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