Road to California Show 2012 Winners

January 28, 2012

Road to California Show was last weekend in Ontario, California.  They always have fabulous quilts!  And this year’s show is no exception.

You can see the winners at:   Here are a few of the winners:

Ms. MacDonald Had a Farm by Bonnie Keller

Mission Impeccable by Kumiko Frydl

Star Struck by Cheryl See

Venetian Menangerie by Melissa Sobotka

Yellow Rose of Texas and More by Stevii Graves & Martha Nordstrand

Seasonal Serenade by Diana Shore

The Loading Dock by Mary Buvia

“Gone to Texas: Women & Quilts” at The Joseph & Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum, Austin, Texas

 Women & Quilts

The Dickinson Museum’s new exhibit, “Gone to Texas: Women & Quilts”,  features fabulous 19th century quilts from Texas families.  The exhibit runs from March 2 to September 23, 2012.    Marcia Kaylakie, my colleague, is guest curator of the exhibit.  The Museum is located in Austin, Texas.

More info:

Photo is the Museum’s.

New: Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange

January 21, 2012

A new quilt museum has opened in LaGrange, Texas: Texas Quilt Museum.

Their web site is:

The Museum states: It is housed in two historic 1890s buildings, which provide a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art .   You’ll find a wide range of quilt art on exhibit year-round at the Museum, from fine antique quilts in traditional patterns to contemporary works.

The opening exhibition is “Texas Quilts Today: Selections from the Book Lone Stars III,” a three-part showcase of the best in modern quilt making from the last quarter century by artists living in the Lone Star State. A wide variety of techniques, styles, and subject matter will be seen in three separate segments of the exhibit that will run through summer 2012.

At present, sixty-two quilts from the book, Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2012, written by Museum Co-Founders and Co-Directors Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes, and published by the University of Texas Press, are on view through mid-January 2012. The book, which serves as the catalogue for the exhibition, includes a total of 200 quilts. The second part of the exhibit will open in February 2012, and the third and final part in June 2012.

Online Slide Show of Tactile Architecture Exhibit at International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2011

January 14, 2012

Here is a slide presentation of the Tactile Architecture juried exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2011:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

The Quilt Show presents the slide show as a Smilebox presentation.

“Out of this World: Contemporary Star Quilts” & “Stars! A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts” showing at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, through January 21, 2012

January 11, 2012

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“Galactic Tango” by Gail Garber

Photo is the Museum’s.

This exhibition, “Out of this World: Contemporary Star Quilts” enables viewers to compare and contrast these works with traditional pieces displayed in the companion exhibition, “Stars! A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts” at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum through January 21, 2012, in Golden, Colorado.

by the American Quilt Study Group

Bethlehem Star by Nancy L Losee

Photo is the Museum’s.

Botanical Quilts on Exhibit at Charleston Museum through April 22, 2012

Botanical Quilts are  on exhibit at the  Charleston Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, through April 22, 2012.
Historic Textiles Gallery

Charleston has a long and venerable quilt making history. Broderie perse or chintz appliqué, consists of floral and botanical printed fabrics imported from India, England and Europe. The quilt was made by cutting up these luxurious textiles and then reapplying the motifs to a larger fabric, carefully stitching around each element. Quiltmakers could create a stunning tree of life, a graceful floral basket or an album quilt of many different designs. Botanical Quilts examines the many different botanically-inspired quilts that graced the beds of Lowcountry residents throughout the 19th century.





HT-0585The photos are the Museum’s.

See more photos of the quilts at:

Bonnie McCaffery’s VidCast Interview with Maraya Waters

Bonnie McCaffery’s  VidCast  this month is a  twelve minute  interview with award winning Maraya Waters of Australia, who explains how she does her fabulous applique in her quilts. She uses a Floriana sewing and quilting product.  It’s worth your time to see it.  Now I have to try her applique technique.