Exhibits at La Conner Quilts & Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington, Until March 28, 2010

“Imagery and Imagination” shows the work of Lura Schwarz Smith.  “On the Surface” is work by members of Surface Design Association.   These exhibits are at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum in La Conner,  Washington, until March 28, 2010.


 Lura Schwarz Smith

Photo is the Museum’s.


From “On the Surface”


 Photo is the Museum’s.

Part Deux of Road to California Slide Show of Quilts

Here is Part Deux of  a slide show of quilt photos from the 2010 Road to California Show, which is from The Quilt Show.


There is an earlier blog entry for the Part One.

“Patterns of the Past: A Century of American Quilting” Exhibition at Hoover Museum, West Branch, Iowa, Through March 21, 2010

The exhibit, “Patterns of the Past: A Century of American Quilting,” is on at the Hoover Museum in West Branch, Iowa, until March 21, 2010.

The quilts are from the collection of Nancy Pfutzenrueter.

Site is: http://www.hoover.archives.gov


Patterns of the Past

Photo is the Museum’s.

Drake House Museum in Plainfield, New Jersey, to Show Their Quilt Collection January 24 – February 28, 2010

 The Drake House Museum will be showing twelve of their quilts dated from 1777 to 1915.  The exhibit is called: “Stitches in Time – American Quilts 1777 – 1915.”

Twelve quilts dating from 1777 to 1915  from the Drake House Museum’s Quilt Collection will be on exhibition Sunday, January 24th,  through February 28th, 2010.  The Museum is located in Plainfield, New Jersy.

“Excellent examples of signature, album, friendship and crazy quilts, as well as rare challis wool pieces, will be on display.  The highlight of the exhibit is The Tree of Life Quilt which is the oldest quilt in the Historical Society of Plainfield’s collection.  It has been referred to by experts as being one of the finest caliber quilts of its era.  It was completed in 1777, the summer in which General George Washington used the Drake Farm House as his temporary headquarters.  It was quilted by the daughter of John Hart, the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence (one of five signers from New Jersey).  The Hart’s were farmers from Hopewell with thirteen children.  They were forced to live in caves during the British invasion of the region.  Meanwhile their farm was raided and their cattle were slaughtered.” …excerpt from the web site.

 See this site for additional info: http://drakehousemuseum.tripod.com

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington, Indiana, March 4 – 6, 2010

The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is set for March 4 – 6, 2010,  at the Bloomington Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana.

The web site is: www.ihqs.org for more info about the show.

The site now has winners from the 2009 show at: http://ihqs.org/images/2009gallery/index.html

“Nebraska’s Rising Sun” by Sandi McMillan
2009 winner

Online Slide Show of Road to California Quilts 2010

To see a slide show of quilts from the 2010 Road to California Show, check out:


The site is The Quilt Show, which has a SmileBox slide show.

Road to California’s Best of Show


The Three Sisters, with their quilt Seasonal Sisters has won Best of Show at the Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase.   Annette Hendricks,  Gail Thomas, and Helen Godden are the sisters.

Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase is January 14 – 17, 2010, in Ontario, California

The dates of the Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase, “The Best in the West,” being held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, are January 14 – 17, 2010.

Check their web site for more info:  http://www.road2ca.com/index.html

“Grapes of Harvest” by Gina Perkes was the 2009 Best of Show winner.

“Nancy Crow: Crossroads New and Recent Quilts ” Exhibit at Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA, January 30 – April 19, 2010

 The Fuller Craft Museum in Brocton, Massachusetts, will have “Nancy Crow: Crossroads  New and Recent Quilts,” from January 30 through April 19, 2010. There are thirty pieces in the exhibit.

http://www.fullercraft.org/exhibitions.html is info about the exhibit.

http://www.fullercraft.org/ is the Museum’s site.

  Nancy Crow
Nancy Crow, Constructions 95.

Smithsonian Native American Quilts Online

This site at the Smithsonian has an article about native American quilts.

Go to this site to see a few photos of some of the quilts:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/multimedia/photos/?articleID=78435422&c=y

Red Bottom Tipi quilt

Patriotic Quilt Exhibit Can be Seen Online – You Can Make One to Help Our Troops

This exhibit of   22″  square quilts has been to Iraq for our troops to see and it travels to quilt shows.  Money from the books and auction of the quilts will benefit US wounded warriors.  Currently 220 of the quilts are touring.

You can make one of these quilts.  They tour for eighteen months and then are auctioned.  All moneys go to our wounded service men and women.

See the quilts: http://heavenlypatchwork.com/patriotic_quilt_exhibits_and_programs.htm

You can go to this site for the 2010 Patriotic Quilt Entry Form, if you want to be a part of this:  http://heavenlypatchwork.com/Download%20Entry%20Form.pdf

Kathryn Brooks, Norman, Ok

Check comment 1, which has current info about the 2010 quilts.