“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


Designs Worth Doing

Photo is McKim Studio’s

http://www.mckimstudios. com

Download Free Patterns at:


“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.

Kaffe Fassett, Trip Around the World


 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.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
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.
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

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.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“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.


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. 
Margaret Powers

Acting President



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.


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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“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.”
College Mentors for Kids, Threads of Time, Freetown Village, Inc, Katie Clayton, Carolyn Mazloomi, Caryl Schuetz


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

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.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“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

Spray Basting Quilts on the Design Wall Tutorial

October 5, 2015

Have you tried spray basting your quilts on your design wall?  Patsy Thompson, sponsored by The Quilt Show, shows you how and answers all your questions here: https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/106-website-features/15081-basting-patsy-thompson-spray-basting-revisited?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015_09_25_Newsletter_7&inf_contact_key=d09f611c23d092233c2ce9b2f3a2a242acb8b39fb7afb7287f27bf3d0b52fc8c

I will be using this method with my two quilts that I will be completing for our Guild Show, which is in October.


“Quilts of Southwest China” September 27 – April 30, 2016, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan


Maya Angelou’s Quilt Sells at Auction for $380,000.00

September 18, 2015

The quilt that Oprah Winfrey had commissioned textile artist Faith Ringgold to make  in 1989 for Maya Angelou’s sixtieth birthday was sold at auction for $380,000.00!

                       “Maya’s Quilt of Life” by Faith Ringgold.           Photo Courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries

73″ x 73″

Here is the Swann Galleries catalog entry, which lists both the Buyers Premium of $461,000.00 and the hammer price of $380,000.00:  http://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2390++++++32+&refno=++703573&saletype= 

For more info: http://www.northjersey.com/news/maya-angelou-quilt-by-englewood-artist-sells-for-380-000-at-auction-1.1410327

“Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela,” through January 31, 2016, Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

September 17, 2015

Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela;   there are fifty-nine  quilts in this traveling exhibit made by United States and South Africa quilt artists; originally shown in July 2014 at the international Quilt Conference Africa in Johannesburg.  Circulated by the Michigan State University Museum, these  pieces reflect the ways in which Nelson Mandela touched individual lives and changed a nation.

The exhibit is at Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, until January 31, 2016.

More information<https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/exhibits/mandela_exhibit_and_programming.php>
You can see photos of the quilts at:<http://museum.msu.edu/museum/tes/ConscienceMandela/ConscienceMandela-1.htm>

Windows of Reflections quilt

Windows of Reflections by Harriette Alford Meriwether​

Karen Marchetti Quilts in Online Slide Show

September 12, 2015

See Karen Marchetti’s studio and work. Karen shares photos of her work in this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

NQA Board Votes to Dissolve National Quilting Association, Inc.

This is such a surprise!  Very sad.  The first big shows I attended were NQA’s.   The letter is here on their web site: http://www.nqaquilts.org/current/newsletter/

September 4, 2015
 Dear Friends and Members of NQA,
  At a special meeting of the NQA Board of Directors held August 18, 2015, the Board celebrated NQA’s 46 years of achievements and successes. However, when looking toward the future, the Board has determined that NQA has had its season and by unanimous vote the Board of Directors voted to dissolve the National Quilting Association, Inc.
  All this may sound like a sudden turn of events, but we assure you it’s not sudden, as the warning signs have been there for nearly 10 years. The steady decline in show attendance, consistent decrease in membership, lack of contingency planning and dwindling operational funds made this a clear but difficult decision. The current Board has worked tirelessly to find alternatives to keep NQA solvent and sustainable into the future, however our efforts did not result in a partnership with another quilting organization or adoption of our programs as we had hoped.
  NQA can measure its successes through the fostering of other quilt organizations and quilt shows, establishing criteria for excellence in quilt making, establishing a Masterpiece Quilt designation, professionalizing the role of the quilt judge and quilt teacher, offering grants to communities to fund quilt related projects and originating the National Day of Quilting. NQA is considered a leader in the quilting world and there is much to be proud of.
  You may be filled with a variety of emotions – sorrow, concern, anger, bewilderment, and grief. All those are legitimate and we hope you will accept these facts and understand all efforts were made to keep NQA viable. It’s a time for decisiveness, clarity, and conviction. The NQA Board of Directors wishes to thank all of our faithful members and supporters who have done remarkable work together over the years. We all should feel a sense of pride and completion.
  Moving forward the Board is working to arrange transfer of our memberships to another national quilting association. Alternatives for management of our programs are still being researched. Watch for more news on this later.
  You can help make this transition easier for NQA by being optimistic about the future and grateful for the wonderful experiences and friendships created because of NQA. We wish you all the very best as you continue those friendships and in all of your quilting endeavors.
  Marcel Miller, President Mary Ann Guidos, Communication Chair
  Margaret Powers, Vice-President Margie Engel, Grant Chair
  Priscilla Godfrey, Secretary Heather Tighe, Chapter Chair
  Mary Lou Paoletti, Treasurer Sandra Dorrbecker, Education Chair

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Julie Cefalu – Binding Tips Part 3 Tutorial – Tips, Tricks & Techniques

September 3, 2015

Sometimes we need to machine apply binding; here Julie Cefalu shows us how.









Part 3:    http://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/23722-julie-s-tips-tricks-techniques-binding-3?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015_08_31_Newsletter_2&inf_contact_key=61d89ab8791f71e8b1b9ebf30375e683155ef0b9048fad279e26024401f5cfab

This tutorial is presented by The Quilt Show.  thequiltshow.com


“To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor,” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 11, 2015

The “To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor” exhibit offers an emotional testament to the wounds American military personnel bring back from the fields of conflict. The exhibit runs until November 10th and wraps up with an event on Veterans Day, November 11, with a ceremony to award the quilts to deserving veterans and service members.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. The Quilts of Valor Foundation was started in November 2003 by Catherine Roberts with the goal of making quilts that would both heal and comfort our war wounded. These quilts are called

Quilts of Valor (QOVs). Wounds that qualify are those that are both seen and
unseen. Chaplain John Kallerson suggested using the phrase “touched by war” as a way of identifying recipients.
“Veterans and active duty military personnel have performed a courageous service for this nation,” says National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett. “The Quilts of Valor participants perform a meaningful and wonderful service for those ‘touched by war.’ We’re proud to host this exhibit and play a part in spreading the word about this exceptional program.”
More information about Quilts of Valor Foundation can be found at QOVF.org
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Tips, Tricks, and Techniques with Julie Cefalu: Binding Basics 1 and 2 Tutorials

 August 25, 2015

Join Julie Cefalu for her tips on binding a quilt.  She shows you tips and techniques for bindings in Part 1, and  how to make that perfect mitered corner on your binding and  how to join the ends of your binding using a 45-degree angled seam in Part 2.

Part 1:  http://thequiltshow.com/learn/classrooms/video/latest/julie-cefalu-tips-tricks-amp-techniques-binding-tips-1









Part 2: http://thequiltshow.com/learn/classrooms/video/latest/julie-cefalu-tips-tricks-amp-techniques-binding-tips-2










Go to Julie’s classroom for more tips, tricks, & techniques.

The videos are sponsored by The Quilt Show.

Sisters Quilt Show 2015 Teacher Quilts

August 21, 2015

Here are photos of the teacher’s quilts from the Sisters 2015 Show:  http://johnandrsn.jalbum.net/Sisters%20Teacher%20Tent%205/#

Sue Spargo “The Jester”

This is from “Albums by John Anderson” at  http://johnandrsn.jalbum.net where there are other quilt albums.

“Seasonal Palette,” J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, through October 4, 2015

August 14, 2015

Seasonal Palette is at  J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M University in  College Station, Texas,  through October 4, 2015

Barbara Confer – “Canopy”

Thirty-seven artists were selected to create art quilts celebrating the seasons. The resulting pieces, all sized at 78” tall and 32” wide, create a unique exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color, and masterful design.

J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M:  http://uart.tamu.edu/visit-stark

Online Tutorials by Moda Bake Shop

July 30, 2015

Moda has some great tutorials for quilts at:  http://www.modabakeshop.com/             Go to the site and scroll down, where you will see photos of the quilts. Click on continue reading and the tutorial for that quilt photo will come up.

Some of the tutorials:

Layer Player Quilt: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/10/layer-player-quilt.html

It’s All Black & White: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2015/07/its-all-black-white-quilt.html#more-31166

Dancing in the Stars: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2015/07/dancing-in-the-stars-2.html#more-31111


Cover ArtPhoto is Moda Bake Shop’s

Sisters’ Quilt Show 2015 Photos

July 23, 2015

These photos are from the 2015 Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, which was held last weekend. Lots of photos which were all taken by Gary Miller.  You will see that this is not a white glove show. One example is the photo below.



Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - July 11, 2015 - Sisters Oregon © 2015 Gary N. Miller, Sisters Country Photography

Online Slide Show of Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley Quilts

July 15, 2015

The Quilt Show presents quilts by Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley in a Smilebox slide show:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshowRenae’s long arm quilting is spectacular!  I have seen her quilts at the International Machine Quilter’s Showcase, which was in Kansas City at the time I was appraising at the shows.  One in particular was hanging so that the viewer could see the front and the back.   Her backs are amazing!

“Art of Cloth” Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, through February 7, 2016

July 12, 2015

Art of Cloth  is at  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in  Phoenix, Arizona, through  February 7, 2016

Claire Gimber – “Rhythms”

This exhibition features works from Arizona contemporary fiber artists.
If you are going through the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, I hope you have the time to go to  Terminal 3, Level 2, to see the exhibit!

Tutorials for Filler Quilting Designs by APQS

July 6, 2015

APQS has seven free motion filler quilting design tutorials with Angela Huffman.  These are long arm tutorials, but they are fine for use on mid arm and home sewing machines.   My favorites are flame meander, pebbles and marbles, daisy meander, swirls on a string, and meander with hearts and leaves.


“Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, July 2 – September 27, 2015

June 26, 2015

Intuitive Symmetry:  Works on Silk by Judith Content will be at  Texas Quilt Museum  in La Grange, Texas
July 2 – September 27, 2015

Judith Content – “Cascada”

Photo is the Museum’s.

Harmony and balance in the kimono structure and how it lends itself to symmetry inspires artist Judith Content.  She constructs her quilts intuitively, using a contemporary approach to the Japanese dye technique of arashi-shibori.


Texas Quilt Museum

Judith Content in her studio

Photo by James Dewrance.


Judith Content – “Tempest”
Photo by James Dewrance


Kimono Quilts and Kimonos features the works of a wide range of artists including Therese May, Yvonne Porcella, Sugar Rieck, Ans Schipper-Vermeiren, and Sarah Ann Smith. Another show, Antique Four-Poster Quilts, features antique bed quilts from the 1800s.  Their lack of corners allowed the quilt to easily fit around the bed’s posts.

To learn more about these fascinating exhibits, visit the Texas Quilt Museum website.

“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots, Contemporary Art” through August 30, 2015, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 June 22, 2015

“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots,  Contemporary Art” is  at the Susquehanna Art
Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through August 30, 2015.
This exhibit showcases twenty historic quilts drawn from the
Pilgrim/Roy collection and the LancasterHistory.org collection. Twenty quilts are
from these contemporary artists — Jan Myers-Newbury,
Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Nancy Crow, Michael James, Dominie Nash, Betty Busby,
Paula Kovarik, Kathy Loomis, Judy Kirpich, Eleanor McCain, Pat Pauly, Sue
Benner, Terrie Mangat, Elin Noble, Jane Sassaman, Barbara Watler, Dorothy
Caldwell, Fran Skiles, Ginny Smith, and Dinah Sargeant.

Susquehanna Art Museum’s site is http://www.sqart.org Quilts 20/20

Online Slide Show: Carol A. Sinnreich

June 30, 2015

Carol A. Sinnreich’s beautiful art quilts are in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, through October 4, 2015

June 13, 2015

At the Indiana State Museum, a special exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past, opened June 13, featuring a collection of contemporary and historic quilts and will run through October 4, 2015.

This Amish quilt, “Blazing Star,” was made in 1930 in Goshen, Ind., by Anna Chupp Miller for the wedding of her son Menno. Collected by David Pottinger. Image courtesy Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.Currently, many Indiana quilt artists have been inspired by the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial to create quilts with themes featuring 19 stars   because Indiana became the nineteenth state in 1816 and also because the inclusion of stars in patterns also was a favorite of quilters during the 1800s and 1900s.

The exhibit, incorporating the star theme, consists of 19 historic quilts from the Museum’s Collection and 19 contemporary quilts, most of which were created and made for the exhibit.  Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is the curator.

More info: www.indianamuseum.org



Even More Winning Quilts: Online Slide Show

June 5, 2015

Here is the Smilebox Part III slide show from The Quilt Show of even more winning quilts from Spring Market 2015:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

More Winning Quilts from Spring Market 2015

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

June 3, 2015

A World of Beauty exhibit by International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas.  Smile box slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.

“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” at DAR Museum, Washington DC, through September 5, 2015

May 25, 2015

The DAR Museum in Washington DC’s current exhibit is Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia,”  which is on through September 5, 2015.  These quilts are masterpieces that date from 1790 to 1860.

For more info:   http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/   and http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/exhibition/introduction

Photo is the Museum’s.

“Quilt National 2015,” May 23-September 7, 2015, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio

May 22, 2015

Quilt National 2015, a 19th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts, is open to the public from May 23-September 7, 2015. Visitors will see an eclectic collection of never before exhibited works from talented fiber artists representing thirty-three states and eight foreign countries.

Although parts of the collection will travel to museums and galleries throughout the country until late 2017, the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio is the only venue where visitors can view the complete collection.

For more information, visit the Dairy Barn Arts Center website .

Daren Pitts Redman of Nashville, Indiana, has Glorious Summer in the exhibit.

Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Online Tutorials

Where to see all the MQSC’s tutorials:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo

Lea McComas’ Quilts in Online Show

May 16, 2015

Here are Lea McComas’  quilts in Smilebox slides presented by The Quilt Show

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Care of Victorian Silk Quilts and Slumber Throws

May 9, 2015

The Smithsonian has info about the care of Victorian silk quilts  and slumber throws:    http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia_si/nmah/vicquilt.htm

   Photo is Smithsonian’s.

Crazy patchwork slumber throw. Initials JK. About 1885.

“Stitch in Time: Quilt Conservation” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9am – 3pm

 May 2, 2015
Jennifer Fulton's photo.

AQS Paducah 2015 Winners

April 29, 2015

Here are some of the AQS Paducah 2015 winners from The Quilt Show on Smilebox:

and more:
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and more:

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AQS Paducah 2015 Show Winners

“The Mighty, Misty Monster:” Moby-Dick Embroidered Narratives by Susan Boardman, at Nantucket Whaling Museum, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, through November 2015

April 19, 2015

“The Mighty Misty Monster”: Moby-Dick Embroidered Narratives  is at the Nantucket Whaling Museum on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts through November 2015, presented by the Nantucket Historical Association.

Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and its endless possibilities for interpretation inspired artist Susan Boardman’s latest series of embroidered narratives. Drawing on the tradition of illuminated manuscripts, Boardman has adapted the techniques of seventeenth-century raised embroideries to depict richly animated whaleboats, frothy waves, proud ships, and noble, mighty whales, is the write up on the website.  http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.com/exhibits/index.html

Susan Boardman’s embroidery and creativity are exquisite. There are seventeen scenes from Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick.  You can see them online at:  http://www.susanboardman.com/GalleryMoby-Dick.php

I read the article about the exhibit in “Nantucket Today” magazine, Spring issue 2015.

Nantucket Historical Association photo.
Boardman had a 2010 exhibit at the Whaling Museum “Sometimes think of me:” Notable Nantucket Women through the Centuries, which was a show of embroidered narratives by her with biographies by Betsy Tyler.  You can go to: http://www.susanboardman.com/GalleryHistoricWomen.php
 Nantucket Historical Association photo.

Barbara Shapel: Online Slide Show

April 13, 2015

Barbara Shapel’s works are shown on this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Dogwood Online Quilt Competition: Online Slide Show

April 5, 2015
Here are the winners of the American Quilter’s Society 30th Anniversary Dogwood Online Quilt Competition as well as other quilt entries.  At least half of the fabric used in the challenge quilts was required to be from the AQS Anniversary Dogwood Fabric collection, although other fabrics and embellishments could also be used. Piecing and quilting by hand, machine, or both was acceptable, but tied quilts were not.   The Smilebox show is presented by The Quilt Show.  
  To see more entries, click here.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


“Antique Nine Patch Quilt Collection” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through May 19, 2015

March 29, 2015


Young Man’s Fancy c. 1900

The National Quilt Museum’s curator, Judy Schwender, sought an exemplary collection of traditional nine patch quilts. The Antique Nine Patch quilt collection is an excellent complement to the modern twist New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Nine Patch, which is at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Each antique quilt sets apart as a unique identifier of the various ways a nine patch quilt is pieced and quilted.

 IMG_2119This turn of the twentieth century four patch nine patch is in the exhibit with the Nine Patch Quilts.  I purchased the quilt, which looks new, at an antique show years ago.

Quilt Binding: Flange Binding by Machine

McCall’s Quilting has this video of making quilt binding with a flange – all by machine: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Quilt_Binding___Flanged_Binding_by_Machine

Sherri Bain Driver demonstrates how to create and apply an all-machine-sewn flanged binding. Add a touch of extra color to your quilt binding plus save time with this  machine-sewn technique.

Completed 358px Tuesday Tutorials: Flanged Quilt Binding by MachinePhoto is McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Blog

I will be using this technique in my next quilt.  I love it!

Quilt Con 2015’s “Use of Negative Space” Slide Show

March 14, 2015
Quilt Con 2015’s quilts in the “use of negative space” category
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

 Quilt ShowQuilt Con 2014



Photos & Slide Shows of Quilt Con 2015 Show

 March 8, 2015

A Charity Quilt Challenge was part of Quilt Con 2015.  Here are quilts from that exhibit 
that are in a Smilebox format from The Quilt Show.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

This is a Smilebox slide show of quilts from the Michael Miller  fabric challenge exhibit at Quilt Con, Modern Quilt Guild, which was held in Austin, Texas last month.  From The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


struckmeyer_deconstructedlonestar Deconstructed Lone Star by Amy Struckmeyer

The winners of the 2015 Quilt Con's Modern Quilt Guild quilts are shown at:


“Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures,” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through April 7, 2015

Javanese Jungle by Audree L. Sells

Photo is the Museum’s.

Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures is at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through April 7, 2015.

“Road to California 2015 ” Part II Online Slide Show

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of more quilts from  Road to California 2015 Show.

Tutorials of Ruler Work for Quilting on Mid-arm and Domestic Machines

February 22, 2015

Patsy Thompson has some excellent tutorials; some of which are about ruler work for quilting on a mid-arm or a domestic machine.  Others are for free motion machine quilting.

Part 1 is creating designs for ruler work: https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/109-tutorials/23148-patsy-thompson-creating-designs-with-rulers-on-a-domestic-machine?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014_12_29_Newsletter_4&inf_contact_key=fc7d2a6e849c33a099c8ec794539bf53ab4a52712e5c895244e7dd7e444d6602

Part 2 on filling in the designs is at: http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/blog/index.php/archives/5837

ruler-work-wreath-whole-wreathPatsy Thompson’s photo


“Unraveling Identity” at George Washington University The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, March 21 through August 24, 2015

February 15, 2015


Fireman’s Coat (back), Japan
Fireman’s Coat (back), Japan, late Edo period, first half 19th century.

Man’s Tunic, Peru, Inca style, ca. 1410-1532.

 Unraveling Identity has textiles from across cultures to explore expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity throughout the ages.  The exhibit runs from March 21 through August 24, 2015 at George Washington University  Museum’s Textile Museum   in Washington, DC.   This  is the  largest exhibition in the George Washington, University history.

Go to: http://museum.gwu.edu/unraveling-identity     where you can see twenty-nine photos of some of the pieces in the exhibit.

Online Slide Show of Lynette Anderson’s Work

February 7, 2015
These are slides of Lynette Anderson’s work  as a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show:
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Road to California” 2015 Online Show Slide Presentation

January 31, 2015

Some photos from Road to California Show 2015 that was in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Convention Center, are in this slide show presentation by Smilebox from The Quilt Show.  The  show was January 22 – 25th.Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “Color in Motion” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through April 8, 2015

January 27, 2015
Color in Motion  is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts  in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through April 8, 2015
 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Bradford Fantasy #1”
This solo exhibition of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s work includes a retrospective of her past work, her traveling 30th anniversary show, and several pieces of art to wear.


“Selections From the Book 500 Traditional Quilts,” Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, through March 29, 2015

January 24, 2015

” Comes Up Roses” by Kathleen McCrady

“These quilts are the crème de la crème of traditional quiltmaking today.  If you missed seeing the exhibit at International Quilt Festival, then you have another chance to see many extraordinary selections from this new book,” adds Museum curator Dr. Sandra Sider.

“Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through March 15, 2015

January 16, 2015

Ocean Waves, c. 1920
Photo Credit: Darwin D. Bearley

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles   in San Jose, California, is sharing  a number of images with The Quilt Show, photographed by Dottie Cichon, from the Darwin D. Bearley Antique Ohio Amish Quilts exhibition, currently at the museum.  This exhibit includes over 40 bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt making tradition between 1880 and 1940.  Each quilt in the Bearley Collection also contains a story about its maker, recipient, or the dealer/collector who found each one, and brought them out of Amish homes and into the marketplace.


The exhibit runs through March 15, 2015.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow 


Whimsey House Art Quilt Instructions

January 9, 2015

Here’s a well done tutorial on making a Whimsey House art quilt designed by Jamie Fingal on Bernina’s blog We all Sew.


house quilt

Quilting Hub’s “Find Quilt Shops Worldwide” Easier to Use

January 6, 2015

Quilting Hub has improved their location of worldwide quilt shops.

The result is Find Quilt Shops where you click country, then region/state, then city for a list of click-able shops for the city. Try It Now!

Online Slide Show of Inger Johanne Rasmussen Exhibit & Nihon Vogue Japan Contest

January 3, 2015

In Part Deux are some of the quilts from the Nihon Vogue Japan contest and an overview of the Inger Johanne Rasmussen exhibition. Thank you to Quiltmania magazine for sharing the images.

Click here to see a program from the show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The Quilt Show’s “Legends of Quilting”

December 31, 2014
The Quilt Show has a free gift for us through New Year’s Day:
Spend New Year’s Day with the Legends of Quilting

Enjoy watching some of the greatest names in quilting. Every TQS member can be inspired by the quilting giants on whose shoulders we stand, as we look into quilting’s future. Join us – the view is spectacular from up here!

  So far, I watched Yvonne. Great presentation! I learned about making fun fused faces, how to burn silk edges,  and how she paints on silk.
All the Legend Shows are open through January 1, 2015.
Just click on the name……..

“Imagine this Pasture,” through January 3, 2015, Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island, Illinois

December 29,2014

 I am posting about this exhibit, even though there are only a few more days, because this exhibit sounds like fun!  View the beautiful and whimsical Cow themed quilts created by members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild. The quilters used their imagination, running like a herd on a mission for greener pastures, to create their artwork. Every quilt has a story.



“American Quilts” through June 30, 2015, Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia

December 28, 2014

“American Quilts” is being shown  through June 30, 2015, at the Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.


Twelve of the quilts from Four Centuries of American Quilts, about which I had posted on December 21stare being exhibited.

There is an interesting article with photos about the exhibit in the December 27, 2014, Wall Street Journal.

A sample from the exhibition, A Celebration of Quilts
Photo from Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

“Four Centuries of Quilts The Colonial Williamsburg Collection”

December 21, 2014

Beautifully photographed and well written is Four Centuries of Quilts  The Colonial Williamsburg Collection by Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Smith Ivey.

This excellent reference book published this Fall is taken from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.   There are more than 300  color images and details. The evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.

The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.

Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts.


Some International Quilt Festival 2014 Winning Quilts

December 18, 2014

Here are some examples of the award-winning quilts at International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Innovative Applique Online Slide Show, International Quilt Festival 2014, Houston, Texas


December 7, 2014

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An online Smilebox slide show of Innovative Applique quilts from International Quilt Festival 2014, Houston, Texas, presented by The Quilt Show.  My internet was down for a week and am now up and running.

Dear Jane Retreat Online Slide Show

November 27, 2014
This is a Smilebox slide show from Rosemary Youngs of the Dear Janes, which
starts out with shopping at Yoders, Erica's, and Lollys. The second half is 
of the quilts from show & tell at the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana,                                                                                                                                 this
this month.


Online Slide Show of Rosie Deleon-McCrady’s Redwork

November 22, 2014

Enjoy the  Redwork of Rosie Deleon-McCrady in this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show. 


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Celebrating California’s State Parks with Quilts

November 18, 2014

Cris Rohn Hartman (challenge co-coordinator) has a Smilebox slide show of the California State Park Quilts – 2014 challenge.  A “challenge” was issued to create a quilt depicting a California State Park to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the California State Parks in 2014, and one hundred fifty-six quilts were made. The special exhibit  “Celebrating California’s State Parks” celebrates  two hundred seventy-eight  state parks in California.

 Click on this photo to see the Smilebox presentation:

“Let Me Quilt One More Day,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, through January 4, 2015.

Let Me Quilt One More Day
November 15, 2014
New Exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art:
Let Me Quilt One More Day on through January 4, 2015.

A new exhibit that recently opened at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut,Let Me Quilt One More Day, showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of quilting.

Curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, this exhibit brings together an extraordinary selection of over 40 historical and contemporary quilts ranging from traditional to modern designs and demonstrating both the practical application and artistic range found in this medium.
(Photo: Victoria Findlay-Wolfe with her quilt at NBMAA)

Sewing Room

I can’t resist posting this.  This explains why my studio looks the way it does.

Quilting in China Video

This  link about quilting in China comes courtesy of Bonnie Browning at AQS, who  just visited Keqiao, a district of the city of Shaoxing in Zhejiang province, China. The area is known as the textile capital of China.


“Quilts from the Heartland” Show, Bloomington, Indiana, November 7 & 8, 2014, Bloomington Convention Center

November 3, 2014

The Bloomington Quilter’s Guild of Bloomington, Indiana, is having their triennial  quilt show “Quilts from the Heartland” November 7 and 8, 2014, at the Bloomington Convention Center.  Hours are 9 -6 on Friday and 9 – 5 on Saturday.

More than 200 quilts will be on exhibit at the show and there is an opportunity quilt, treasure shop, vendors, demonstations, and quilt appraisals that will be done on Saturday by American Quilter’s Society certified appraiser of quilted textiles, Caryl Schuetz.  Appointments can be made for appraisals and walk-ins are welcome.

quilt square

Online Pumpkin Quilt Photos

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

The Smilebox presentation by The Quilt Show is all pumpkin quilt photos of quilts made by members of The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“A River of Quilts” Online Slide Show from Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013

October 28, 2014

A River of Quilts was a special exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013.  It was a challenge to the Quilter’s ‘Sew-Ciety’ of Redding.  The challenge was to create a landscape quilt depicting one of the twenty-five designated locations identified along the Sacramento River.  Learn more as you watch the slideshow.  This is a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Fiber Tales” Exhibit, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 – 19, 2014

 October 20, 2014
Very excited.. just dropped off my 2 large pieces to The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)  Opening Night will be SATURDAY November 1st at 5pm  Hope to see you there!!!! Come and explore the things that people can do with FIBER!
My  “Star,”  which was quilted by Cathy Franks, is in the exhibit.
Barbara's Star Lily“Star” by Caryl Schuetz
Come by the opening night reception from 5 to 7PM on Saturday, November 1st, and if you can’t be there, I hope you will come see the exhibit, which is on through November 15, 2014.

“The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 18, 2014

October 16, 2014
The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell exhibit is  through November 18, 2014 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
 With her extensive collection of awards, numerous completed quilts, and knowledgeable books, Pat innovated her way to the top of the quilting world.

One of the most important contributions a quilter can make to their community is growing as a quilter and sharing their experience. She did this through the quilting and appliqué classes she offered over her career, the patterns she designed, and more.

More information about The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell, may be found here.

 Click here to view a brief timeline of her quilting career.

“About Quilt Appraisals” Program at Sugar Creek Quilters’ Guild, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:45pm

October 14, 2014

I will be doing a program About Quilt Appraisals at the Sugar Creek Quilters’ Guild in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 6:45pm.  The meeting is at the Crawfordsville Library located at 205 S. Washington Street.  You all are welcome to come if you are in the area.



“Humorous Quilts: Keeping Us in Stitches” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through December 27, 2014

October 11, 2014
Quilts:  Keeping Us in Stitches is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,through December 27, 2014
 Kelly Gallagher-Abbot – “Woof Meets Warhol”
What makes you laugh? Is it a good joke, a play on words, an off-color innuendo, a riff on something well-known, or slapstick? All of these are represented in the quilts gathered for this exhibition.


Online Slide Show of Past Pacific International Quilt Festivals

October 9, 2014 

The Pacific International Quilt Festival will be in Santa Clara, California, this month. Enjoy some images from previous shows.  The first slideshow has garments from 2013 and the second slideshow is an overview of 2012, and the third represents Japanese quilts from 2013. These are Smilebox presentations from The Quilt Show.

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“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” Exhibit at DAR Museum, Washington DC, through September 5, 2015

October 5, 2014

“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” is showing at the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum in Washington, DC, through September 5, 2015.  The quilts and their makers were from Maryland and Virginia 1790 to 1860. The quilts, made from the finest imported fabrics of the time, reflect the refined taste, style, creativity, and wealth of the women artists.

You can see the exhibit online at: http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/

More info about DAR and the Museum and the exhibit at: http://www.dar.org/museum/exhibitions/current-exhibition


Pieced and Stuffed Medallion Quilt, About 1810 and 1827
Made by Ludwell Harrison Goosley (1754-1813) and her daughters
105.5 in. W x 94 in. L               8-9 stitches per inch
Gift of the Massanutten Chapter (Virginia) Honoring Marian M. Duncan, NSDAR President General (1962-65); Conservation adopted by Carroll Campbell Strickland, Huntsville Chapter, AL, 62.194
Image Credit: NSDAR


Photo is the DAR’s.

More Barbara Brackman Blogs

October 4, 2014

Here are two other blogs by Barbara Brackman: Historically Modern Quilts, Textiles, and Design at: http://historicallymodernquilts.blogspot.com/

and Material Culture at: barbarabrackman.blogspot.com         

in addition to her older ones: Civil War Era Quilt History & Quilt Blocks at:http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/  and 1812 War & Piecing at: http://quilt1812warandpiecing.blogspot.com 



Tutorial for Binding an Inside Corner

September 27, 2014

 Julie Cefalu, on her blog, “The Crafty Quilter,” has a good tutorial for binding an inside corner at http://thecraftyquilter.com/2013/06/how-to-bind-an-inverted-corner/


binding an inside angle

binding an inside anglePhotos are Julie’s.

Link for Making Batiks

September 19, 2014

If you love  batiks like I do, you will enjoy this  You Tube:  Making Moda Batiks in Bali: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDsD5sQOF_A

 Batik Textiles Caribbean Calypso Green Multi - B (100% Cotton Batik)

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014’s Online Slide Show

September 16, 2014
Priscilla Knoble visited the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival and sent these photos to The Quilt Show, which has made this Smilebox presentation.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Costumes from Downton Abbey” Exhibit at Winterthur, Winterthur, Delaware, through January 4, 2015

September 13, 2014


Costumes of Downton Abbey is an  exhibition of exquisite designs from the television series. Forty historically-inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed through January 4, 2015, at Winterthur    in Winterthur, Delaware.


The exhibition  is through  January 4, 2015.

Christmas Tree Table Runner Tutorial

September 10, 2014

Here’s a pretty Christmas tree table runner tutorial at: http://www.sewmamasew.com/2013/07/christmas-in-july-christmas-tree-table-runner/               

designed by Christen on Love by Hand on the  Sewmamasew blog.  As you know, it’s not too early to start on Christmas.


Photo is Sewmamasew’s.


Online Slide Show of Ruth McDowell’s Quilts

September 6, 2014

The 45th Honoree for the Quilters Hall of Fame is  Ruth McDowell.  You can see an exhibit of her quilts on display until September 27, 2014, at the Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana.  Click below to see a slideshow of her work on Smilebox as presented by The Quilt Show.


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Jelly Roll Race 3.0 Quilt Tutorial

August 31, 2014

I’ve posted about the Jelly Roll Race to make some fast, easy, and pretty quilts.  There’s Jelly Roll Race 1, then 2, and now Jelly Roll Race 3.0 has just come out. Jenny of the Missouri Star Quilt Company  has done it again!

NEW MSQC Tutorial: Jelly Roll Race 3.0

Click on: NEW MSQC Tutorial: Jelly Roll Race 3.0

“Scale + Color + Vision” at ArtQuilt Gallery NYC, New York, New York, September 9 – October 18, 2014

August 30, 2014

Scale + Color + Vision is at ArtQuilt Gallery NYC in New York, New York, September 9 – October 18, 2014 

Velda Newman – “Zinnia”

Velda Newman’s quilts, two of which are nine feet in width, will be on display.

 Check here for viewing some of her work:http://www.artquiltgallerynyc.com/The_ArtQuilt_Gallery_NYC/Current.html

ArtQuilt Gallery NYC

Online Slides from “The Festival of Quilts: Birmingham Quilt Show 2014,” Birmingham, United Kingdom

August 25, 2014

 Lea McComas sent a few photos from the  Birmingham Quilt show to The Quilt Show, who presents these slides on Smilebox.

 Go to Okan Arts blog by Patricia Belyea  to see more: click here.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Quilt Tutorials by Christa Watson

August 20, 2014

Christa Watson has some great tutorials for quilts on her blog “Christa Quilts” at:  http://christaquilts.com/christas-free-eq7-downloads/

Here is one where she uses one  jelly roll: http://christaquilts.com/christas-quilts-the-jolly-jelly-roll-quilt/

Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

Online Slide Show of Faculty Quilts from Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014, Sisters, Oregon

August 19, 2014

Here are faculty quilts from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, this summer.  The slide show is a Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Caryl Bryer Fallert Exhibit, Now through September 21, 2014, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

August 13, 2014

Caryl Bryer Fallert’s exhibit, “30 Quilts for 30 Years”, is at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego through September 21, 2014. http://visionsartmuseum.org/
If you are in California or plan to travel there, be sure to check it out.

Bradford Fantasy by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Bradford1/BradfordFantasy1.html
Feathers in the Wind #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/FeathersInTheWind2/FeathersInTheWind2.htm
Spirogyra #5 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Spirogyra5/Spirogyra5.html
Cosmic Feathers by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/CosmicFeathers1/CosmicFeathers1.html
Corona #3: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Corona3/Corona3.html

International Machine Quilter’s Showcase 2014 Winners with Photos

August 10, 2014

International Machine Quilter’s Showcase 2014’s winners are at: http://www.mqsshow.org/mqs2014

Click HERE to see the list with images

Fly Away Butterflies

   Charlotte Hickman, “Fly Away Butterflies”

Penny Sisto Exhibit at Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana, October 24 – January 10, 2015

August 6, 2014

I just learned that Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana, will have an exhibit of Penny Sisto’s work beginning October 24, 2014,  through January 10, 2015.   www.carnegiecenter.org

I love her work, and  have her “Madonna and Child,” which I acquired many years ago. I see  the compassion in their quilted eyes and  feel the warmth of their spirit… just as Sisto said on her web site about some owners of her quilts seeing and feeling.

Penny’s web site is http://www.pennysisto.com, where you can see photos of her work in her gallery section.  You may see the compassion in their quilted eyes and feel the warmth of their spirit, too. This photo is of  “Turquoise Belt,” one of her pieces from the Heartbeat 2011 series.

“Kaffe Fasset: 50 Years in Colour” at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, through September 27, 2014, Aberdeen City, Scotland

August 6, 2014

The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum in Aberdeen City, Scotland, have an exhibit of Kaffe Fassett’s work through September 27, 2014.

Click on: Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

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Nancy Rink’s Quilts Stolen from her Home

August 1, 2014
Quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist, Nancy Rink, has had virtually all of her quilts stolen right out of her studio in Bakersfield, California, some time between 5:00 PM Friday 7/25 and 9:00 AM Monday 7/28. 

Nancy’s quilts are her livelihood and as she says, “I have trunk shows booked at guilds and it makes it very difficult to give a trunk show without my quilts. ” 

Nancy has posted images of the main quilts stolen here (there are probably more) just in case you see or hear of anything. Please call the BPD 661-327-7111 or 661-852-7850 if you see or hear anything suspicious.

Nancy is also offering a $1000 reward for whoever facilitates the return of her quilts.  As Reported by The Quilt Show

“Evolutions: Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge” at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, July 31 – October 28, 2014

July 31, 2014

Evolutions:  Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge is  at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from July 31 – October 28, 2014


 Barbara Yates Beasley – “Amani”

   The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenged quilters and fiber artists to consider these questions “Where have you been? Where are you going? Where are you now?” and create a quilt inspired by the theme Evolutions.

Info: https://www.rmqm.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits


Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Online Slide Presentation of Janet Stone’s Quilts

July 25, 2014

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of Janet Stone’s quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Patchwork Trails: Barn Quilts – More in Northern Ohio

July 19, 2014

I have posted many times about the wonderful barn quilts.  Here are more in northern Ohio: www.visitloraincounty.com/business/patchwork-trails   where you can get a route map and other info.


 Patchwork Trails

 Lorain County in northern Ohio is combining and embracing agricultural history with the beauty of a hand-made quilt. Follow the route to enjoy viewing an array of colorful and unique barn quilts that are replicas of traditional quilt squares. The quilt patterns, names, and origins all have some type of political, patriotic, and historical significance.

Here are just a few.

  • Acorn at Common Ground

    • in Oberlin

    Americana at Days of Yore

    in Wellington
  • Arrow Block at Gott Barn
    in New London
  • Bowtie at McConnell Farm

    in Wellington

Machine Free Motion Quilting Designs Tutorials

July 16, 2014

Lori Kennedy has helpful and well done tutorials for her machine free motion quilting designs on her blog The Inbox Jaunt at http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/   


Free Motion Quilt Apple

“Hands All Around 2013” Exhibit Photos Online

July 11, 2014

The International Quilt Festival web site  has photos of the “Hands All Around 2013”  exhibit quilts at: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf14/gallery.php?id=001

You can click on the thumbprint to enlarge the thirty-four photos.

“Light in the Woods” by Karen Spencer

“Contemporary MASSters II” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through July 30, 2014

Contemporary MASSters II is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,

through July 30, 2014


Barbara Lydecker Crane – “Tree and Leaf”

The New England Quilt Museum is featuring quilts from its permanent collection made by contemporary Massachusetts quilt artists.


New England Quilt Museum

“MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through September 9, 2014

MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration through September 9, 2014
Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration is made up of extraordinary quilts from many of the most respected contemporary quilters. The majority of these quiltmakers began making quilts in the 1980s. These quilts are examples of the innovators works of our time.
The exhibit was created to honor Meredith Schroeder’s induction into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, as she, too, believes in the possibilities of quiltmaking.
For more information about MasterPieces, click here.
“Allegretto” by Katie Pasquini Masopust



















“Circle the Date” by Libby Lehman

“Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through October 24, 2014

June 29, 2014

Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is  at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until  October 24, 2014 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”

Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition.  She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation.  She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.


Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

“Patchwork of History” Online Quilt Exhibit

June 27, 2014

Patchwork of History was a special event of quilts past and present from Switzerland County, Indiana’s quilt makers, to celebrate Vevay-Switzerland County’s Bicentennial. The Switzerland County Historical Society has images of the eighty quilts online at: http://www.switzcomuseums.org/Patchwork-of-History.html

Click on any image to see the larger quilt or the slide show of them.

Online Quilts from AQS Paducah, Kentucky, Show 2014

June 24, 2014

Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo.  These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.

Blogger Photos from “Quilts and Color” Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L'” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!

The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014.  I posted about it on  March 15, 2014.

http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection  is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.


Festival Gallery Online of Some “In Full Bloom” Quilts, 2014 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the  International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy.  You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014.  Go to:  http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001

“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton

The Quilt Show: Free Episode of Cynthia England’s Piecing Technique & No Handwork Sleeve Application

June 14, 2014

Today and tomorrow only (June 14 & 15), The Quilt Show has a free episode #1412 “I can’t believe it’s pieced.” for you to view.  The quilt artist is Cynthia England demonstrating her unique paper piecing technique and also (the best) a no  handwork sleeve application that is just what those of us who hate to hand stitch sleeves can use.  I’ve got to try this! 

Wendy Mammatah is also interviewed  on the program.


If you just want to see the sleeve demo, go to 28:20.  (See the chapters listed on the right side of the screen.)

The Quilt Show is a weekly online program featuring  quilt makers hosted by Alex Anderson  and Ricky Tims, to which you can join and view the programs  of your membership time frame. You can always go back even if you don’t continue membership and see those programs forever for which you had paid.


Online Exhibit of “Posing with Pathwork Quilts in Photographs: 1855 – 1955”

June 10, 2014

The photographs in this online exhibition come from the collection of Janet Finley, author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Her collection of nearly 1,000 photographs documents the use of quilts in photography from its early days through the 1950s. The online photographs are from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collections:  http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html[/

You can also see the online photos on youtube, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1fS5_dl0Q#t=72[/

Gallery Guide


“Quilts: The New Geometry” at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, Texas, through July 6, 2014

Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry  at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas.  For more information:  http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php

Petition on Facebook for Smithsonian to Show their Quilt Collection

June 3, 2014
This is a petition requesting the American History Museum in Washington DC to display some of the quilts in their collection. You can show  your support by going to this Facebook site:

Please share the collection of quilts in the Smithsonian Museums collection in a large display and or increase the opportunity for the public to see them. If you display them we’ll come. A quilt show at the American history museum is long overdue.

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Quilt Making Calculation Information and Instructions on Lily Street Quilts Web Site

June 1, 2014

Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site.  Here are the locations for each:





The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday through Saturday

May 27, 2014
I will be appraising quilts Friday and Saturday at the Expo.  Come by if you are in the area!
Caryl Schuetz
The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Register To Attend Today!
Plan on attending!

Mark your calendar! Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is coming to the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana for the very first time May 29, 30, 31, 2014. All the information is on line now at www.sewingexpo.com 
The Expo features three exciting days filled with high-quality workshops, classes, aisles of quilts on display, quilt appraisals, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers from across the country and much, much more.

The display galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to inspire experts and beginners alike. The spectacular displays feature the finest work by renown quilters.


Online Collection from Pat L. Nickols Collection, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, & Log Cabin Quilts Exhibit through July 3, 2014

May 27, 2014
The three hundred fifty quilts from the Pat L. Nickols Collection are now photographed and available for viewing online! Go to Collections page to browse the Pat L. Nickols Quilt Collection.   Click on the quilt to go to the page with larger photo and info about that quilt.
Check here to see quilts from the Museum’s log cabin quilts exhibit: http://www.mingei.org/exhibition/log-cabin-quilts-from-the-pat-l-nickols-collection/

Online Slide Show Part One of “Distortion” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

May 21, 2014

“Distortion” is a special exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, on through June 24, 2014.  I posted about it on April 21, 2014.

This Smilebox slide presentation of a few of the quilts is from The Quilt Show  Part 1 of the exhibit:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

Colonial Revival Quilt Study Exhibit, The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana, through July 19, 2014

May 17, 2014

A Colonial Revival Quilt Study exhibit  is  at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, in the  Marie Webster house through July 19, 2014.  A few of the quilts in the exhibit are  full size quilts based on Marie’s patterns which are with the study quilts.
You can see photos of twenty-eight of these  quilts  at the American Quilt Study Group’s site:


2012 Quilt Study

“Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined,” Exhibit May 19 – June 27, 2014, Fishers Town Hall, Fishers, Indiana

May 10, 2014

Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined  of Judy Ireland’s works, will be at the Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, from May 19 through June 27, 2014.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, New to Indianapolis, Indiana, May 29 – 31, 2014

May 6, 2014

The   Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, to Indianapolis Marriott East located at 7202 East 21st Street . For information about the show, see: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN.aspx   Hours are 10am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday.

To see what quilt exhibits will be at the show: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/DisplayGallery.aspx

The free (with admission) half hour stage presentations during the show are listed at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents/StagePresentations.aspx     Mine is “Depression Era Quilts” at 3:15 on Saturday. The web site info about it is in error.

Classes are at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/ClassDescriptions.aspx  and Features & Events: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents.aspx

I will be doing appraisals at the show on Friday and Saturday.

Part of SAQA’s “Deux” Exhibit

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” through June 7, 2014, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York

April 30, 2014

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,”  is at  Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014.  You can view some of the quilts  at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles

Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual                                                                                            Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal

American, cotton, fourth quarter 19th century, 80h x 80w in.



Photo is the Gallery’s.

For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810  to 1940.  Laura Fisher is curator.

“Distortion” at National Quilt Museum through June 24, 2014



Waterlily or Butterfly Ensemble by Karin Pfunder

The National Quilt Museum is proud to present Distortion from the European Patchwork Meeting. This phenomenal exhibit is the result of an international contest featuring over forty quilt artists from around the world.
For more information, click here.
For the official Press Release, click here.

Cotton Fabrics Made in the USA

April 16, 2014
Good news that cotton fabric is being made again in the US.
The fabric is not just made here,
it’s GROWN here!

The cotton fabric industry, once a vibrant sector of America’s economy, is returning
to United States’ soil.  26 brilliant colors of American Made Brand fabrics start in
the cotton field and end on the bolt.

Find the shade you love in 100% cotton fabric that is 100% made in America. Support American-made fabric—from the ground up!


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