Online Quilt Index: Largest Virtual Quilt Museum

www.quiltindex.org is the place to go and browse and/or study quilts online.  They now have new tech tools which make the site easier to use. The index is the largest virtual quilt museum there is.

The Quilt Index is a collaboration between the Alliance for American
Quilts; Michigan State University Museum; and MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts,  Letters and Social Sciences Online.

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Photo is the DAR Museum’s,
 whose quilt collection is included in the online Quilt Index
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“Tactile Color” Exhibit on at Ohio State University’s Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio, Through February 6, 2010

Sarah Barker has  her “Tactile Color” exhibit, with quilted versions of oil paintings on canvases,  which is on through February 6, 2010,  at the Ohio State University Urban Arts Space in Columbus, Ohio.

Barker developed a system that assigns six fabric textures to colors: satin for red, wool for blue, velvet for green, flannel for yellow, taffeta for orange and linen for purple.     White is represented by cotton with soft cotton batting, while black is the same cotton cloth over hard cardboard with no batting.

She created touchable fabric interpretations of some of the world’s best-known paintings.

Blind or visually impaired art patrons experience color by feeling the various fabrics. Light and dark shades are signaled by the amount of batting.

For more info, see: http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2009/10/07/1A__BLIND_ART.ART_ART_10-07-09_D1_S1F9O3M.html?sid=101

<p>Sarah E. Barker sews quilt versions of paintings such as the van Gogh work Starry Night, using fabric and batting as color codes.</p>

Video About Kaffe Fassett

This is a video about Kaffe Fassett…very interesting.  I think you will enjoy it.

mms://media.xstream.dk/dk4_2006/Kaffe_720.wmv

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Week Two of Itty Bitty Auction For American Quilt Study Group

The AQSG’s  (American Quilt  Study Group) Itty Bitty Auction of 22  small quilts is in two parts. Week one completed and now week two has begun.

For part two, which started today,   December  7 – Sunday, the 13th, go to: http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/IB_Week_2.asp

then to  place a bid go to http://shop.ebay.com/americanquiltstudygroup/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Gold

Constructed by Xenia Cord and hand quilted by Linda Pumphrey.

“Going for the Gold”

“Four Part Harmony: The Linda Carlson Four-Block Quilt Collection” on Exhibit Now Through March 28, 2010, at International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska

The newest exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska is  the exhibition  “Four Part Harmony: The Linda Carlson Four-Block Quilt Collection”  which will be on display now through March 28, 2010. More than 30 quilts will be shown.  They will be rotated in two groups, with the second part opening January 13, 2010.

"Four-Part Harmony: The Four-block Quilt Collection of Linda Carlson"

http://www.quiltstudy.org/discover/exhibitions/upcoming.html?upcoming_item=60714&db_item=listitem for more info.