The Joyce Gross Quilt Collection Photos Can be Seen on Online at The Quilt Show

The Joyce Gross quilt collection’s exhibit, “The World According to Joyce Gross,” is showing  at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, California, until October 25, 2009. The Museum:

You can go to this quilt photo or press on smilebox below it to view this and other quilts from the collection  online.  This is through The Quilt Show, which is the online show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

Click on the Picture to go to the Smilebox

or here:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Joyce Gross Create your own slideshow - Powered by Smilebox

The Tristan Bed Cover to be on Exhibit at the V&A Museum, UK, Opening November 2009

It is now confirmed that the  14th Century ‘Tristan’ bed
cover will be on display at the same time as the quilt exhibition in
2010. It will be in the V&A’s Mediaeval Renaissance Galleries when
they open in late November 2009.

The details from the V&A catalogue are here

Bed cover;  The Tristan quilt;  Unknown;  ca. 1360-1400

Canberra Quilters of Australia Have Award Winners With Photos on Website

Challenge Quilt (Open) - First Place

Helen Godden – Cat Napping

I’ve always thought that my cats have these kinds of dreams.

The 2009 Canberra Quilters, Inc. in Australia have a great site showing award winners of their 2009 show.

New AQS Show in Lancaster, PA, March 2010

This just came through my email….
Quilter’s Heritage has been in Lancaster for years. Rita Barber announced her retirement after the show last April.

Subject: AQS Announces 4th Quilt Show

Press Release

Contact: Bonnie Browning, 270-898-7903, ext. 146

Paducah, Kentucky – August 19, 2009: Today AQS President Meredith Schroeder announced plans for the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) to hold a fourth quilt show in 2010.

AQS will produce a new show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 24 – 27, 2010, at the new Lancaster County Convention Center. The AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Lancaster will feature a quilt contest with $44,000 in cash awards. A special category in the contest is Grand Geometrics – Created the Amish Way. “We are pleased to bring an AQS Quilt Show to Lancaster and the southeastern Pennsylvania area, and to provide another opportunity for quilters to enter our contests and be recognized for their artistry,” stated Schroeder. AQS has signed a three-year agreement to hold this event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

“We’re thrilled at the prospect of welcoming the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) and one of this country’s top quilting shows to the new Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC),” remarked Josh Nowak, director of sales & marketing with the LCCC.

“We can’t think of a better setting for the AQS Quilt Show & Contest than Lancaster County – home to a rich quilting heritage within our Amish community, and where this art form continues to thrive today,” said Christopher Barrett, president and CEO of the PA Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The 2010 AQS Quilt Show presents an undeniably alluring opportunity for local and national quilters alike to share their creative process and outcomes, in a setting recognized worldwide for its beautifully manicured quilt of farms and fields.”

AQS also holds events in Paducah, Kentucky (pending for 2010); Knoxville, Tennessee (July 14 – 17, 2010); and Des Moines, Iowa (October 6 – 9, 2010).

Contest rules are available on the AQS Web site, Registration guides for each show will be available online as soon as they are completed. To order a printed registration guide, send $2.00 for each guide to: AQS, Attn: (name of show) Registration Guide, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290.

In addition to the AQS Web site and the AQS Blogs (AQS Quilt News, AQS Publishing, and American Quilter magazine), quilters can now become a fan of AQS on Facebook, and follow AQS on Twitter. The AQS quilting community grows again!

For lodging and general information on American Quilter’s Society shows, go to, or call 270-898-7903.

More Info on Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibit in 2010: March 20 – July 18th

I wrote a while back about the upcoming quilt exhibit in 2010 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK.

Here is more info that was put on their site about it:


Photos are the Museum’s.


This is from the previous blog:

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS at the Victoria and Albert Museum, U.K.


Appliqued and embroidered quilt showing scenes of a love story, 875-85, maker unknown. Museum no. T200-1969

20 March – 18 July 2010

This exhibition will showcase the V&A’s collection of patchwork and quilted covers to bring together over 300 years of British quilting history, from the spectacular bed hangings and silk coverlets of the 18th century, to the creative reinvention of the quilt by contemporary artists.

If you’re planning a trip to U.K. during the exhibit, you’ll want to get to the V & A Museum!

Winterthur Quilt Collection Photos Online

There are now online photos of  Winterthur’s  quilt collection . See them at:

Go to this site for information about the Collection, which consists of more than 300 quilts.

The Alliance For American Quilts: Online Auction Set For October

The Alliance For American Quilts is having a fundraiser in October that is an online auction, “Crazy For Quilts.”

All contest quilts will be auctioned via eBay.  All proceeds will support AAQ.  All auctions  end at 9:00 PM Eastern.

On eBay search keyword “Alliance for American Quilts.” Never used eBay? No problem! View a great tutorial on the eBay website.

You can go to this site to see the quilts:

I’ll update the blog closer to the date.

Here are two of the more than eighty quilts:

14. “Folly Flash”
Yvonne Porcella

66. “Crazy Cow Polarity”
Kathryn Wagar Wright

World Quilt Show-New England August 13 – 16, 2009, in Manchester, New Hampshire

Mancusco is putting on the World Quilt Show – New England from August 13 – 16, 2009, at The  Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

Here is the site for more info:

I have not had the opportunity of attending one of their shows, but I have heard that they are well done.  Perhaps someone who has had the experience will write a comment……..

Antique Welsh Quilts Video

A video of an exhibition of antique Welsh quilts is being shown at: The video is from BBC.

A center  in the old Town Hall in Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales,  UK, is featuring a collection of some of the finest examples of these quilts that Jen Jones has been collecting since the seventies.

Slide Show of Cathy Franks’ Work

My friend, Cathy Franks, was the guest on The Quilt Show  with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims last week.  Lilo Bowman from the show produced a slide show of some of Cathy’s work.   Cathy is a long arm quilter who uses a Gammil.  I think her quilts will knock your socks off!     Cathy does my long arm quilting.

Close up of “On the Wings of a Dragonfly”

Created by John Anderson
Click to Play

Quilt Care Information For New Quilts

Here is another web site with quilt care info.  It is from Sandy Schweitzer’s web site, and the reason I thought you would be interested in her quilt care information is that she includes care of new quilts.  It is:

New England Quilt Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 5 – 8, 2009


Opening Act, by Quilt Artist Elaine Quehl from Ontario, Canada

The  Museum’s photo.

This piece, at the Whistler Gallery, is one in the “Quiltscapes at the Whistler.”   This exhibit is on August 5 – 29, 2009, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, 2 – 4PM.   For more info, go to:

This is part of the New England Quilt Festival, on next weekend, August  5- 8, 2009, in Lowell, Massachusetts.  There are many exhibits throughout the downtown area, with more than 500 quilts to see.

The Brush Art Gallery ‘s exhibit,  ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009, is August 5 – September 19, 2009. There will be an Artist Reception on Saturday, August 8, 3 – 5PM.  Their site is:

“Images 2009” is at the Tsongas Arena.

A Sense of Balance is the exhibit at the  Boott Cotton Mills Museum gallery. See:

Fabrication of Imagination, is at the ALL Gallery, August 1 – 30, 2009,  246 Market Street, opposite the National Park Visitor Center in the Market Mills.  There will be an Artist Reception on Saturday, the 8th, from 2 – 4PM.     For more info:

What Followed Me Home is the exhibit at the American Textile History Museum until August 23, 2009. Their site: