Florence Peto Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum

Florence Peto Quilt Exhibit in 2009

For more information, go to the site:


Shelburne Museum, located in Sheburne, Vermont,  will  have a new exhibit in

2009 that features the works of collector and quilter Florence Peto.

Piecing Together the Past: The Quilts of Florence Peto, on exhibit May 17-Oct. 25,

features some of the finest examples of Peto’s quilts from both Shelburne Museum’s

collection and on loan from a direct descendant.

Click on a thumbnail below to download its high-res photo:

The photo is the Museum’s.

Calico Garden Crib Quilt
Florence Peto (1881-1970) – Calico Garden Crib Quilt, 1950

Photos of Images 2008 Winning Quilts

I just came across photos of the winning quilts from the Images 2008 Quilt Show in Lowell, Massachusetts.


This show is now an annual event as a part of the Lowell Quilt Festival.

Big Bang, the Birth of Color by Nancy Messier
Big Bang, the Birth of Color
Out of the Darkness

by Nancy Messier
Award for Best use of Color

Winners of 2009 Road to California Show Posted

The winners of the 2009 Road to California Show have been posted at:


Grape Harvest by Gina Perkes, Lynn Drennen, Marilyn J. Smith by truvy57 (Dorothy).

“Grape Harvest”, winner of the $3,000.00 Best of Show award sponsored by Hoffman California Fabrics.

Entered by Gina Perkes of Payson, AZ.
Made by Gina Perkes, Lynn Drennen, Jessie Marinas and Marilyn J. Smith
Quilted by Gina Perkes

The quilts and garments are fabulous!


You Can Make Your Own Virtual Quilt

You can go to this site and make your own virtual quilt.  It’s fun!

This is a part of the web site of the  International Quilt Study Center and Museum at University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Birmingham Museum of Art’s “Fabric of Life: African Textiles & Quilts From the American South”

The exhibit will be on until March 1, 2009, at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama.

Lisa Stewart prepares for the “Fabric of Life” exhibit.

For more information, go to the Museum’s   site:

Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts & More Now at the Danforth through March 1, 2009

There’s  info about Faith Ringgold’s exhibit on the Danforth  Museum of Art’s website:

“Faith Ringgold : Story Quilts,”  is  on exhibit through March 1, 2009.  See: http://www.danforthmuseum.org./faith_ringgold_quilt.html


Jeanne Williamson  curated  the contemporary show, “Mixed Media Fiber Art”,  which includes still life, landscapes, interiors, and portraits, by thirteen artists who work with fiber.  Check her blog: http://JeanneWilliamson.blogspot.com

Linda Levin, Central Park West Sunset, 2008

Linda Levin‘s “Central Park West Sunset”

The exhibit is on from January 7 – March 1, 2009.

. and ….

“Sedrick Huckaby: A Love Supreme” is also on exhibit through March 1, 2009.

Sedrick Huckaby, A Love Supreme

artist’s photo,  oil on canvas

Sedrick Huckaby paints quilts to celebrate both his grandmother’s quilt making and the African American quilting tradition.    Visit this site for more info:


The Danforth Museum of Art is located in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 5 – 7, 2009

The 18th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will be held at the Bloomington, Indiana, Convention Center,  March 5 – 7, 2009.

"String of Pearls" by Mary Buvia

String of Pearls by Mary Buvia, 2008’s Best of Show  winner

For more  information, go to: http://www.ihqs.org/index.html

Alabama’s African-American Quilts

Contemporary African American Quilts from Alabama – July 25 – September 27,  2009

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will have an exhibit of  African American quilts made by Alabama’s quilt artists.  According the museum’s website:  http://www.mmfa.org/exhibitions.cfm#91

“In 2004, the Museum acquired a collection of 48 quilts, most of which were created in West Alabama between 1945 and 2001. The collector, Kempf Hogan, assembled the collection in concert with folk art dealer Robert Cargo and their mutual dedication insured that the collection is of both historical as well as artistic significance. Featured artists include Yvonne Wells, Mozell Benson, and Nora Ezell–all of whom now enjoy national renown. The designs of these textiles range from the traditional to the most contemporary forms of expression. The Museum will exhibit selections from this outstanding collection, including all 10 works the Museum now holds by Tuscaloosa quilt maker Yvonne Wells.”