Textile Plant, Cranston Print Works, Closes in US

Here’s the story about the closing of Cranston Print Works in Webster, Massachusetts: http://www.wbur.org/2009/05/28/factory-shutdown

The company had been in business printing cotton fabric since 1812.  I grew up in Massachusetts, where I sewed clothing and all sorts of things as a child, and I bought Cranston fabric.  In my early quilt making days, I also bought Cranston cottons.   How sad that this business has closed its plants in the US!

Traditional Quilt Slides From Pacific International Quilt Festival

The following site shows slides of traditional quilts from the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2008 that are on The Quilt Show.  Check ‘um out!


Amish Quilt Exhibit on at The Textile Museum in D.C. Through September 6, 2009

“Constructed Color: Amish Quilts,” an exhibition of 29 Amish quilts, is on loan from the International Quilt Study center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The exhibit is on until September 6, 2009 at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.

Go to:http://www.textilemuseum.org/exhibitions/current/Constructed_Color.htm

The main museum site is:http://www.textilemuseum.org/

Central Diamond

Howard County Museum Antique Quilt Exhibit on Until August 30, 2009

There is an exhibit of thirty five antique quilts, the earliest of which is 1840’s, at the Howard County Museum in Kokomo, Indiana.   The quilts are from the collection of the Howard County Historical Society.   Info about the quilts is at:   http://www.howardcountymuseum.org/quilt.htm

More info can be obtained at this site:  http://www.howardcountymuseum.org/

The quilts can be viewed iuntil August 30th.

Slides from The Esprit Collection on The Quilt Show

You can see a slide presentation on The Quilt Show of Amish quilts from The Esprit Collection at:

Online Auction to Benefit The Quilters Hall of Fame

There is currently an online auction to benefit The Quilters Hall of Fame.         For additional information about the auction,  go to: http://www.baltimoreapplique.com/auction.html

Members of the Baltimore Appliqué Society have made over 50 one-block quilts as a fund raiser with 100% of the sales going to The Quilters Hall of Fame.

On July 16-19, 2009, The Quilters Hall of Fame will be celebrating the 150th birthday of Marie Webster.  The Quilters Hall of Fame is a National Historic Landmark that honors today’s quilt makers.

The Quilters Hall of Fame site:  http://quiltershalloffame.net/ and http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com/

Grapes & Vines

Marylou McDonald

Nadelstern Exhibit on at American Folk Art Museum through September 6, 2009

Paula Nadelstern’s one person exhibition “Kaleidoscope Quilts,”  is currently at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City until September 6, 2009.  This is the American Folk Art Museum’s first one person show highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist.

For additional info, go to the web site for the Museum:                                     http://www.folkartmuseum.org/default.asp?id=2384

American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019