Presentation by Pam Holland about International Quilt Festival, Chicago 2010

Pam Holland, who taught at the International Quilt Festival 2010 in Chicago last month, put together a presentation on The Quilt Show about the Festival.  She starts out kind of hokey, but then shows some of the great quilts at the show.

Here it is:

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/articles.php/articles_id/61

Worth seeing.

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“Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts #3 Now through September 11, 2010

“Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts #3” is on exhibit now through September 11, 2010.  This is the third and final installation of Chester County community owned quilts that are on view.

About 50 quilts are in the exhibit “Layers:  Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts #3”  of  West Chester, Pennsylvania.

For more info, the historical society’s web site is:

http://www.cchs-pa.org/


International Quilt Association’s New Study “Quilting in America” Released

The International Quilt Association in Houston, Texas, has the results of a new study about quilt making today.   Interesting to read.

“Quilting enthusiasts spend almost $3.6 billion annually on their passion, proof that the vibrant art of quilting is both alive and thriving in the United States, even in the face of the recent economic challenges all across the country.   According to the just-released Quilting in America2010 survey, enthusiasts’ spending has increased by 9% since the release of the last survey results in 2006,” is what the study shows.

http://www.quilts.com/newHome/news/viewer.php?page=../../pressreleases/y2010/quiltingInAmerica

Nancy Crow: Recent & New Work, May 29 – August 15, 2010, at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York

“Nancy Crow Recent & New Work”, will be at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genessee Street, in Auburn New York, from May 29 – August 15, 2010.  More than fifty quilts will be shown.

 The web site is:   www.schweinfurthartcenter.org

For info about the exhibit: http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/exhibits/2010/NancyCrow.html

This is a write up about the exhibit: http://blog.routes5and20.com/?p=235

March’s “Quilting Arts” magazine had this article: http://www.quiltingarts.com/blogs/pippa/archive/2010/03/05/nancy-crow-three-decades-of-art-quilting.aspx\

Here  is a video from The Post-Standard by Stephen Cannerelli: http://videos.syracuse.com/post-standard/2010/05/nancy_crow_recent_and_new_work.html

 

Machine Quilter’s Showcase May 12 – 15, 2010, Overland Park Convention Center, Kansas City

The Machine Quilter’s Showcase is  this week at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas City.  Dates are May 12 – 15, 2010.

I will be appraising quilts at the show, both hanging quilts and those brought in.  I hope to see you there!

Pink Beauty by Monika Scola

Past Show

Passionately Purple by Kristin Vierra

Past Show

Kantha Quilts of Bengal at Philadelphia Museum of Art Now Through July 25, 2010. Photos Also Online

Kantha quilts which are embroidered, from  Bengal (Bangladesh and India), are on exhibit now through July 25, 2010, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Spain Gallery of the Perelman Building.  The collection  quilts are from the second half of the 19th Century.  You can see photos of 43 of them online  at this location:  http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/browse.html?packID=376

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Photo is the Museum’s.


Here’s more info about the museum.  http://www.philamuseum.org/visit/

   

Slide Presentation of Quilts from Antique Exhibit & Oh Canada! Exhibit at International Quilt Festival Chicago 2010

This is a SmileBox slide presentation from The Quilt Show of some of the antique quilts from The International Quilt Festival 2010 Chicago’s two exhibits: “America Collects Quilts” and “Oh Canada 2010.”

http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4d54597a4d7a55314f546b3d0d0a&blogview=true&campaign=blog_playback_link

My photos below are from the antique quilts exhibit: