Brief Histories of Quilt Making

These are interesting.  The first one is a one page time line of quilt making by Nelda Mohr, “A Brief History of Quilt Making.”

The second  is a nine page   pre-history to 1800  time line at:
This was compiled by Carolyn Ducey,   International Quilt Study Center’s curator.

TV Story on Roswell, Georgia’s Guild Quilt Show

The Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild of Roswell, Georgia, is having their quilt show this weekend, “The Great American Cover Up.”

The show made the TV news there.  It will make you smile! You can see it at:

The reporter, Conn Jackson, who did the story seems delightful!

My Two Accepted to International Quilt Festival Fall 2009

My Two Accepted to International Quilt   Festival Fall 2009

My Rainbow Poppy was accepted into the International Quilt Festival’s “In Full Bloom”  exhibit; View From the Park was accepted into their “Tactile Architecture” exhibit.


Rainbow Poppy


View From the Park

Two Textile Art Exhibits in Sydney, Australia

This exhibit is at the  Fairfield City Museum and Art Gallery, Smithfield, Sydney, Australia, opening on May 23 through July 5, 2009.

It is an Australian national contemporary textile show that addresses environmental issues.  For additional info, go to:

A Conversation With Rain

by Helen Lancaster

‘ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions’ Exhibit in Australia

The ArtCloth movement is gaining significant momentum in England, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and North America.
This inaugural international ArtCloth exhibition featuring print and mixed media works .
‘ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions’,  will be held at the Fairfield City Museum and Art Gallery, Smithfield, Sydney, Australia from the 29th August to the 11th October 2009.

Fiberart For a Cause – Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Fiberart For A Cause

2009 Invitational Reverse Auction

of Fabulous Fiberart
Preview now open.
Gold Donor Day
Opens 10 a.m. CST Tuesday, March 24
Closes 9:59 a.m. CST Wednesday, March 25
Artwork offered for a premium donation.

Regular Reverse Auction
Opens 10 a.m. CST Wednesday, March 25
Closes 5 p.m. CST Thurday, March 26

For more information or to place a bid, go to:

One of the pieces for auction

Rayna Gillman

Whose Woods

Hand Piecing, Applique, and Ruching Tutorials

I came across an interesting web site today, that of Rose Rushbrooke’s, “The Art of Rose Rushbrooke.”    You can get tutorials on hand applique at this page:

Hand piecing at:

And ruching at:

ruche-6Rose’s photo of completed ruched flower

Very nicely done!

International Quilt Festival – Chicago: April 17 – 19, 2009

The International Quilt Festival comes to Chicago, Illinois, April 17 – 19th, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road in Rosemont, Illinois.

For more info, go to:

My Dancing Lilies and Buzzards Bay will be there.

Dancing Lilies

Buzzards Bay

Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political & Patriotic Persuasion

Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political and Patriotic Persuasion
Now – March 29, 2009

Carolina Lily, circa 1876; Maker unknown

This exhibit shows fifteen quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries  that were made by well informed and patriotic American women. Before women could vote, they expressed their political views through their quilts.  They can be viewed at The Women’s Museum
3800 Parry Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226

These quilts are from the International Quilt Study Center located at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Photos of 1800’s Quilts from Shenandoah Valley

Antebellum and Present-day Quilts of the Upper Shenandoah Valley

This 1995 exhibition marks the first organized display of antebellum quilts from the upper Shenandoah Valley.   Of the 47 quilts in the exhibition, 26 were made between 1840 and 1860.

Shown  is a selection of quilts from an exhibition held at the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum during the spring of 1995.  Only quilts from the mid-eighteen hundreds are pictured on the web site.

At the web site, place your cursor on the photo to see the entire quilt.

Info from the gallery guide:

Photo is the Museum’s.

Inspired by Red and Green: Selections from the 2008 American Quilt Study Group Study Quilt Project

AQSG Red and Green Quilt Study Exhibit

25 of the study quilts from the 2008 Quilt Study of the Mid-19th Century Red and Green Quilts will be on exhibit as listed below.

  • Now until May 2, 2009
    Monroe County History Center
    202 E. Sixth Street
    Bloomington, IN 47408
    Phone: (812) 332-2517
  • June 11 – 13, 2009
    Minnesota Quilter’s Inc. 31st Annual Show and Conference
    Duluth Convention Center
    350 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, MN
  • July 22 – 25, 2009
    American Quilter’s Society
    Knoxville Convention Center
    701 Henley Street
    Knoxville, TN
  • September 15 – 20, 2009
    San Diego Quilt Show
    111 West Harbor Drive, Hall A
    San Diego, CA
IQSC Red/Green

The Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana’s website is .  The exhibit will be on during the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington, March 5-7.

The Minnesota Quilters’ website is

“Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts”, Exhibit

About 50 quilts are in the exhibit “Layers:  Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts,”  of  West Chester, Pennsylvania now through August 1, 2009.   This is the first of three separate quilt exhibits there.  These are community quilts documented by the historical society.

For more info, the historical society’s web site is:

Beginning September 10, 2009 to January 30, 2010,  a second showing of quilts is planned, and
the third rotation is set for February 25, 2010, to August 30, 2010.  Each will show about 50 quilts.