Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s National Quilt Collection Photos Online

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has photos now of fifty quilts from the National Quilt Collection online at this address:

“Graphic Quilts at the Gregg” Exhibit at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design Now Through October 4, 2009

“Graphic Quilts at the Gregg”  Quilt Exhibition is on at North Carolina State University’s Gregg Museum of  Art & Design in Raleigh, North Carolina, now through October 4, 2009.

Over 40 quilts from the Gregg Museum of Art & Design’s permanent collection are being shown.  Many of these quilts are more recent acquisitions and focus on graphic design elements in quiltmaking.  The exhibition includes quilts with patriotic themes, exquisite silk and
crazy quilts, finely designed and made antique North Carolina quilts,
and two Sas Colby art quilts.

The museum web site is:

You can see photos of the quilts at:

Quilts Painted on Barns Through Southern Ohio, Too

I recently wrote about quilt blocks painted on barns along the quilt trail in North Carolina,  quilted gardens in Elkhart County, Indiana, and now I just learned that quilts painted on barns are also in southern Ohio.                      This is  the site to check for Ohio’s:

To learn more about Ohio’s barns and the quilt trail, check out:                             

Right now I am thinking about a trip to Athens to Quilt National, and then some time spent driving along the barn route, at least in Athens County; hopefully there’ll be time to see more.   What fun!

Quilt Exhibit at Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg, PA, Through October 24, 2009

“Pennsylvania Quilts: Studies in Color”  A Century of Antique Quilts From the Packwood House Museum’s exhibit is on until October 24, 2009,  at the Packwood House Museum  in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

When going to the web site, press Pennsylvania Quilts.

Crib Quilt Sample

An original of a crib-size quilt, reproduced and made by the Piecemakers of the Susquehanna Valley, which will be raffled for the benefit of Packwood House Museum.   Photo is the Museum’s.

McCord Museum’s Quilts Can Be Seen Online

The McCord Museum is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Museum has photos of their Collection on their web site.  Their home page is:

Their main Collections page is:

But we are, of course, interested in quilts.  Those pages are at:

This photo is the McCord Museum’s.

You will see the symbol below when you check a quilt photo.  This tells you what you can do with the photos.

Creative Commons License
Go see the quilts.  They are lovely!  You can also learn about this pictured quilt.

Take the Quilt Gardens Tour 2009 in Elkhart County, Indiana

There are 16 quilt gardens in Elkhart County, Indiana, which can be seen  as you go on tour.

For more information, go to:             

Image: quilt garden
This quilt garden in downtown Elkhart is the starting point in the 16-garden tour.

Menno-Hof Garden

Menno-Hof Garden

Does this sound like fun or what!

NQA Show in Columbus, Ohio, June 18 – 20, 2009

The NQA (National Quilting Association) show is just around the corner, June 18 – 20, 2009,  in Columbus, Ohio.

For more info, go to their web site:

2009 NQA Quilt Show Poster

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Shows “Through the Needle’s Eye” Until August 9, 2009

Wanda Linsley, Water Lillies, silk and cotton on silk gauze, 13.5″ x 16.5″

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America is exhibiting “Through the Needle’s Eye”, a display of textile art created with needle and thread, which is on until August 9, 2009.

For additional information about this exhibition, go to:

Crystal Bridges  Museum of Art  is located at the Massey,  in Bentonville,  Arkansas.  Their site is:

Quilt Blocks on Buildings Along Quilt Trail in North Carolina

Painted quilt blocks adorn barns and other buildings on North Carolina’s “quilt trails.”

Maps can be downloaded at You can start the quilt trail in Burnsville and pick up a print guide at the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce building’s gift shop.

BOM 2009 Medallion Quilt on The Quilt Show

The 2009 Block of the Month quilt on The Quilt Show, Ricky Tims’ and Alex Anderson’s online show, is designed by Sue Garman especially for TQS.  The monthly instructions and photos  are at:

The quilt is a medallion style quilt about 85″ X 85″ this year and is called “Stars for a New Day.”

It’s a beauty!  Not too late to start, and it’s free!