“American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection” showing through January 2, 2011, at Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia

More than forty early American quilts  from the Winterthur Museum are being shown at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in RIchmond, Virginia,  until January 2, 2011.

The Winterthur Museum in Delaware is famed for its period room settings featuring the remarkable collection of furniture, fabrics, quilts, and decorative arts collected by Henry Francis du Pont . For the first time ever a selection of more than 40 of their most stunning quilts are on exhibit.  Info about the exhibit:  http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Exhibitions/American-Quilts


Photos are the Museum’s.

Slide Presentation of Best of Show Winner, Sharon Shamber’s “Mystique,” International Quilt Festival, Houston, November 2010

Here are a few slides from The Quilt Show on Smilebox of Sharon Shamber’s Best of Show quilt, “Mystique” from the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, just a few weeks ago.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Nancy Kerns, Founders Award, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, November 2010

Nancy Kerns received the Founders Award at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, in November 2010, for her Baltimore Beauty,  “Mary Simon Revisited”, the design of which is from the D.A.R. Museum.


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

This is a Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show.

Houston Chronicle Article about International Quilt Festival Houston 2010

A “Houston Chronicle”  article about the International Quilt Festival in Houston is at: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/7281515.html

Blog with Photos and Info about International Quilt Festival’s Exhibits, November 2010

Susan Brubaker Knapp’s blog, Blue Moon River, is well done with photos and info about  the exhibits from International Quilt Festival November 2010 in Houston, Texas.

You’ll need to scroll down through her two newest blog entries on http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/ to November 8th.

Be sure to go to the next page also “older Posts”, to get parts 1 & 2 from the show.

Online Auction of Quilts to Benefit Alzheimer’s Research Ends November 10, 2010

The online Auction has begun!  It started on November 1 and will run through November 10.  Support the fight against Alzheimer’s,

On November 1, the online quilt auction for the World Series Quilt Challenge began.  The auction will conclude November 10 so you still have time to bid.  Each quilt is a 16″ x 16″ masterpiece created by some heavy hitters in the quilting world.

The quilts for auction were made by: Hollis Chatelain, John Flynn, Becky Goldsmith,  Sue Nickels, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.

For more information on the auction, click here.

Quilt # LT369 – Tiny Tea at Tenby     Sue Nickels

Winners Posted Online from 2010’s International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

The show is on through the weekend, November 2 – 7, 2010.

The winners of the International Quilt Festival 2010 in Houston, Texas, ” A World of Beauty”are at: http://www.quilts.com/fqf10/enVivo/

The Special Exhibits quilts are highlighted also.  Go to the web page above and click on “Special Exhibits” and on “IQA Winners” on the left to see the quilts.

“The Girls of Tyrone Farm” by Beth Miller


“After the Rain” by Dianne Firth


“Coneflower” by Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert

“Exploring the Surface” Exhibit at Indiana Humanities Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2010

Celebrate the opening of  “Exploring the Surface” at the Indiana Humanities Council, Friday, November 5, from 5-7 pm at 1500 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. Phone is:  (317) 638-1500.

Fifteen members of Studio Art Quilt Associates are showing their textile art for the month of November.

Here is a link to the SAQA website:


and a link to the Indiana Humanities Council:

http://www.indianahumanities.org with more info at: http://www.indianahumanities.org/news_details.aspx?ID=34

Come to the opening, where we will have wine and appetizers. Some of the art will be available for purchase.

“Best Bloom” by Caryl Schuetz