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
“Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK,” James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, through February 21, 2016
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” Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
|The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present
When and Where:
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” The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, through November 20, 2015
Make Your Mark: Dream is at The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana, through November 20, 2015
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
“A Stitch in Time” Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc.’s Quilt Show, October 23 – 24, 2015, Westfield, Indiana
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
“Quilts of Southwest China” September 27 – April 30, 2016, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
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
“Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela,” through January 31, 2016, Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
September 17, 2015
Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela; there are fifty-nine quilts in this traveling exhibit made by United States and South Africa quilt artists; originally shown in July 2014 at the international Quilt Conference Africa in Johannesburg. Circulated by the Michigan State University Museum, these pieces reflect the ways in which Nelson Mandela touched individual lives and changed a nation.
The exhibit is at Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, until January 31, 2016.
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
September 3, 2015
Sometimes we need to machine apply binding; here Julie Cefalu shows us how.
Part 3: http://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/23722-julie-s-tips-tricks-techniques-binding-3?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015_08_31_Newsletter_2&inf_contact_key=61d89ab8791f71e8b1b9ebf30375e683155ef0b9048fad279e26024401f5cfab
This tutorial is presented by The Quilt Show. thequiltshow.com
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 3, 2015
“To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor,” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 11, 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
“Seasonal Palette,” J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, through October 4, 2015
August 14, 2015
Seasonal Palette is at J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas, through October 4, 2015
Barbara Confer – “Canopy”
Thirty-seven artists were selected to create art quilts celebrating the seasons. The resulting pieces, all sized at 78” tall and 32” wide, create a unique exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color, and masterful design.
J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A & M: http://uart.tamu.edu/visit-stark
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
“Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, July 2 – September 27, 2015
June 26, 2015
Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content will be at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas
July 2 – September 27, 2015
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
“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots, Contemporary Art” through August 30, 2015, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
June 22, 2015
“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots, Contemporary Art” is at the Susquehanna Art
Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through August 30, 2015.
This exhibit showcases twenty historic quilts drawn from the
Pilgrim/Roy collection and the LancasterHistory.org collection. Twenty quilts are
from these contemporary artists — Jan Myers-Newbury,
Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Nancy Crow, Michael James, Dominie Nash, Betty Busby,
Paula Kovarik, Kathy Loomis, Judy Kirpich, Eleanor McCain, Pat Pauly, Sue
Benner, Terrie Mangat, Elin Noble, Jane Sassaman, Barbara Watler, Dorothy
Caldwell, Fran Skiles, Ginny Smith, and Dinah Sargeant.
Susquehanna Art Museum’s site is http://www.sqart.org
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
“19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, through October 4, 2015
June 13, 2015
At the Indiana State Museum, a special exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past, opened June 13, featuring a collection of contemporary and historic quilts and will run through October 4, 2015.
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 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
“Stitch in Time: Quilt Conservation” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9am – 3pm
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
“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” at DAR Museum, Washington DC, through September 5, 2015
May 25, 2015
The DAR Museum in Washington DC’s current exhibit is Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia,” which is on through September 5, 2015. These quilts are masterpieces that date from 1790 to 1860.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 25, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 24, 2015
“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.
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
“Antique Nine Patch Quilt Collection” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through May 19, 2015
March 29, 2015
Young Man’s Fancy c. 1900
The National Quilt Museum’s curator, Judy Schwender, sought an exemplary collection of traditional nine patch quilts. The Antique Nine Patch quilt collection is an excellent complement to the modern twist New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Nine Patch, which is at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Each antique quilt sets apart as a unique identifier of the various ways a nine patch quilt is pieced and quilted.
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
“Unraveling Identity” at George Washington University The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, March 21 through August 24, 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
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “Color in Motion” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through April 8, 2015
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 27, 2015
“Selections From the Book 500 Traditional Quilts,” Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, through March 29, 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
“Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through March 15, 2015
January 16, 2015
Ocean Waves, c. 1920
Photo Credit: Darwin D. Bearley
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
“Let Me Quilt One More Day,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, 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.
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
“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.
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
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 28, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 20, 2014
“The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 18, 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
“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.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 14, 2014
“Humorous Quilts: Keeping Us in Stitches” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through December 27, 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
“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
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
“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
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
“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Caryl Bryer Fallert Exhibit, Now through September 21, 2014, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
August 13, 2014
Caryl Bryer Fallert’s exhibit, “30 Quilts for 30 Years”, is at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego through September 21, 2014. http://visionsartmuseum.org/
If you are in California or plan to travel there, be sure to check it out.
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
Penny Sisto Exhibit at Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana, October 24 – January 10, 2015
August 6, 2014
I just learned that Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana, will have an exhibit of Penny Sisto’s work beginning October 24, 2014, through January 10, 2015. www.carnegiecenter.org
I love her work, and have her “Madonna and Child,” which I acquired many years ago. I see the compassion in their quilted eyes and feel the warmth of their spirit… just as Sisto said on her web site about some owners of her quilts seeing and feeling.
Penny’s web site is http://www.pennysisto.com, where you can see photos of her work in her gallery section. You may see the compassion in their quilted eyes and feel the warmth of their spirit, too. This photo is of “Turquoise Belt,” one of her pieces from the Heartbeat 2011 series.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 6, 2014
“Kaffe Fasset: 50 Years in Colour” at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, through September 27, 2014, Aberdeen City, Scotland
August 6, 2014
The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum in Aberdeen City, Scotland, have an exhibit of Kaffe Fassett’s work through September 27, 2014.
Click on: Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 6, 2014
|August 1, 2014|
|Quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist, Nancy Rink, has had virtually all of her quilts stolen right out of her studio in Bakersfield, California, some time between 5:00 PM Friday 7/25 and 9:00 AM Monday 7/28.
Nancy’s quilts are her livelihood and as she says, “I have trunk shows booked at guilds and it makes it very difficult to give a trunk show without my quilts. ”
Nancy has posted images of the main quilts stolen here (there are probably more) just in case you see or hear of anything. Please call the BPD 661-327-7111 or 661-852-7850 if you see or hear anything suspicious.
Nancy is also offering a $1000 reward for whoever facilitates the return of her quilts. As Reported by The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 1, 2014
“Evolutions: Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge” at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, July 31 – October 28, 2014
July 31, 2014
Evolutions: Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge is at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from July 31 – October 28, 2014
Barbara Yates Beasley – “Amani”
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenged quilters and fiber artists to consider these questions “Where have you been? Where are you going? Where are you now?” and create a quilt inspired by the theme Evolutions.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 31, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 25, 2014
July 19, 2014
I have posted many times about the wonderful barn quilts. Here are more in northern Ohio: www.visitloraincounty.com/business/patchwork-trails where you can get a route map and other info.
Lorain County in northern Ohio is combining and embracing agricultural history with the beauty of a hand-made quilt. Follow the route to enjoy viewing an array of colorful and unique barn quilts that are replicas of traditional quilt squares. The quilt patterns, names, and origins all have some type of political, patriotic, and historical significance.
Here are just a few.
Acorn at Common Ground
Americana at Days of Yorein Wellington
Arrow Block at Gott Barnin New London
Bowtie at McConnell Farmin Wellington
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 19, 2014
July 16, 2014
Lori Kennedy has helpful and well done tutorials for her machine free motion quilting designs on her blog The Inbox Jaunt at http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 16, 2014
July 11, 2014
The International Quilt Festival web site has photos of the “Hands All Around 2013” exhibit quilts at: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf14/gallery.php?id=001
You can click on the thumbprint to enlarge the thirty-four photos.
|“Light in the Woods” by Karen Spencer|
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 11, 2014
“Contemporary MASSters II” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through July 30, 2014
Contemporary MASSters II is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,
through July 30, 2014
Barbara Lydecker Crane – “Tree and Leaf”
The New England Quilt Museum is featuring quilts from its permanent collection made by contemporary Massachusetts quilt artists.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 5, 2014
“MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through September 9, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 3, 2014
“Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through October 24, 2014
June 29, 2014
Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until October 24, 2014
Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”
Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition. She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation. She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 29, 2014
June 27, 2014
Patchwork of History was a special event of quilts past and present from Switzerland County, Indiana’s quilt makers, to celebrate Vevay-Switzerland County’s Bicentennial. The Switzerland County Historical Society has images of the eighty quilts online at: http://www.switzcomuseums.org/Patchwork-of-History.html
Click on any image to see the larger quilt or the slide show of them.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 27, 2014
June 24, 2014
Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo. These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.
This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 24, 2014
June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L'” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!
The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014. I posted about it on March 15, 2014.
http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 20, 2014
Festival Gallery Online of Some “In Full Bloom” Quilts, 2014 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy. You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014. Go to: http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001
“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 17, 2014
The Quilt Show: Free Episode of Cynthia England’s Piecing Technique & No Handwork Sleeve Application
June 14, 2014
Today and tomorrow only (June 14 & 15), The Quilt Show has a free episode #1412 “I can’t believe it’s pieced.” for you to view. The quilt artist is Cynthia England demonstrating her unique paper piecing technique and also (the best) a no handwork sleeve application that is just what those of us who hate to hand stitch sleeves can use. I’ve got to try this!
Wendy Mammatah is also interviewed on the program.
If you just want to see the sleeve demo, go to 28:20. (See the chapters listed on the right side of the screen.)
The Quilt Show is a weekly online program featuring quilt makers hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, to which you can join and view the programs of your membership time frame. You can always go back even if you don’t continue membership and see those programs forever for which you had paid.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 14, 2014
June 10, 2014
The photographs in this online exhibition come from the collection of Janet Finley, author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Her collection of nearly 1,000 photographs documents the use of quilts in photography from its early days through the 1950s. The online photographs are from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collections: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html[/
You can also see the online photos on youtube, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1fS5_dl0Q#t=72[/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 10, 2014
Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas. For more information: http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 8, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 3, 2014
June 1, 2014
Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site. Here are the locations for each:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 2, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 27, 2014
Online Collection from Pat L. Nickols Collection, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, & Log Cabin Quilts Exhibit through July 3, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 27, 2014
May 21, 2014
“Distortion” is a special exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, on through June 24, 2014. I posted about it on April 21, 2014.
This Smilebox slide presentation of a few of the quilts is from The Quilt Show Part 1 of the exhibit:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 21, 2014
Colonial Revival Quilt Study Exhibit, The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana, through July 19, 2014
May 17, 2014
A Colonial Revival Quilt Study exhibit is at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, in the Marie Webster house through July 19, 2014. A few of the quilts in the exhibit are full size quilts based on Marie’s patterns which are with the study quilts.
You can see photos of twenty-eight of these quilts at the American Quilt Study Group’s site:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 17, 2014
“Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined,” Exhibit May 19 – June 27, 2014, Fishers Town Hall, Fishers, Indiana
May 10, 2014
Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined of Judy Ireland’s works, will be at the Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, from May 19 through June 27, 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 10, 2014
May 6, 2014
The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, to Indianapolis Marriott East located at 7202 East 21st Street . For information about the show, see: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN.aspx Hours are 10am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday.
To see what quilt exhibits will be at the show: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/DisplayGallery.aspx
The free (with admission) half hour stage presentations during the show are listed at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents/StagePresentations.aspx Mine is “Depression Era Quilts” at 3:15 on Saturday. The web site info about it is in error.
Classes are at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/ClassDescriptions.aspx and Features & Events: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents.aspx
I will be doing appraisals at the show on Friday and Saturday.
Part of SAQA’s “Deux” Exhibit
Posted by woodhavenstudio on May 6, 2014
“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” through June 7, 2014, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York
April 30, 2014
“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” is at Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014. You can view some of the quilts at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles
Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal
Photo is the Gallery’s.
For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810 to 1940. Laura Fisher is curator.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 30, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 21, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 16, 2014
April 15, 2014
How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.
On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community.
It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days.
On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win.
The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 15, 2014
|April 13, 2014|
The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 12, 2014
April 10, 2014
Tula Pink is featured on The Quilt Show and they have made a Smilebox presentation from her colorful world.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 10, 2014
“Quilt Detectives” at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North April 4, 2014, Prime Life, Carmel, Indiana
April 4, 2014
“Quilt Detectives” will be presented at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana, Friday, April 4, 2014, by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz. The program is at Prime Life at 1:00PM.
Come and be a quilt detective with Caryl as we examine antique quilts to determine how old they are as well as other information about each quilt that members bring to show and share.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 4, 2014
“Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin” at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, April 3 – June 29, 2014
April 1, 2014
Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014
Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”
This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 1, 2014
March 29, 2014
The 2014 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show winners are at: http://www.ihqs.org/2014-ihqs-winners-3/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 29, 2014
March 24, 2014
Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts
Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana through July 27, 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 24, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 20, 2014
“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” April 6 – July 27, 2014, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
March 15, 2014
“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” will be at the Boston Museum of Fine Art from April 6 through July 27, 2014, showing sixty distinctive quilts. More at: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color You can preview some of the quilts in the exhibit on that page. Look down the page and click on preview.
I’ll be able to get to see this exhibit!
Here’s a You Tube video by the curator, Pam Parmal, and Gerald Roy, the collector, about the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizX5PBHflw&feature=youtu.be
And a You Tube video with Jennifer Swope, curator, about the Amish snails’ trail that is a part of the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBxp6_TwEI.
Another write up about the exhibit: http://artsfuse.org/104366/fuse-visual-arts-review-quilts-and-color-far-from-folk-and-perhaps-beyond-art/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 15, 2014
Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex, New York, New York, March 15 – July 6, 2014
Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition will be at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in New York, New York, from March 15 – July 6, 2014
Beth Carney – “Chasms 16: Under the Stars”
The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 11, 2014
March 8, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s. The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 2, 2014
February 25, 2014
We just love the patchwork logo from the Sochi Winter Olympics! You can go to this tutorial to make a table runner with the design that was inspired by the Olympics’ logo on Patchwork Posse’s blog: http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/table-runner-tutorial-sochi-olymipcs-inspired/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
Here’s another video about the Sochi Winter Olympics logo designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zlp7vDSuEwThe photos about the designs starts at 2:03 on the video. My earlier post about the designs is from January 28, 2014.
Posters for the Games
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 22, 2014
February 18, 2014
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has online exhibits of their past museum exhibits. Click on “View the exhibit” at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/
Iespecially like the one with photos of people and quilts in the photos: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 18, 2014
February 12, 2014
The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:
Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 12, 2014
February 9, 2014
Police are hopeful of finding the murderer of Cathy Zimmer, San Jose, California, whose murder occurred twenty-five years ago, through a mystery quilt that was covering her body. The quilt did not belong to anyone in the family and no one knowing the victim recognized the quilt either.
Mrs. Zimmer, who was thirty-eight, disappeared on March 8, 1989, in San Jose, and her body covered by the quilt, was found a couple of days later on the floor in the back seat of her car.
The article appeared in a couple of locations. Here is the one I read today:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut, is a quilt maker, too. I have posted about her before.
While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that returned to earth with her. Her block will be combined with blocks that other quitlers have made to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Karen Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 6, 2014
Nice Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:
To see a list of her tutorials, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo
I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU
with almost a million views.
Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released, check out the video by clicking here!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 2, 2014
February 1, 2014
The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I. You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing! Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 1, 2014
January 28, 2014
Posters for the Games
This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 28, 2014
January 25, 2014
Right now, Craftsy has a sign up for some free online classes. Check these out. I signed up for all three.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 25, 2014
“Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection” at Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 22, 2014
Photo by Ted Brown
A quilt created by the Georgetown Women’s Institute in 1915 is now on display in the Georgetown Branch of the Halton Hills Library. The quilt was recently returned to Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after spending decades in an a linen closet in England.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 18, 2014
January 12, 2014
The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. The challenge theme was “Berlin.”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 12, 2014
January 3, 2014
Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs was an exhibit of quilted pet portraits for Houston’s no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency, Friends for Life. The quilts were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this Fall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show. Quite a few of the pieces used digital imagery.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 3, 2014
January 1, 2014 The New Year
Sandra Boardman’s exquisite embroidered and hand dyed, beaded narratives of the lives of ordinary and illustrious Nantucket women in their journals and letters in the archives of the Nantucket Historical Association. Through a familiarity with her subjects’ words, drawings, and artistic creations, she develops an intimacy with their lives that serves as the catalyst for her own designs.
Susan Boardman is currently working on a series of embroidered narratives inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 1, 2014