“Blood, Thread, & Tears: World War II Quilts”, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama, through November 7, 2011

Approximately 20 World War II quilts and tops will be exhibited at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama, through November 7, 2011.  Ephemera including photos, V mail, ration books, parachute samples, magazines and newspaper quilting patterns which anchor the time frame will be included.  These are from the Collection of Sue Reich.

Maker unknown, Navy Insignia Quilt, cotton and wool.
Photo is the Museum’s.

“Beauty Secrets: 150 Years of History in One Quilt Pattern” at Benton County Historical Society & Museum, Philomath, Oregon, through October 1, 2011

The Benton County Historical Society & Museum in Philomath, Oregon, is showing “Beauty Secrets: 150 Years of History in One Quilt Pattern” through October 1, 2011.  The Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show below is of some of those quilts of the New York Beauty design, a very graphic and loved pattern. The quilts are highly graphic and are beautifully quilted.  The quilts are from Bill Volkening’s Collection.


Photo is the Museum’s.

More about the exhibit at: http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/quiltcounty.cfm

See for more Museum info: http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The Quilt Show has this Smilebox slide show of the exhibit.

“Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondak Quilts & Comforters” Adirondak Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, through October 17, 2011

“Common Threads: 150 Years of  Adirondak Quilts & Comforters” is an exhibit of 150 years of quilts and comforters from the textile  collection of the Adirondak Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, is on view through October 17, 2011, at the Museum.  On exhibit are historic as well as contemporary pieces by regional quilt makers.

For info:http://www.adkmuseum.org/exhibits_and_events/special_exhibits/detail/?id=22

The Museum’s Photo by Tom Dwyer

Slide Show Presentation of Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild’s August 5 – 6, 2011, Show

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox presentation of quilts from the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild’ annual show that was August 5 -6 -2011 in Newport, Oregon.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Lowell Quilt Festival, August 11 – 13, 2011 & Brush Art Gallery and Whistler House Museum of Art Exhibits in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 11th into September 2011

The Lowell Quilt Festival 2011 is August 11-13,

 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852


You can see the 2010  Festival winners: http://www.lowellquiltfestival.org/awards.htm

2010’s Overall Exemplary Design:      Afternoon Delight by Lenore Crawford, Midland, MI



ART QUILTS LOWELL 2011: The Sea is an exhibition of art quilts from Canada and the United States with the theme “The Sea”, which will be from August 11 – September 10, 2011. at the Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 13th from 3 to 5PM during the Lowell Quilt Festival.

More info: http://www.thebrush.org/index.htm

Brush Gallery

                 Photo is the Gallery’s.

Art Quilts at the Whistler House Museum of Art 2011

In Conjunction with the Lowell Quilt Festival is A juried, open themed exhibit, which runs from August 19 – September 3, 2011, at the Whistler House Museum of Art.

Events for Festival Weekend August 11 – 13, 2011:

Saturday: Artist Reception 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Friday: Tea & Sweets in the Parker Gallery 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM   $7.00 per person

For more info: http://www.whistlerhouse.org/ and: http://www.whistlerhouse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=53

Bulbs by Pamela Allen

Photo is the Museum’s.

New PBS Series: “Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics” Fall 2011 Season

The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., has created “a nine-part documentary series titled Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. The series takes a fresh look at quilts and spreads the word about their unique position at the center of a startlingly broad grid of topics, ranging from women’s studies to the contemporary art market.”  as stated on their site: www.whyquiltsmatter.org/welcome/about-the-series/

You’ll need to check your PBS schedule for Fall 2011 to find out when this series will be available in your area.

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics - Episode 4 - What is Art?