“Scandal! The Century of Progress Quilt Contest”

September 18, 2017

Mary Fons “The Quilt Scout” has posted an article Scandal! The Century of Progress Quilt Contest about  the Century of Progress Quilt Contest that is quite fascinating: http://www.quilts.com/quiltscout/scandal-the-century-of-progress-quilt-contest.html


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“Inherited Quilts 3: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church,” through November 12, 2017, Library Gallery, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

September 10, 2017

“Inherited Quilts 3: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church” is on display through November 12, 2017 in the  Library Gallery at Goshen College.

This is the  third installment of inherited quilts, this time from Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, featured in a new exhibit at the Goshen College Library Gallery. These are antique and vintage quilts that have descended through two, three, or four
generations among families at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, CR 11, Goshen.” Free and open to the public.

 Photo is from exhibit

For more info – Goshen.edu/librarygallery

Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge Winners

September 4, 2017

The winners of the Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge are at:  http://cherrywoodfabrics.bigcartel.com/van-gogh

VG SECOND.Weichselbaum

Above  is from Cherrywood Fabrics web site.


“Joy” Quilts by Libby Lehman, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through October 16, 2017

August 30, 2017
See Libby Lehman’s Exhibit, “Joy” at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
The National Quilt Museum has sixteen of her  quilts in this exhibit through October 16, 2017.



Click on See The Quilts for pictures from the exhibition.


From TheQuiltShow

AQS Spring Paducah 2017 Winners

August 20, 2017

The Navigator’s Star by Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin is one of the winners.


Other winners from the AQS Paducah 2017 Show are shown at:

“13 Perspectives” Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 5 – December 16, 2017

August 15, 2017

13 Perspectives will be at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia,
September 5 – December 16, 2017

B. J. Adams – “Satirical Stillness”

The 13 members of New Image Artists are showing at the Virginia Quilt Museum. Mastery of traditional as well as innovative techniques and materials provide a rich tapestry of visual excitement and stretch the definition of quilting.
Virginia Quilt Museum

“Fiberworks 2017,” Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, through September 24, 2017

August 4, 2017


This annual juried exhibition at the Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, features all types of fiber art, including art quilts, weaving, fiber sculpture, and mixed media.


Hardesty Arts Center

“Variations” Quilt Exhibit Show

July 26, 2017
TheQuiltShow has slides from the Variations quilt exhibit at the AQS show in Paducah, April 2017, that was curated by my colleague, Mary Kerr.

Lisa Sipes’ Beautiful Quilts

July 23, 2017

Lisa Sipes has collaborated with a number of people to make some stunningly beautiful quilts. Here is just a sample from TheQuiltShow in a Smilebox presentation.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“The Lion King” Quilt Exhibit at Sisters Show 2017

July 13, 2017

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Here are some of The Lion King Quilt Exhibit quilts in a Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow.  This was  a featured exhibit at the  2017 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show  sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics and Disney Theatrical of The Lion King.  The artists were given gold and black Cherrywood fabrics; they had to use 60% in the quilt, and could also include other Cherrywood fabrics. Size requirement was 20 x 20 inches. One hundred twenty were chosen for the traveling exhibit.

Quilt National 17, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, through September 4, 2017

July 10, 2017

Quilt National 17 is currently at  Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, until September 4, 2017

Pat Kroth – “Full Spin” (detail)

Quilt National is a biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary innovative quilts.

Dairy Barn Arts Center 

“Put a Bird on It” Slide Show from Road to California 2017

May 22, 2017

Road to California 2017 , “Put a Bird on It.” It’s quite interesting how the idea was carried out in each of these quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

How Much Fabric do You Need for Your Quilt Back?

May 9, 2017

Here are instructions  to figure how much fabric is needed for the quilt back:



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” A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin”, The Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through July 11, 2017

April 25, 2017

A Walk in the Woods: Quilts by Pat Durbin is at The Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through July 11, 2017

Pat Durbin creates quilts that resemble paintings using fabric and thread.


Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s Finishing Tutorial

April 21, 2017

Here is a New FREE tutorial from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/faq.htm

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AQS Lancaster 2017 Winning Quilts

April 11, 2017

See the winning quilts from the American Quilter’s Society Lancaster Show 2017 at:





“New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese” through June 20, 2017, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

“New Quilts from an Old Favorite & Antique Flying Geese” now through  June 20, 2017, at The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

Finalists and winners from the Museum’s New Quilts from Old Favorites competition are showcased along with antique examples featuring the theme of Flying Geese piecework.

Quilters around the world were invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 24th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum. The 2016 competition was open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of traditional Flying Geese patterns.

Flying Geese: 2017 Winner

"Migration Patterns" by Susan Mogan

“Migration Patterns” by Susan Mogan        Photo is the Museum’s.

See the other winners at: http://quiltmuseum.org/flyinggeese/

QuiltCon 2017 Show Winners

March 27, 2017

QuiltCon 2017 Show winners are here:  https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/quiltcon-2017-award-winners


Best in Show

bling  by Katherine Jones

Judge’s Choice

Waiting for Sanity  by Kristin Shields

Exhibits at Virginia Quilt Museum, Warren-Sipe House, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 16, 2017

 March 15, 2017
The Virginia Quilt Museum is located in Harrisonburg at the Warren-Sipe House.

Road to California 2017 Show Quilts

March 5, 2017

Some of the winning quilts from Road to California 2017, including the Best of Show and Marie White Masterpiece Award winners.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

These are the first place winners in each category.

TheQuiltShow presents these slide shows.

Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2016, Houston, Texas

February 21, 2017

Here is a Smilebox slide presentation of quilts in the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase shown in Houston, Texas,  last Fall.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

No Crease Lines with this Fold Method

February 18, 2017

To fold a quilt and have no crease lines, Alex Anderson of TheQuiltShow demonstrates how at: http://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/142-newsletter/24624-want-to-avoid-those-creases-in-your-quilt-alex-shows-you-how?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_01_01_Sunday_Smiles_3&inf_contact_key=d3032b57648513ee09db423d9d84765695872c3177e79aedaa3010cdc10bd011.  This type of quilt folding has been around for some time, but Alex’s demo is a good one.

I roll my art quilts and fold my traditional ones.  I need to start folding my large traditional quilts this way.

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How to Make a Chenille Quilt Using Panels – Easy Tutorials

January 28. 2017

Laura Coia at SewVeryEasy shows you how to make a chenille quilt using four identical panels at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRAwAswhDxE

Another easier quilt using a panel is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCdwdk2tsnk

Laura has this tutorial for using a panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zupBTfTNZI8

Slide Show of Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

January 13, 2017

Here  is a Smilebox slide presentation from TheQuiltShow of quilts from the innovative pieced category of International Quilt Festival 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Kaffe Fasset’s Heritage Quilts,” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky,through January 10th, 2017

Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts
On exhibit through January 10th, 2017

Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned artist, writer, and teacher. His unique sense of color and passion for the creative process led to the creation of awe-inspiring quilts. His work has been collected by art lovers worldwide including celebrities such as Barbra Streisand and Shirley MacLaine.

Candy Zig Zag by Kaffe Fassett

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Slide Presentation of Sue Spargo and Tonye Phillips’ Work

December 20, 2016

Sue Spargo and Tonye Phillips have work in this Smilebox presentation by TheQuiltShow:


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Along the Spice Route” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 11, 2017

December 11. 2016

Along the Spice Route is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 11, 2017

Ann Reardon – “Tumeric Caravan”

Forty-one artists interpreted spices in the exhibit  Along the Spice Route, which offers an opportunity to discover the spices´ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world´s cultural heritages.

New England Quilt Museum

Art Pictorial Quilts, International Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

December 6, 2016

Here is a Smilebox slide presentation from TheQuiltShow of the art pictorial quilts at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, in November.  They are wonderful!



Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Small Quilts” Exhibit at QuiltWorks, Bend, Oregon

November 29, 2016

The November gallery exhibit at QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon, consists of small and miniature quilts.

See the Smilebox presentation from TheQuiltShow:

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Viewers’ Choice, International Quilt Festival 2016, Houston, Texas

Viewers’ Choice at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month was Lone Star Explores Space by Peter Hayward.

Quilts from International Quilt Festival Quilts 2016, Houston, Texas

November 19,2016

Best of Show winner was Cynthia England’s “Reflections of Cape Town” at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this month.

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 TheQuiltShow presents this Smilebox slide show of some of the quilts from International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.
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“Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts” Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017

November 12, 2016

Art Quilts XXI: In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts will be at Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona, November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Barbara Dahlberg – “Sometimes Friendship Can Be Sticky”

This annual exhibition features contemporary art quilts.
Vision Gallery 

Tutorials for Paper Piecing

November 6, 2016

Never tear out stitches again with paper piecing.  Weallsew.com has a good tutorial at:


Here is a paper piecing tutorial if you are new to using this technique:  http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/tag/paper-piecing-tutorial/


“Abstractions and Reflections” Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 – 30, 2016

October 28, 2016

Abstractions and Reflections will be at Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
November 1 – 30, 2016

Daren Redman – “Flowers #4”

This solo exhibition by quilt artist Daren Redman is made up of large-scale, abstract floral motifs and landscapes. The bold, bright, colorful quilts reflect the last six years of Daren’s inspirations, from the nature in her own back yard, to her Swiss hiking trip.

Reception: November 4, 2016 from 5-9:00 p.m.

Madame Walker Theatre Center 

“American Quilts: History and Art” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York, October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017

October 21, 2016

American Quilts: History and Art will be at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, October 29, 2016, through January 8, 2017.

American Quilts: History and Art will feature historical quilts curated by Jonathan Holstein from the collection of the International Quilt Studies Center & Museum in Nebraska.

Jonathan Holstein and his wife Gail van der Hoof began  collecting quilts in the late 1960s, and in 1971 curated the seminal exhibition, Abstract Design in American Quilts, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  Their collection went to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Their exhibitions here and abroad, along with their writing and lecturing, furthered both the appreciation of American quilts as significant designed objects, and encouraged the now-international art quilt movement.

Photos are the Art Center’s.

Schweinfurth Art Center

“Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum” American Folk Art Museum, New York City, through November 6, 2016

October 17, 2016

Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum
is on exhibit at American Folk Art Museum in New York City   through November 6, 2016.

Quilt & Textile Care after Flood

October 11. 2016

With the flooding that is occurring in the Southeast from Hurricane Matthew, this information about quilt and textile care after a flood may be helpful. “How to Care for and Salvage Your Textiles After a Flood” is from Lynn Lancaster Gorges.



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“It’s All About Jazz” Madame Walker Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 7 – 28, 2016

October 7, 2016

The Madame Walker Theatre is having a quilt exhibit, It’s All About Jazz, October  7 – 28, 2016.  The theatre is located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis.  Free parking is west of the building.

There is an opening reception tonight (Friday, October 7) from 6 to 9pm with complimentary food  and live entertainment with  Vickie Daniel and friends.

Eighteen quilt artists are exhibiting in the invitational, which was curated by Daren Redman.


img_2714“Autumn Song” by Caryl Schuetz

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 Winners

September 23, 2016

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 was September 16 – 18.  You can see the winners at:

Best Wall Quilt:  Waratah by Melinda Bula

Third Place:  The Couple by Eve Vallorani

““Indiana Art Quilts: Marie Webster’s Legacy” Artists’ Own, Lafayette, Indiana, through October 15, 2016

Indiana Art Quilts – Marie Webster’s Legacy is at Artists Own in Lafayette, Indiana through October 15, 2016, with a Reception: Friday, September 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (during Gallery Walk)  Wine and snacks.

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Artist’s Own is pleased to exhibit nineteen contemporary quilts of the Indiana members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). These beautiful quilts were created in response to Marie Webster’s (1859-1956) ideals.

“A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts” exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art runs through January.


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“And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts” Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, through December 31, 2016

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts

African American Story Quilt Exhibition Opens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

 An exhibition of contemporary story quilts illustrating significant moments in African American history will be on view in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, Virginia,   through December 31, 2016.

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts narrates four centuries of African American history through the display of sixty-nine story quilts. All the textiles were created by an international group of artists in the Women of Color Quilters Network.

“SAQA: Balancing Act” Quilt Gallery

September 5, 2016

Photos of quilts from the SAQA: Balancing Act exhibit  can be seen at : http://quilts.com/quilt-gallery.html


“Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 15, 2016

August 28, 2016

Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild is at National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. through  November 15, 2016

Ludmila Aristova – “After the Storm”

SPQR by Robin Schwalb
SPQR by Robin Schwalb

This exhibition explores how New York City artists interpret their environment.


National Quilt Museum

2016 World Quilt Competition New England Winners

August 19, 2016

The 2016 World Quilt Competition New England in Manchester, New Hampshire, is August 18 – 20, 2016.


Traditional First Place:

 American Spirit by Keiko Ike, Japan

Photos of the winners can be seen at:  http://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-new-england/enter-the-quilt-competition/2015-world-quilt-competition-winners/

“Making the Australian Quilt: 1800 – 1950” National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, through November 6, 2016

August 12, 2016

Making the Australian Quilt: 1800 – 1950  is at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia through November 6, 2016, with eighty pieces in the exhibit, which include quilts and garments.

Wedding Quilt 1922  Made by Mary Jane Hannaford


AQS Syracuse Show 2016 Winners

August 6, 2016

Winners of the AQS Syracuse Show 2016 in Syracuse, New York, at: http://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/syracuse-2016/

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award#521 SILK ROAD SAMPLER, Melissa Sobotka,Richardson, TX

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
 Silk Road Sampler
Melissa Sobotka

 Best Use of Color Award#102 HOPELESS, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands

 Best Use of Color Award
Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga

“Quilt & Color” San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, through September 5, 2016

July 29, 2016

Quilts & Color  from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is on exhibit  at San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, California, until September 5, 2016.  This is a fabulous showing of quilts, which I saw while it was in Boston.

More at: sdmart.org  

You can also check my March 15, 2014, blog entry about Quilts & Color while it was in Boston.

“Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light & Motion” Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, July 31 – October 9, 2016

July 24, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light & Motion will be at Mitchell Museum in Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, from July 31 – October 9, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Celebration #1”

This forty year retrospective exhibition features 47 quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry made over four decades, including her first quilt from 1976 as well as her most recent pieces.

You can see photos of all the quilts at: Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Good Bye “Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine”

July 19, 2016

Sad to learn that Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine will publish its last issue with October/November 2016. The magazine was founded in 1969 and was the only magazine devoted only to quilting for many years.

Quilter's Newsletter

“Beauty of Japan” LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington, through October 2, 2016

July 17, 2016

LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington,  has Beauty of Japan exhibit taking the top two floors of the building, until October 2, 2016.  Here is info about the quilts and their makers: https://okanarts.com/beauty-of-japan/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July eNews 2016

Sachiko Yoshida with The Colors of Japanese Fabrics

Photos from Okanarts.com

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

“To Dye For” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

July 8, 2016
To Dye For will be at Visions Art Museum  in San Diego, California, July 16 – October 2, 2016

Lyric Kinard – “Mill Wheels IV: Progress”

This exhibition features works by artists Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, and Jeannie Palmer Moore.


Visions Art Museum

Patriotic Quilts

July 3, 2016

For celebration of the Fourth of July, here are some patriotic quilts from TheQuiltShow by Smilebox:

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“Animal Instincts by Annie Helmericks-Louder” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, June 30 – September 25, 2016

June 24, 2016

Animal Instincts by Annie Helmericks-Louder will be at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, June 30 – September 25, 2016

Annie Helmericks-Louder – “The Dinner Guest”

Eleven animal-themed quilts give voice to Louder’s concerns about the environment and humanity’s stewardship of the earth. Her Outlaw Animal series spotlights “varmints” like armadillos and rattlesnakes, and her Side by Side series celebrates animal visitors to her rural home.

Texas Quilt Museum

Tutorial: Adding a Border to a Quilted Quilt & Other Tutorials

June 15, 2016

Here is a tutorial by Sharon Pederson on how to add a border to an already completed quilt from TheQuiltShow:

Want to see more of Sharon’s videos?

“Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts” Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, Indiana, June 23 – September 4, 2016

June 11, 2016

Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts will be at Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, from June 23 – September 4, 2016

20160226_151447“Poppy” by Caryl Schuetz


SAQA members from eight midwestern states will be exhibiting their quilts in this regional exhibition juried by Niloo Paydar, Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the Bret Waller Gallery. It has been organized in conjunction with the IMA’s exhibition of A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts.  The curators are Kate Lenkowsky and Niloo.

Exhibitions in the Bret Waller Gallery do not require general admission, but there is an admission cost to see the Marie Webster exhibit.

Opening Reception: June 23, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Graduation Quilts

June 7, 2016

Here are graduation quilts on Smilebox from TheQuiltShow’s photo files:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Carolyn Mazloomi: 2016 Quilters’ Hall of Fame Inductee

June 5, 2016

The Quilters Hall of Fame will be hosting their 2016 celebration on July 14-16, in Marion, Indiana. They’ve selected a master fiber artist, exhibitor, curator, author, researcher, quilt historian, mentor, ground breaker and former aerospace engineer as their inductee. Yes, that’s just one person. Did you guess who it is?

It’s Carolyn Mazloomi!

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Celebration.

“Quilting Impressionist Landscapes” Ana Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016

May 28, 2016

Quilting Impressionist Landscapes is at Ana Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, through August 7, 2016

Noriko Endo – “Autumn Enchantment”

This solo exhibition features  art quilts by artist Noriko Endo.

Ana Intercontinental Hotel

Easy Machine Quilting Tutorials with Lori Kennedy

May 22, 2016

Lori Kennedy has machine quilting tutorials at her site:  http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/

Here is Lori Kennedy’s easy machine quilting designs for filling in backgrounds:  http://weallsew.com/fast-easy-machine-quilting-fills/


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“Cultural Red” Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016

May 15, 2016

Cultural Red is at Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, through October 10, 2016

Shannon Conley – “The Yucca and the Moth”

This SAQA regional exhibition features the work of eighty artists whose works interpret how the color red is seen culturally.  Also on display are the Seeds for SAQA and Natural Healing exhibitions.

Hubbard Museum of the American West

2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah – Part 3 & 4

May 5, 2016
2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah – Part 3 & 4 – Just a Bit of Everything
Enjoy more quilts from 2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah.  The quilts this year ranged from very traditional to extremely modern with just a bit of whimsy thrown in to keep things fun.  Smilebox slide show is presented by TheQuiltShow

“Fantasies in Fiber & Beads,” Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016

May 1, 2016

Fantasies in Fiber & Beads will be at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington, May 5 – 29, 2016

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Jacuzzi Jazz”


Larkin Jean Van Horn Cordelia

This exhibition features art quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and beaded fiber sculpture by Larkin Jean Van Horn.


Northwind Arts Center

AQS Paducah 2016 Show Slideshow Part 1

April 25, 2016

Here are photos of some of the quilts from the AQS 2016 Show in Paducah, Kentucky, last week.  There will be more to come.  The Smilebox presentation is from TheQuiltShow.com

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

““Inherited Quilts 2: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,” Goshen College Library Gallery, Goshen, Indiana, through through July 1, 2016

April 24, 2016

“Inherited Quilts 2: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church,” is at the Goshen College
library gallery, Goshen, Indiana, through July 1, 2016. The exhibit is sponsored by the Mennonite-Amish Museum.

For more info: https://www.goshen.edu/news/2016/02/22/18881/

Slide Shows of Arizona Quilter’s Guild Show 2016

April 15, 2016

The annual  Arizona Quilter’s Guild Show  was held at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona in March 2016.  There were many fabulous quilts on exhibit.  Here are just a few presented by TheQuiltShow.com


Part 1:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


Part 2:   Best of Show, Hall of Fame, and Award of Merit Winners are in these slides.

To see all the winners, go to:  Arizona Quilter’s Guild

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Free Ruby Short McKim Patterns from “101 Patchwork Patterns” Online

April 3, 2016


Designs Worth Doing

Photo is McKim Studio’s

http://www.mckimstudios. com

Download Free Patterns at:


“New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts,” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, through June 28, 2016

March 27, 2016
New Quilts by KAFFE FASSETT and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, England. 
Included in this exhibition—only one of two U.S. museum venues—are fifteen historic quilts from The Quilters’ Guild Collection, York, England and twenty quilts produced by Kaffe Fassett that were inspired by the designs of the historic quilts. The exhibit is at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, California, through June 28, 2016.

Kaffe Fassett, Trip Around the World


 Here is a video about Kaffe’s quilts and use of color from The Quilt Show:




TheQuiltShow Programs Free to View Online This Weekend

March 18, 2016
It’s International Quilting Weekend!   Introduce Your Friends to TheQuiltShow!
 Click here to see the show listings, where you can chose a program by artists or techniques:   https://thequiltshow.com/watch/
Alex and Ricky want you to introduce your friends to the fun and learning available here at TQS.  Over 220 shows are available for FREE for the ENTIRE weekend.  Shows feature over 300 of the world’s leading quilt artists. 

Ann Harwell’s Quilts

March 13, 2016

Ann Harwell’s wonderful quilts are on this Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2016 Winners

March 7, 2016

http://www.ihqs.org/2016-winners/   is where you can see the 2016 winners at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show from last weekend.

Photo is of SAQA Exhibit taken by Kate Lenkowsky

“QuiltCon West 2016: the Minimalist Design Quilts”

March 3, 2016

Here are quilts from Quiltcon West in Pasadena, California, in February 2016 in a Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show.

QuiltCon West 2016, the Minimalist Design Quilts

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 QuiltCon West 2016 had an exhibit of the quilts of Molly Upton. “Quilts of Molly Upton” highlights the work of a pioneer in the early stages of the art quilt movement.  Molly was known for working with velvet, silks, corduroy, and polyester blends.


Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 Quilt Plus Past Show Review

February 27, 2016

 The weekend of October 15th was the annual  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 that was held in Santa Clara, California. Here are photos of quilts in that show in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Here’s a review of some past shows for you to enjoy, including garments and modern-day quilts from Japan.  Keep an eye out, as there will be lots to see from this year’s show soon.
Japanese Quilts – Modern Day 2013

“Quilts: A World of Beauty” International Quilt Festival 2015 Winners, Houston, Texas

February 14, 2016

Art-Naturescapes     Second Place

On the Wing
by Barbara Binotto


The World of Beauty Award

Eager to Learn—Afghanistan

You can see all the winners at:  http://www.quilts.org/winners.html


Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016

February 9, 2016

Here are photos of quilts from the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.Tokyo Great Quilt Festival 2016

You can see photos here: https://okanarts.com/tokyo-quilt-festival-2016/

and more at Jonelle Patrick’s blog: /http://jonellepatrick.me/2016/01/28/tokyo-quilt-show-international-2016/

Speaking of landscape quilts, a few artists have pioneered completely new techniques of stitchery. This one is made of THOUSANDS of cloth snippets, quilted onto tulle, then sewed into a quilt. The photo really can't do it justice – IRL it was astoundingly painterly and quilt-y at the same time. ("??" by ??)

“The Street of Golden Leaves” by Keiko Kimura

“Legacy of a Thousand Stitches” Quilts of the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, through May 15, 2016

Legacy of a Thousand Stitches; Quilts of the Museum of Texas Tech University is on exhibit through May 15, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. Selected from almost 300 quilts in the collection this exhibition features the best and most interesting quilts in the collection. The quilts have been selected based on their artistic appeal and story. Where the maker of the quilt is known, her photos and story is shared. Among the quilts features is a signed and dated 1839 Chintz Medallion Quilt and a machine appliqued quilt with the date of 1861 stitched into it. The exhibition also features six never before exhibited doll quilts, which rarely survive since they were toys.

This first major exhibition of the Museum’s quilts in recent years will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring images of each of the quilts on exhibit along with another 50 not on display due to space constraints. The catalog will be available through the Museum Gift Shop and may be order ed by phone at (806)742-2436.


For more info about the exhibit: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhsch11.html

The following link will take you to segments filmed by the local Fox news station on January 29th, probably the next best thing if you cannot make it to Lubbock:

Photos are the Museum’s.

Jane Hall’s Quilts – Online Slideshow

January 24, 2016

Jane Hall’s quilts are in this Smilebox slideshow that is presented by The Quilt Show.


Suzann Thompson’s “Textile Fusion” Online Slide Show

January 17, 2016

TextileFusion was a special exhibit at International Quilt Festival in Houston 2015.  Suzann Thompson fuses together knitting, quilting, crocheting, and embellishing to create her signature TextileFusion pieces.  She cuts and pieces recycled knits onto a fabric foundation.  After she quilts and binds, she embellishes with crocheted motifs, embroidery, buttons, and beads.  Below is a Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I,” through February 9, 2016, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I exhibit, curated by Sue Reich, is on through February 9, 2016 at National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

More information is at: http://quiltmuseum.org/visit/current-exhibits/#e2

“Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum,” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, Through March 27, 2016

January 8, 2016

Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum is at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, through March 27, 2016

Vicki Conley – “Stacks in the Grass”

This exhibition features 25 quilts made by members of Modern Quilt Guilds from around the country.


Texas Quilt Museum

Dissolution of National Quilt Association

December 31, 2015

The National Quilting Association has posted their final newsletter, which I have copied below. You can also go to their web site to read it there if you wish, at:http://www.nqaquilts.org/current/newsletter/

People have asked me what will happen to the judging program and the Masterpiece Quilt program.  Their certified judges have formed  National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, which  will continue with  professional quilt judging, and they will also be managing the Masterpiece Quilt program.

December 29, 2015 
Dear NQA Members and NQA Chapters: 

As we approach 2016 and the final dissolution of The National Quilting Association, Inc., I want to share with you the steps taken by the Board. 

 1. The Grant Committee reviewed grant applications and selected 16 grant recipients who received a total of $31,390.  Those funds were restricted by donors for the Grant Program. Projects covered a range of community service, educational efforts and preservation activities. 
2. The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges has been formed to carry on the tradition of excellence in professional quilt judging.  They will also be managing the Masterpiece Quilt program. Their new website is up and can be found at www.nacqj.com.  Many thanks to the NQA Certified Judges whose efforts established a new organization that will continue to offer this valuable service to quilters and quilt guilds. 
3. The Quilt Alliance has agreed to take on support of National Quilting Day.  There will soon be details on their website (http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org) celebrating this global day that recognizes the special art form that is quilting.  Make note:  March 19, 2016! 
 4. Historical records of NQA are being donated to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Libraries. These materials will be housed in the Quilt Collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department.  Once archived, they will be available to those interested in reviewing the materials for research and teaching purposes. 
5. We have taken the steps necessary to file for dissolution of the organization with the State of Maryland as that is where NQA was originally incorporated.  

Several of you have asked about obtaining a refund of dues paid prior to the decision to dissolve the organization. We regret that we can not make any refunds as the orderly close of NQA necessitated meeting outstanding financial obligations. 

Many thanks to all of those who, through the years, worked so hard to share the art of quilting with so many through NQA’s programs.  A special thanks to the current Board, all of whom did their very best to sustain NQA, something we unfortunately were unable to accomplish.  Despite that, we know that the future of quilting is in good hands – yours. 
Margaret Powers

Acting President



Sewing Set-In Seams of an Eight-Pointed Star with Edyta Sitar

December 24, 2015

Here is a very good visual and explanation of how to make a beginner eight-pointed star by Edyta Sitar, which shows how easily the set-in seams can be sewn into the corners of the star.

How to Sew a Beginner Eight-Pointed Star Quilt Block : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV-LPJpl0J

” Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present & Past” Old Gallery of University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, through January 10, 2016

December 15, 2015

The exhibit Nineteen Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present & Past is at  Old Gallery of University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.  It will be showing through January 10, 2016.

http://evansvillemuseum.org/exhibitions/current/  is where you can get more information about the exhibit.

beach house blues

Beach House Blues by Caryl Schuetz

NINETEEN STARS: QUILTS OF INDIANA’S PRESENT AND PAST, begins the Evansville Museum’s celebration of Indiana’s upcoming Bicentennial. The theme is drawn from the 19 stars depicted in the state flag that commemorate Indiana’s position as the 19th state to join the Union.

Stars were favored quilt patterns in the 19th and 20th centuries and appeared in many variations. The 19 historic quilts in the exhibition span 150 years of Indiana quiltmaking from the 1830s to the 1980s and were selected from the collection of the Indiana State Museum.

The 19 contemporary works, which were created specifically for this exhibition by some of Indiana’s outstanding quilt artists, incorporate the star theme in a number of ways, from overt to illusory. The artists’ techniques vary widely, from traditional piecework and appliqué to improvisational collage, layering, digital media or richly textural thread painting.


“Quilts Japan” New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, January 6 – May 1, 2016

December 11, 2015

Quilts Japan will be at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell,  Massachusetts, January 6 – May 1, 2016

  1. Miwako Mogami – “Towards Space”

The New England Quilt Museum will host the US premier of the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. NEQM is the only venue in the Northeast to showcase thirty-two of these award-winning quilts from one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, sponsored by the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association.

New England Quilt Museum

“Quilts in Films” Quiz

December 6, 2015

Take this “Quilts in Films” quiz consisting of sixteen questions.


Sponsored by McCall’s Quilting magazine and F+W, a content and ecommerce company.

Photo is from the site.

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 Online Slide Show: Part 2

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Part 2
The weekend of October 15th was the annual  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2015 that was held in Santa Clara, California. Here are Part 2 photos of  award winning quilts in that show in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Part 2

“Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts” Pacific Park Gallery, Coos Bay, Oregon, through January 30, 2016

Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts is at Pacific Park Gallery in Coos Bay, Oregon, through January 30, 2016.  The second annual juried show of fabric art and traditional quilts by Western Oregon artists.

Paulette Landers – “Cosmic Tango”

Pacific Park Gallery

“Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK,” James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, through February 21, 2016

 November 15, 2016
The exhibit, Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK, is exhibiting at James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania through February 21, 2016,   featuring quilts created by Kaffe Fassett. The quilts were inspired by fifteen historical quilts dating from 1780 to 1949, which Kaffe selected from the collection of the Quilter’s Guild in York.




The only other American museum to host the exhibit will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in the Spring of 2016. 

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“The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present” Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Inspiring Art of Quilting: Piecing Past & Present

When and Where:
Friday, November 13, 2015 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at The Stutz Business and Arts Center, main floor
Bearcat alley, 212W 10th st, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Street parking available on Senate Ave., 11th Street, and Capitol Ave. Enter the Stutz from the 11th Street entrance along “Bearcat Alley.”
College Mentors for Kids, Threads of Time, Freetown Village, Inc, Katie Clayton, Carolyn Mazloomi, Caryl Schuetz


Event Description:Listen, see, and do during an evening of discovery involving dreams, quilting, and stories.

Fabric, sewing, and quilting are literally interwoven into our history, but rarely considered “important.” But quilts are more than just blankets we sleep and dream under—they are a record of family history, stories, and events. Sometimes they are even an expression of abstract design. This event invites guests to see and learn how early hand-sewing transformed the practical art of quilting into a vibrant and unique art form.

Listen to historic interpreters from Freetown Village as they share tales about the history of African American quilting. Explore quilting displays—and even the Stutz Artist’s Gallery invitational fiber arts exhibition, Make Your Mark: Dream—and listen to a presentation of “The West was Won with Needle and Thread” by Threads of Time Creative Sewing and Retreat Center. Internationally recognized African American historian and folklorist Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, as well as experts from The Quilters’ Hall of Fame, will also speak. Professional quilters from Quilting by the Stitch will provide a hands-on quilt-block experience that will be assembled into a special Spirit & Place quilt. College Mentors for Kids will display pieced fashions the youth created. Guests are even invited to bring their own quilts for oral appraisal by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Stutz Artists Association and Quilting by the Stitch.



“Make Your Mark: Dream” The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, through November 20, 2015

Make Your Mark:  Dream is at  The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana, through  November 20, 2015

Virginia A. Spiegel – “Shagbark 7”

This exhibition focuses on the distinctive mark making of fiber artists using everyday materials in unusual ways.

Opening Reception:  November 6, 2015 from 5-9:00 p.m.

The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery
212 W. 10th St., B220
Indianapolis, IN  46202

International Quilt Festival 2015, Houston, Texas’ Top Winning Quilts

November 4, 2015

The Smilebox slide presentation of the International Quilt Festival 2015’s winners  is from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015

October 30, 2015

30 Quilts for 30 Years is at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, through December 17, 2015

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “In the Marsh #2”

This exhibition celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt in 1983. The thirty-six quilts on display, all of which are new, revisit many of the themes of her past, award-winning work, and also introduce some new themes. Although there is diversity in style, the uniform size of the quilts (30″ x 30″) pulls the exhibition together visually.


Virginia Quilt Museum

All Machine Binding with Flange Tutorial

October 25, 2015

“Susie’s Magic Binding”  by Aunt Marti is a You Tube  tutorial  at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8N6nv90H2c

The tutorial shows a totally machine stitched and applied binding with a flange that looks like a piped binding…really cool!

Here is the tutorial done with photos and printed instructions on Aunt Marti’s blog: http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html?m=1 

“A Stitch in Time” Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc.’s Quilt Show, October 23 – 24, 2015, Westfield, Indiana

October 18, 2015

“A Stitch In Time” DI-page

The Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, Inc. presents its biennial quilt show on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, the 24, 2015, at Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana.

Hours are 10am – 5pm both days.  Admission is $10.00.  Children under 12 are admitted free.

The 2015 Show theme is “A Stitch In Time” and this special challenge competition invited members to submit quilts that interpret this theme.

Contemporary to traditional, bed quilts to baby quilts, art quilts to wearables –  over 400 items will be on display.

Saturday at 1:30pm will feature an auction of small quilts that have been made and donated by guild members. There will be a vendor area with booths representing fabric stores, sewing machines, and craft suppliers as well as a refreshment area with lunch foods, desserts, and snacks.

Appraisals by appointment are on Saturday during the show.  Caryl Schuetz, quilted textiles appraiser certified by American Quilter’s Society, is the appraiser.

On Friday, a silent auction begins at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

Bed turnings are scheduled for Friday at 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.    Saturday’s bed turnings are at 11:00am and 12:30pm.


Westfield Middle School is located at 345 W Hoover St, Westfield, IN., near the intersection of US 31 and 181st Street.   Check the website for updated information on road construction in the area. http://quiltguildindy.net/20-2/



raffle quilt 5_18

Opportunity Quilt: You can purchase tickets for a chance to win this quilt at the show.


Online Slide Show of Carrie Bloomston’s Work

October 14, 2015

Enjoy the studio, work, and play of Carrie Bloomston, a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Spray Basting Quilts on the Design Wall Tutorial

October 5, 2015

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

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


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


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

September 18, 2015

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

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

73″ x 73″

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

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

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

September 17, 2015

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

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

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

Windows of Reflections quilt

Windows of Reflections by Harriette Alford Meriwether​

Karen Marchetti Quilts in Online Slide Show

September 12, 2015

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


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

NQA Board Votes to Dissolve National Quilting Association, Inc.

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

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

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

September 3, 2015

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









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

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


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

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

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

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

 August 25, 2015

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

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









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










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

The videos are sponsored by The Quilt Show.

Sisters Quilt Show 2015 Teacher Quilts

August 21, 2015

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

Sue Spargo “The Jester”

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

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

August 14, 2015

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

Barbara Confer – “Canopy”

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

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

Online Tutorials by Moda Bake Shop

July 30, 2015

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

Some of the tutorials:

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

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

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


Cover ArtPhoto is Moda Bake Shop’s

Sisters’ Quilt Show 2015 Photos

July 23, 2015

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



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

Online Slide Show of Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley Quilts

July 15, 2015

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

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

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

July 12, 2015

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

Claire Gimber – “Rhythms”

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

Tutorials for Filler Quilting Designs by APQS

July 6, 2015

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


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

June 26, 2015

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

Judith Content – “Cascada”

Photo is the Museum’s.

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


Texas Quilt Museum

Judith Content in her studio

Photo by James Dewrance.


Judith Content – “Tempest”
Photo by James Dewrance


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

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

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

 June 22, 2015

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

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

Online Slide Show: Carol A. Sinnreich

June 30, 2015

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

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

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

June 13, 2015

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

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

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

More info: www.indianamuseum.org



Even More Winning Quilts: Online Slide Show

June 5, 2015

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

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

More Winning Quilts from Spring Market 2015

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

June 3, 2015

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

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

May 25, 2015

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

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

Photo is the Museum’s.

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

May 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Online Tutorials

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

Lea McComas’ Quilts in Online Show

May 16, 2015

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

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Care of Victorian Silk Quilts and Slumber Throws

May 9, 2015

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

   Photo is Smithsonian’s.

Crazy patchwork slumber throw. Initials JK. About 1885.

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

 May 2, 2015
Jennifer Fulton's photo.

AQS Paducah 2015 Winners

April 29, 2015

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

and more:
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and more:

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AQS Paducah 2015 Show Winners

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

April 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara Shapel: Online Slide Show

April 13, 2015

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

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Dogwood Online Quilt Competition: Online Slide Show

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

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


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

March 29, 2015


Young Man’s Fancy c. 1900

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

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

Quilt Binding: Flange Binding by Machine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

 Quilt ShowQuilt Con 2014



Photos & Slide Shows of Quilt Con 2015 Show

 March 8, 2015

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

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

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


struckmeyer_deconstructedlonestar Deconstructed Lone Star by Amy Struckmeyer

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


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

Javanese Jungle by Audree L. Sells

Photo is the Museum’s.

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

“Road to California 2015 ” Part II Online Slide Show

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

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

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

February 22, 2015

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

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

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

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


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

February 15, 2015


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

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

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

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

Online Slide Show of Lynette Anderson’s Work

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

“Road to California” 2015 Online Show Slide Presentation

January 31, 2015

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


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

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


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

January 24, 2015

” Comes Up Roses” by Kathleen McCrady

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

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

January 16, 2015

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

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


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


Whimsey House Art Quilt Instructions

January 9, 2015

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


house quilt

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

January 6, 2015

Quilting Hub has improved their location of worldwide quilt shops.

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

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

January 3, 2015

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

Click here to see a program from the show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The Quilt Show’s “Legends of Quilting”

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

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

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

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

December 29,2014

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



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

December 28, 2014

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


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

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

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

“Four Centuries of Quilts The Colonial Williamsburg Collection”

December 21, 2014

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

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

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

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


Some International Quilt Festival 2014 Winning Quilts

December 18, 2014

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

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

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


December 7, 2014

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

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.