter’s Guild in York.

 

 

 

The only other American museum to host the exhibit will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in the Spring of 2016. 

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https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/23949-blanket-statements-kaffe-fassett?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015_10_30_Weekend_Fun_14&inf_contact_key=5699d634570aeef551df67910a03426e8025316cf245efc915d321390ee60d44

“The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present” Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present

When and Where:
Friday, November 13, 2015 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, main floor
Bearcat alley, 212W 10th st, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Street parking available on Senate Ave., 11th Street, and Capitol Ave. Enter the Stutz from the 11th Street entrance along “Bearcat Alley.”
Presenter(s):
College Mentors for Kids, Threads of Time, Freetown Village, Inc, Katie Clayton, Carolyn Mazloomi, Caryl Schuetz

Cost:
Free

Event Description:Listen, see, and do during an evening of discovery involving dreams, quilting, and stories.

Fabric, sewing, and quilting are literally interwoven into our history, but rarely considered “important.” But quilts are more than just blankets we sleep and dream under—they are a record of family history, stories, and events. Sometimes they are even an expression of abstract design. This event invites guests to see and learn how early hand-sewing transformed the practical art of quilting into a vibrant and unique art form.

Listen to historic interpreters from Freetown Village as they share tales about the history of African American quilting. Explore quilting displays—and even the Stutz Artist’s Gallery invitational fiber arts exhibition, Make Your Mark: Dream—and listen to a presentation of “The West was Won with Needle and Thread” by Threads of Time Creative Sewing and Retreat Center. Internationally recognized African American historian and folklorist Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, as well as experts from The Quilters’ Hall of Fame, will also speak. Professional quilters from Quilting by the Stitch will provide a hands-on quilt-block experience that will be assembled into a special Spirit & Place quilt. College Mentors for Kids will display pieced fashions the youth created. Guests are even invited to bring their own quilts for oral appraisal by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Stutz Artists Association and Quilting by the Stitch.

 

 

“Make Your Mark: Dream” The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, through November 20, 2015

Make Your Mark:  Dream is at  The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana, through  November 20, 2015

Virginia A. Spiegel – “Shagbark 7”

This exhibition focuses on the distinctive mark making of fiber artists using everyday materials in unusual ways.

Opening Reception:  November 6, 2015 from 5-9:00 p.m.

The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery
212 W. 10th St., B220
Indianapolis, IN  46202
317-292-3200

International Quilt Festival 2015, Houston, Texas’ Top Winning Quilts

November 4, 2015

The Smilebox slide presentation of the International Quilt Festival 2015’s winners  is from The Quilt Show.

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“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015

October 30, 2015

30 Quilts for 30 Years is at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “In the Marsh #2”

This exhibition celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt in 1983. The thirty-six quilts on display, all of which are new, revisit many of the themes of her past, award-winning work, and also introduce some new themes. Although there is diversity in style, the uniform size of the quilts (30″ x 30″) pulls the exhibition together visually.

 

Virginia Quilt Museum

All Machine Binding with Flange Tutorial

October 25, 2015

“Susie’s Magic Binding”  by Aunt Marti is a You Tube  tutorial  at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8N6nv90H2c

The tutorial shows a totally machine stitched and applied binding with a flange that looks like a piped binding…really cool!

Here is the tutorial done with photos and printed instructions on Aunt Marti’s blog: http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html?m=1 

“A Stitch in Time” Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc.’s Quilt Show, October 23 – 24, 2015, Westfield, Indiana

October 18, 2015

“A Stitch In Time” DI-page

The Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc. presents its biennial quilt show on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, the 24, 2015, at Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana.

Hours are 10am – 5pm both days.  Admission is $10.00.  Children under 12 are admitted free.

The 2015 Show theme is “A Stitch In Time” and this special challenge competition invited members to submit quilts that interpret this theme.

Contemporary to traditional, bed quilts to baby quilts, art quilts to wearables –  over 400 items will be on display.

Saturday at 1:30pm will feature an auction of small quilts that have been made and donated by guild members. There will be a vendor area with booths representing fabric stores, sewing machines, and craft suppliers as well as a refreshment area with lunch foods, desserts, and snacks.

Appraisals by appointment are on Saturday during the show.  Caryl Schuetz, quilted textiles appraiser certified by American Quilter’s Society, is the appraiser.

On Friday, a silent auction begins at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

Bed turnings are scheduled for Friday at 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.    Saturday’s bed turnings are at 11:00am and 12:30pm.

 

Westfield Middle School is located at 345 W Hoover St, Westfield, IN., near the intersection of US 31 and 181st Street.   Check the website for updated information on road construction in the area. http://quiltguildindy.net/20-2/

 

 

raffle quilt 5_18

Opportunity Quilt: You can purchase tickets for a chance to win this quilt at the show.

 

Online Slide Show of Carrie Bloomston’s Work

October 14, 2015

Enjoy the studio, work, and play of Carrie Bloomston, a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

 

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow