“Hexed” & “Vintage Revisited” Exhibits at Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, Virginia, through August 24, 2013

May 28, 2013

Exhibits are at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  More than 125 quilts hanging, plus 32 framed needlepoint
quilt designs make the building PACKED with inspiration.

There are two exhibits – HEXED features three hundred years of quilts
made with hexagons, and the other VINTAGE REVISITED which shows off
remakes of classic patterns by contemporary artists.

The “Vintage” collection has 117 quilts made by 17 artists, 8 of whom
are from Virginia.

http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits/

“Star Struck”
by Cheryl See
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“To Honor and Cover”: Quilt Index’s Site Shows Commemorative Quilts

May 27, 2013

The Quilt Index shows some quilts commemorating Memorial Day here:

http://www.quiltindex.org/news/2013/05/27/quilts-on-memorial-day-to-honor-and-cover/

Visit to “Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” Exhibit, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, through September 8, 2013

May 22, 2013

“Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” is on through September 8, 2013

at the Illinois State Museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

We went to Springfiled, Illinois, Friday to see the    exhibit at the Illinois State Museum.  It was a three and a quarter hour drive for us from the NW side of Indy, an easy drive.

The exhibit is very well done!  There are many quilts with detailed write ups for every one.  There are also other CW artifacts in the exhibit, which my husband and son enjoyed as well as the quilts.

I recommend that you see this exhibit if you possibly can.  Lunch at Boone’s Saloon, across the street from the north side of the museum was a treat.

This was my original post:

“With equal vigor of the enlisting Union soldiers, loyal Illinois women organized to support soldiers on the field and in the hospital, as they braced themselves for the changes in family and community life that the war would bring.

This exhibition features quilts, Civil War military supplies and weapons, a regimental drum, household artifacts and stories of women’s work and struggles during the Civil War, the Museum’s web site states.  The exhibit, as of this date,  opens on February 3, 2013, and runs through September 8, 2013.

Can’t wait to see it!

http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/pressroom.html?NPR=1196

General Museum info: http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/main/geninfo.html

Also not to be missed in Lincoln’s Home and Neighborhood
(http://www.nps. gov/liho/ index.htm), worthy of an afternoon’s stroll.

Many other Lincoln sites can be found at:
http://www.visit- springfieldillin ois.com/Lincoln/ Sites/

And don’t forget, Route 66 goes right through Springfield!
http://www.visit- springfieldillin ois.com/Route- 66/Kicks/  ”

Here are just a few of these historical quilts in the exhibit:

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Beautiful Trapunto detail

First Quilter in Space: NASA Astronaut

is where you can read  an interesting interview  with Karen Nyberg,  astronaut, taking quilting where no quilt has gone before…

“Imagine” on “Quilt Journal” Cover

May 11, 2013

“Imagine”  was selected for the cover of “Quilt  Journal,” a new book just published by  Chalet Publishing, who also publishes the Quilter’s Travel Companion ” every two years.

“This is more than just a lined journal.  Each quilt has 3 dedicated pages with room to fill out the quilt pattern, techniques used, important dates for the quilt, etc.  Also room for fabric swatches and photos of the quilt if you like.  There’s room for 26 new quilts in each journal. And at the end of the journal there is a bonus section to record information for up to 8 family/antique quilts also.

Measures 7.5″ by 10″ and is spiral bound.” according to Chalet.

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“Imagine” by Caryl Schuetz

The book is available at your quilt shop and also their website: www.quiltersgiftshop.com

“High Fiber: Women to Watch” at Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum, Fort Smith, Arkansas through July 7, 2013

May 5, 2013

High Fiber: Women to Watch is at Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas, through  July 7, 2013  

Living off the LandDeborah Kuster – “Living off of the Land”

This curated exhibit showcases textile-based works that have been influenced by world travel and exploring the relationship between art, nature, and spirituality.

 

Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum