Online Photos of Quilts from World War I

September 30, 2012

Sue Reich,  quilt historian and AQS quilt appraiser colleague, has completed her blog about World War I quilts.

Sue Reich’s  blog entry is

There are  info and photos of some of the quilts from that period.

She said that  The Centennial Memorial  of the “Great War” is upon us.   These quilts are humble, scarce and very special.

Dated Xmas 1918, this wool quilt is typical of quilts made during World War I. Wool was a popular textile choice in quiltmaking in the early 20th Century.  Photo is Sue Reich’s.

The American Quilter’s Society First Annual Grand Rapids Show 2012, Michigan, Slide Presentation

September 27, 2012

The American Quilter’s Society Show was in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for its first annual show there.  The Quilt Show has this Smilebox slide presentation of some of the quilts in the show that was held August 22 – 25th.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts” at International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, from December 7, 2012, to September 9, 2013

September 25, 2012

The  International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, is showing “Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts” from December 7, 2012, to September 9, 2013. The Center and Museum are at the Lincoln campus of University of Nebraska.

For more info:


Photo is the Center’s.

“Artistry of the Traditional Quilt” at University Library Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, California, until October 20, 2012.

September 14, 2012

“Artistry of the   Traditional Quilt” is showing at University Library Gallery at California State University, Sacramento, California, until October 20, 2012.

These are antique quilts from the collection of Carol Gebel.


An info handout can be seen at:

Photo is Gebel’s.

“Celebrating the Fiber Art: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery,” Old Deerfield, Massachusetts

Caryls’  photo


September 13, 2012

“Celebrating the Fiber Art:  The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery” in  Old Deerfield, Massachusetts,  is a permanent exhibit with changing elements.  You can check this at:

This collection features many quilts, coverlets and other domestic textiles.  Their costumes and textiles have long been considered some of the finest in America.

SAQA Benefit Auction Already Raised $5,250!

September 11, 2012

The SAQA Benefit Auction has already raised $5,250!

Valerie Maser-Flanagan - Fracture

           Valerie Maser-Flanagan – Fracture

Price was $750 and dropped to $550 at 2:00 PM Eastern today.

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“Art INfiber” Exhibit at Fountain Square Library, Indianapolis, Indiana, through October 2012

“Solar Flare” by Mary Strinka

INfiber, a fiber art group in Indianapolis, Indiana, has an exhibit of their work at the Fountain Square Library in Indianapolis through the end of October.

For info about INfiber:

Virginia Avery, Pioneer in the Quilt Making Revival

September 9, 2012

Virginia Avery passed away on September 6, 2012, just shy of her one hundredth birthday.  She was a pioneer in the quilt making revival that began in the seventies.  Jinny was internationally known for her quilts and wearable art; she was also an accomplished jazz pianist–her band played on the Today Show and for UN delegates.

There  is a web portrait of  her in video interviews and mini-documentary. You can also see photos of her quilts.

and this blog post by Karen Alexander:

Quilt Trips: Tours and Cruises

September 8, 2012

Now that summer is almost over, I got to thinking about quilt trips that are available these days, so I was looking online  for tours for quilters and here are two.

The first is Deb Roberts’ at:

I know Deb personally and have heard glowing reports from friends and colleagues who have been on her tours.


Deb Roberts’ Tours and World of Quilts Travel


Here’s a web site where you can find out about other  quilt-related trips:

This one is cruises at:
Stitchin' Heaven Travel -- Your Premier Source for Quilting Cruises and Tours!

“Pennsylvania Quilts II: Patterns and Variations An Exhibit of Antique Quilts from Packwood House Museum Collection” at Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, through October 13, 2012

September 4, 2012

“Pennsylvania Quilts II: Patterns and Variations An Exhibit of Antique Quilts from Packwood House Museum Collection” is the current exhibit at Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, through October 13, 2012.

2009 Quilt Exhibit

2009‘s “Pennsylvania Quilts: Studies in Color” exhibit in Packwood House Museum’s Kelly Gallery

Photo is the Museum’s.

This exhibit  examines the collection based on patterns, including stars, squares, rectangles, triangles, curves, flowers, and one-patch patterns. The Kelly Gallery will feature more than 30 quilts and include in-depth discussions on each of the variations shown, and visitors will get to see an additional 50 quilts artfully displayed throughout the historic house museum.

More info: