Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association’s 2013 “Shower of Stars” Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California, Online Slide Show

April 28, 2013

Here is a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show of the April  Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association’s 2013 “Shower of Stars” Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Fiberart International” at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through August 18, 2013

April 23, 2013

Fiberart International is at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through  August 18, 2013  

Fugitive PiecesElin Noble – “Fugitive Pieces”


Produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc., the triennial exhibition features 79 works, 23 of which are by artists living outside the United States. Countries represented include Hungary, Italy, Poland, Argentina, Japan, Canada, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.  The submissions came from 36 different countries, the most diverse in Fiberart International history.





(Exhibit is in two locations)


Society for Contemporary Craft

2100 Smallman St.

Pittsburgh, PA  15222



Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

6300 Fifth Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15232


Fiber Art International

International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, Now through April 13, 2013

April 12, 2013

A friend and I went to the Festival for the preview Wednesday night and back to the show yesterday morning.    The show is wonderful!  The quilts are fabulous!  Driving on I-74 is so easy; no heavy traffic on this freeway.

There aren’t crowds of people for the preview, making it easy to see all the quilts and photograph them without having to wait to get a close up view or an open view to take a photo.  That’s why I like to see all the exhibits first, and then go shopping.  It’s still a difficult decision, “Should I see the quilts or should I shop at the vendors first?”   Hmmm……

If you haven’t been, I strongly recommend that you attend this show.  You won’t be disappointed!


Go to this link to see quilts from the “Tactile Architecture” special exhibit at the show:

“Tactile Architecture” is one of the special exhibits that first opened at the IQF in Houston last Fall, and it is traveling with the other special exhibits to all the IQF Shows through the year: Cincinnati, Chicago, Long Beach.

“Antique Jacobs Ladder Quilts” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through June 11, 2013

April 7, 2013
IMG_0305If you’re going to Paducah, be sure to go to the National Quilt Museum there. My 1800’s quilt will be a part of the exhibit “Antique Jacob’s Ladder Quilts” showing to June 11, 2013. Quilting today is inspired by quilts of the past such as these in their other exhibit:
“New Quilts from an Old Favorite”
Each year this international contest organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern. This year’s selected block is Jacob’s Ladder and how these quilters interpreted it.

“Civil War Women and their Quilts” Presentation, Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North, April 5, 2013, Prime Life, Carmel, Indiana


IMG_0747I will be presenting a program to the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Prime Life Center in Carmel, Indiana, at 1PM. It will consist of a power point presentation of women’s lives and the quilts they made during the Civil War.  There will be a trunk show of a few quilts that were made during the Civil War period.