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

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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:
https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/congratulations-to-our-2015-
quiltcon-winners/

 

“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

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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.

http://weallsew.com/2014/10/09/how-to-make-a-whimsy-house-art-quilt/

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.

http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/art-museums/rockefeller-museum/celebration-quilts/

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.

http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4e4445314e4449354e7a4d3d0d0a&sb=1&noFlash=true&showDesktopVideo=true

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.

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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.

http://www.china.org.cn/video/2010-10/22/content_21178115.htm

“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.

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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
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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

 
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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.

1800s-log-cabin

 

“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.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

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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 

 

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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.

 http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1139

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

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