Exhibit at New England Quilt Museum: Radka Donnell: The Work of Touch

Demeter's Return, Quilt by Radka Donnell

“Demeter’s Return” by Radka Donnell

The exhibition on now at the New England Quilt Museum, through July 12, 2009,  is that of Radka Donnell’s work.  http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/museum/current_exhibition.html

Fiberart For a Cause: “Collage Mania” is May 5 – 7, 2009

Fiberart For A Cause is online fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
COLLAGE MANIA  is set for May 5 – 7, 2009.

The Preview begins April 29.  You are going to need all the time between then and May 5 to really LOOK at the art and make your SHOPPING list!

100% is donated directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.   Last year Collage Mania raised $13,000 for the American Cancer Society in two days. Virginia Spiegel, founder and organizer,
says that the goal for Collage Mania 2009 is $20,000.

For more info go to:


Believe by Karen Stiehl Osborn

Gold Donor Day: Tuesday, May 5
All collages are available for
a minimum $80 donation.
Regular Collage Mania: May 6 and May 7
All collages available for
a minimum $40 donation.

AQS Paducah Show Winners

I just got back from Paducah, where I go every year for professional development as an American Quilter’s Society certified appraiser, and of course, to see the quilts.  Great show!  The quilts were fab!

The winners can be seen at:


Maryland Historical Society Online Quilt Tour

The web site of the Maryland Historical Society has a tour online of early Maryland quilts, Baltimore Album quilts, and quilts after the album quilts.

See the tour at:


International Quilt Festival on Now

We just returned from the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.  Wonderful show!  Great shopping and fabulous quilts!
Go see it if you possibly can.

Celebrate Spring! is the judged show of the International Quilt Association  held in Rosemont,  Illinois (near Chicago).  Photos of the winners for 2009 can be seen  at:


The International Quilt Festival opened Friday, April 17th, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, with the preview evening on Thursday night.        For details, go to:     http://www.quilts.com/home/showsviewer.php?page=SpringFestival

For photos of the quilts in the “In Full Bloom IV special exhibit, check out  http://www.quilts.com/sqf09/enVivo/

“Dancing Lilies” by Caryl Schuetz

Thread Painting Technique Video

Manuel’s Free-Motion Embroidery Technique  is a 4  1/2 minute video on the Threads site.  It’s fascinating to see how fast he works and with NO foot or any kind of guard on the machine to protect his fingers.  Check it out.