AQS Lancaster Show 2012’s Winners: Slide Show Presentation

April 26, 2012

The American Quilter’s Society’s Lancaster Quilt Show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in April 2012 has a slide show of the winners on YouTube at:

“To Be a Child: Contemporary Textiles by Ruth de Vos” at Showcase Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia April 26 – May 5, 2012

April 22, 2012

To Be a Child: Contemporary Textiles by Ruth de Vos   is at Showcase Gallery in Northbridge, Western Australia, from April 26 – May 5, 2012

Child-De Vos

Ruth de Vos – “What Can You See, My Child?”

Photo is the Gallery’s.

Observing small children as they notice budding flowers, snail trails, floating bubbles and dripping rain for the first time is a wonderful reminder of just how special these ordinary things are. In an effort to retain some of that wide-eyed wonder herself and to share it with others, Ruth has stitched these vibrant textiles.

Entries Submitted for International Quilt Festival 2012

April 18, 2012

I just uploaded my entry into the International Quilt Festival’s special exhibit, “Tactile Architecture”  at Houston this Fall and then to travel for one year after that show.

“Summer in the City” by Caryl Schuetz

30″ x 28″


I submitted my entry online to their special exhibit “In Full Bloom” yesterday.  This exhibit also travels for one year.

“Lovely Lily” by Caryl Schuetz

32″ x 37″


Cathy Franks, professional long arm quilter, quilted this quilt for me.  I quilted “Summer in the City.”

Now I have to wait to see if they will be juried in for the show.  We are told that we will be informed by June 1st. A long wait!

Bee Retreat

April 13, 2012

I went on a quilt retreat a few weeks ago.  What fun!  There were eight of us working on our own quilts in a large room with design wall, irons set up and cutting tables outside that room.

Using my hand dyed cottons,  I actually made a top from a pattern.  I haven’t made a quilt top from a pattern in probably almost twenty years.  Using the pattern was a challenge for me, since it had been so long.  Here is the top, which I completed the first evening:

It’s from the pattern “Sunshine Maze” of Christine Porter Quilts, which I had purchased from Shiisa Quilts Shop in Bloomington, Indiana, awhile back.

International Quilt Festival, April 12 – 15, 2012, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

For tickets, click here!
I’m going Thursday for the preview night and will be there Friday.  Let me know if you want to meet there.

Slide Show of Japan & Texas Collaborate on “Quilts that Helped us Heal: the Briscoe Center’s Reflection on 9/11 Quilt Collection”

April 6, 2012

This is a Smilebox slide presentation by The Quilt Show of Japan and Texas collaboration on “Quilts that Helped us Heal: The Briscoe Center’s Reflection of 9/11 Quilt Collection”

Forty-one wall quilts were created collaboratively by quiltmakers in Japan and in central Texas as expressions of condolence following the 9/11 tragedy.

Here is a selection of those quilts from the exhibit, Quilts That Helped Us Heal, that appeared last fall at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston.

“Fenway Park Centennial Quilts” Exhibit at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through July 8, 2012

April 3, 2012

Fenway Park Centennial Quilts by Rosemary Bawn & Other Quilt Artists is on exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum through July 8, 2012.  The show commemorates one hundred years of the Boston Red Sox’ Fenway.


Photo is the Museum’s.

More info:

Record Attendance at International Quilt Festival’s 2011 Houston, Texas, Show

The International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, 2011, announced a record attendance of 60,680!

There were more than one thousand quilts on display; over three hundred classes; five hundred forty-nine vendors.  Quilt artists and aficionados came from more than thirty-five countries.

To read the article on their web site, go to: