November 29, 2016
The November gallery exhibit at QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon, consists of small and miniature quilts.
See the Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow:
November 29, 2016
The November gallery exhibit at QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon, consists of small and miniature quilts.
See the Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 29, 2016
Viewers’ Choice at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month was Lone Star Explores Space by Peter Hayward.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 20, 2016
Best of Show winner was Cynthia England’s “Reflections of Cape Town” at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 19, 2016
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
This annual exhibition features contemporary art quilts.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 12, 2016
November 6, 2016
Never tear out stitches again with paper piecing. Weallsew.com has a good tutorial at:
Here is a paper piecing tutorial if you are new to using this technique: http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/tag/paper-piecing-tutorial/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 7, 2016
October 28, 2016
Abstractions and Reflections will be at Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
November 1 – 30, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 28, 2016
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.
Photos are the Art Center’s.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 21, 2016
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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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 11, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 7, 2016
September 23, 2016
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 was September 16 – 18. You can see the winners at:
Best Wall Quilt: Waratah by Melinda Bula
Third Place: The Couple by Eve Vallorani
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 23, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 14, 2016
And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 11, 2016
September 5, 2016
Release by Doria Goocher
The Firebird by Sheree Rasmussen
Throughout history, women have had to balance responsibilities to community, home, and family while pursuing other interests, jobs, or careers. This exhibit celebrates women both throughout history and today.
Photos of quilts from the SAQA: Balancing Act exhibit can be seen at : http://quilts.com/quilt-gallery.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 5, 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
This exhibition explores how New York City artists interpret their environment.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 28, 2016
August 19, 2016
The 2016 World Quilt Competition New England in Manchester, New Hampshire, is August 18 – 20, 2016.
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/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 19, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 12, 2016
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
Silk Road Sampler
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 6, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 29, 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
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 24, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 19, 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
Photos from Okanarts.com
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 17, 2016
July 8, 2016
To Dye For will be at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016
This exhibition features works by artists Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, and Jeannie Palmer Moore.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 8, 2016
July 3, 2016
For celebration of the Fourth of July, here are some patriotic quilts from TheQuiltShow by Smilebox:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 3, 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
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 24, 2016
June 15, 2016
Here is a tutorial by Sharon Pederson on how to add a border to an already completed quilt from TheQuiltShow:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 15, 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
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 11, 2016
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 7, 2016
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!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 5, 2016
May 28, 2016
Quilting Impressionist Landscapes is at Ana Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016
This solo exhibition features art quilts by artist Noriko Endo.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 28, 2016
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/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 22, 2016
May 15, 2016
Cultural Red is at Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 15, 2016
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 6, 2016
May 1, 2016
Fantasies in Fiber & Beads will be at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016
Larkin Jean Van Horn Cordelia
This exhibition features art quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and beaded fiber sculpture by Larkin Jean Van Horn.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 1, 2016
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 25, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 24, 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 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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 15, 2016
April 3, 2016
McKIM STUDIOS has a RUBY SHORT McKIM REVIVAL!
Photo is McKim Studio’s
Download Free Patterns at:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 3, 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.
Here is a video about Kaffe’s quilts and use of color from The Quilt Show:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 27, 2016
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 18, 2016
March 7, 2016
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March 13, 2016
Ann Harwell’s wonderful quilts are on this Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 13, 2016
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
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 2, 2016
February 27, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 27, 2016
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 14, 2016
February 9, 2016
Here are photos of quilts from the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.
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/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 10, 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:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 31, 2016
January 24, 2016
Jane Hall’s quilts are in this Smilebox slideshow that is presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 24, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 17, 2016
More information is at: http://quiltmuseum.org/visit/current-exhibits/#e2
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 12, 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
This exhibition features 25 quilts made by members of Modern Quilt Guilds from around the country.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 8, 2016
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.
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.
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 31, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 24, 2015
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.
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 15, 2015
December 11, 2015
Quilts Japan will be at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 6 – May 1, 2016
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 11, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 6, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 27, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 21, 2015
The only other American museum to host the exhibit will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in the Spring of 2016.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 15, 2015
|The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present
When and Where:
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 10, 2015
Make Your Mark: Dream is at The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana, through November 20, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 6, 2015
November 4, 2015
The Smilebox slide presentation of the International Quilt Festival 2015’s winners is from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 4, 2015
October 30, 2015
30 Quilts for 30 Years is at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 30, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 25, 2015
October 18, 2015
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/
Opportunity Quilt: You can purchase tickets for a chance to win this quilt at the show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 18, 2015
October 14, 2015
Enjoy the studio, work, and play of Carrie Bloomston, a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 14, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 6, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 26, 2015
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!
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=
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 18, 2015
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.
You can see photos of the quilts at:<http://museum.msu.edu/museum/tes/ConscienceMandela/ConscienceMandela-1.htm>
Windows of Reflections by Harriette Alford Meriwether
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 17, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 12, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 6, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 3, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 30, 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.
Go to Julie’s classroom for more tips, tricks, & techniques.
The videos are sponsored by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 25, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 21, 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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 14, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 30, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 23, 2015
July 15, 2015
The Quilt Show presents quilts by Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley in a Smilebox slide show:
Renae’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!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 15, 2015
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!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 12, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 6, 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
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.
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 26, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 15, 2015
June 30, 2015
Carol A. Sinnreich’s beautiful art quilts are in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 12, 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.
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 6, 2015
June 5, 2015
Here is the Smilebox Part III slide show from The Quilt Show of even more winning quilts from Spring Market 2015:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 5, 2015
June 3, 2015
A World of Beauty exhibit by International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas. Smile box slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 3, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 25, 2015
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 .
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 22, 2015
Where to see all the MQSC’s tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 22, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 16, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 9, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015
Here are some of the AQS Paducah 2015 winners from The Quilt Show on Smilebox:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 29, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 24, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 19, 2015
April 13, 2015
Barbara Shapel’s works are shown on this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 13, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 5, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 29, 2015
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.
I will be using this technique in my next quilt. I love it!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 21, 2015
Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show
Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 14, 2015
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.
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.
The winners of the 2015 Quilt Con's Modern Quilt Guild quilts are shown at: https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/congratulations-to-our-2015-
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 8, 2015
Photo is the Museum’s.
Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures is at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through April 7, 2015.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 5, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 1, 2015
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 22, 2015
February 15, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 15, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 7, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 31, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 27, 2015
January 24, 2015
Contemporary quilters look to the past for inspiration; the Museum’s new exhibit for 2015 showcases work from the book 500 Traditional Quilts. “Selections From the Book 500 Traditional Quilts” features thirty-six works included in the recent release, which was juried by Museum co-founder Karey Bresenhan.
The exhibit will fill all three galleries in the Museum with contemporary quilts featuring traditional patterns, techniques, styles, and quilting methods that harken back to the earliest days of the art form. “Selections From the Book 500 Traditional Quilts” will be on view until March 29, 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.
Current exhibit at Texas Quilt Museum: http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 24, 2015
January 16, 2015
Ocean Waves, c. 1920
Photo Credit: Darwin D. Bearley
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 16, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 9, 2015
January 6, 2015
Quilting Hub has improved their location of worldwide quilt shops.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 6, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 3, 2015
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!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 31, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 28, 2014
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 21st, are being exhibited.
There is an interesting article with photos about the exhibit in the December 27, 2014, Wall Street Journal.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 28, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 21, 2014
December 18, 2014
Here are some examples of the award-winning quilts at International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, Texas.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 19, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 7, 2014
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. http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4e4445314e4449354e7a4d3d0d0a&sb=1&noFlash=true&showDesktopVideo=true
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 27, 2014
November 22, 2014
Enjoy the Redwork of Rosie Deleon-McCrady in this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 22, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 18, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 15, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 11, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 8, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 3, 2014
October 31, 2014
The Smilebox presentation by The Quilt Show is all pumpkin quilt photos of quilts made by members of The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 31, 2014
|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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 28, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 20, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 16, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 14, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 11, 2014
|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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 9, 2014
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 5, 2014
October 4, 2014
Here are two other blogs by Barbara Brackman: Historically Modern Quilts, Textiles, and Design at: http://historicallymodernquilts.blogspot.com/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 4, 2014
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/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 27, 2014
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 19, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 16, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 12, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 10, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 6, 2014
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!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 31, 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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 30, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 25, 2014
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/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 20, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 19, 2014
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 13, 2014
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
Charlotte Hickman, “Fly Away Butterflies”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 10, 2014