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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 22, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 22, 2015
May 16, 2015
Here are Lea McComas’ quilts in Smilebox slides presented by The Quilt Show
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
- RICKY AND LUCY by Nancy Sterett Martin and Karen Sistek
- The winners from the American Quilter’s Society Show in Paducah 2015 can be seen here: http://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/paducah-winners-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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This 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.
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.
Photo is McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Blog
I will be using this technique in my next quilt. I love it!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 21, 2015
March 14, 2015
Quilt Con 2015’s quilts in the “use of negative space” category
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.
Deconstructed Lone Star by Amy Struckmeyer
The winners of the 2015 Quilt Con's Modern Quilt Guild quilts are shown at:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 8, 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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 5, 2015
The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of more quilts from Road to California 2015 Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 1, 2015
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February 15, 2015
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 15, 2015
February 7, 2015
These are slides of Lynette Anderson’s work as a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show:
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
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.
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 24, 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.
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.
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!
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.
Click here to see a program from the show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 3, 2015
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……..
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.
Photo from Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
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
December 7, 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
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.
Click on this photo to see the Smilebox presentation:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 18, 2014
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)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 15, 2014
|I can’t resist posting this. This explains why my studio looks the way it does.
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
October 20, 2014
My “Star,” which was quilted by Cathy Franks, is in the exhibit.
“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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 20, 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.
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
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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 25, 2015
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.
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
Photo is the DAR’s.
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/
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
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/
Photos are Julie’s.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 27, 2014