Quilt Designs in Snow made by Artist with Snowshoes

March 29, 2012

Katie Hosmer posted on her blog photos and a story about artist Simon Beck in France where he made snow art of quilt designs in the snow with his snow shoes.

You can see it here:


“Contemporary Art Quilts: Working in a Series, Work of Carol Taylor” at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, Washington, March 28 – June 24, 2012

Taylor - Abundance

Carol Taylor – “Abundance”

Photo is the Museum’s.

Contemporary Art Quilts: Working in a Series, the work of Carol Taylor is at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum  in La Conner, Washington  frm March 28 – June 24, 2012. Working in A Series will feature 51 of Carol’s quilts.

For info about the exhibit: http://www.laconnerquilts.com/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits/contemporary-art-quilts


Another Car Quilt Theft!

March 24, 2012

Karen Combs’ quilts were stolen during the night  on March 16th from the back of her rental SUV which was parked at a hotel in New Braunfels, Texas.  You can go to  the lost quilt web site, where there are some pictures http://lostquilt.com/

The police  stated the break-in looked like it was  professional and was probably a “smash and grab” with the thief not knowing what was in the suitcase and of course,  then finding that was nothing of value to the thief.  But, very valuable to the owner!  Many hours of work and creativity and thought went into the contents of that suitcase.  How terrible for Karen!

This type of crime is committed more frequently today than ever.  Think about what you leave in your car.  Be careful.  I do not leave quilts in my car, nor anything else of value, but definitely – never quilts.  As a quilt appraiser I hear of losses more than you would imagine.

Let’s hope that Karen’s full suitcase or the contents turn up soon.

The black suitcase contained quilts for her Patchwork Illusions class, along with teaching supplies and demo items.  The quilts are original designs. They are labeled with Karen’s name and address. The labels are sewn on the back, and could easily be removed.

Here are photos of two of the missing quilts:

Photos are from lostquilt.com.

Ribbon Cube by Karen Combs
Light Crystal by Karen Combs
You can  visit her blog: http://karencombs.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/quilts-stolen .

“Royal and Regal Hawaiian Quilts” Exhibit at Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, through June 17, 2012

March 23, 2012
"Na Kihapai Nani Lua 'Ole O Edena a Me Elenale (The Beautiful Unequaled Gardens of Eden and Elenale),” unidentified maker, Hawaii, early Twentieth Century, cotton, plain weave, appliqué and quilting, gift of estate of Mrs Charles M. Cooke, 1929.

“Na Kihapai Nani Lua ‘Ole O Edena a Me Elenale (The Beautiful Unequaled Gardens of Eden and Elenale),” unidentified maker, Hawaii

Photo is the Academy’s.

“Royal and Regal Hawaiian Quilts” is an exhibit at Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii, through June 17, 2012.

For more information about the exhibit, see: http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/TradeTalk/2012-03-20__10-20-21.html=

You can see a few of the quilts on exhibit at:   http://www.honoluluacademy.org/art/exhibitions/12442-regal_and_royal_hawai=


Slide Show Presentation of Linda Thielfoldt’s Work

Linda Thielfoldt was the guest on The Quilt Show last week, and they have a Smilebox presentation of some of her quilts and garments.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“100 Years, 100 Quilts” Centennial Exhibit through March 2013 at Arizona History Museum in Tucson, Arizona

March 16, 2012

“100 Years, 100 Quilts” Centennial exhibit of the quilter’s art in the Arizona centennial year is at the Arizona History Museum  in  Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona Centennial Quilt
Arizona’s Official Centennial Commemorative Quilt

Partners in the 100 Years 100 Quilts show, l-r Lenna DeMarco, Anne Hodgkins, Anne Woosley, Wanda Seale and Carole Cohen.

The quilts will be shown through March, 2013.   “100 Years, 100 Quilts” will be on display all over the Tucson branch of the Arizona Historical Society.

The exhibit was brainstormed by the Arizona Centennial Quilt Group in partnership with the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame and the Arizona Historical Society.

Photos are the Museum’s.

There is a three minute You Tube video showing some of the quilts at: http://www.danielbuckleyarts.com/2012/02/100-years-100-quilts-centennial-exhibit-opens/

“Coffee is our Friend” at Klamath Art Gallery, Klamath Falls, Oregon, through March 25, 2012

March 16,2012

Coffee is our Friend  is at Klamath Art Gallery in Klamath Falls, Oregon, through March 25, 2012.

Moth Mickie McCormic – “Moth”

Photo is the Gallery’s.

This exhibit is a one-artist show featuring photo images on fabric, including transfers on vintage cloth, framed pieces and art quilts.

For more info: http://klamathartgallery.blogspot.com

“Bridges” Exhibit Slide Presentation from Road to California Quilt Show 2012

March 10, 2012Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Bridges” was a special exhibit by the Quilts on the Wall: Fiber Artists at Road to California, January 2012.

This is a Smilebox slide presentation by The Quilt Show.

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show Today thorugh Saturday, March 1 – 3, 2012, Bloomington, Indiana

March 1, 2012

The annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is showing in Bloomington, Indiana, at the Bloomington Convention Center.  I just found out that my friend, Birgit Schueller, has won a second place award with “Splash”  in the Wallhanging category at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show!  She sent me photos, but for some unknown reason, I can’t get them to publish  in this post.  I’ll keep trying to add them.


“The Loading Dock” by Mary Buvia was the Viewers’ Choice Winner at the 2011 Show.