“Grandmother’s Choice: Votes for Women” & Barbara Brackman’s Blog

August 28, 2013

Barbara Brackman’s excellent blog http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com/    is about American women’s suffrage.  You can see some of the photos from it at: http://pinterest.com/ochai/grandmothers-choice-quilt/

And her other blog  Material Culture, about fabrics and quilts, past and present at: http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/

Quilters Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee: Ruth B. McDowell

Quilters Hall of Fame Honors Ruth B. McDowell as 2014 Inductee

 Ruth B. McDowell is  named the Quilters Hall of Fame’s inductee for 2014.  The Marion, Indiana,  induction will take place July 17 – 19, 2014.

Here is a small sampling of her  work in a Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.

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Excellent Tutorials Site

August 24, 2013

McCall’s  Quilting   has a web site with free  quilting lessons for various techniques in quilt making.  An example of one that is about on point settings is at:  http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Setting_Blocks_On_Point_

Excellent tutorials at: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/issues/lessons

Karen Nyberg, Astronaut Quilter

This will take you to NASA astronaut, Karen Nyberg’s Facebook page:  Astronaut Karen Nyberg    

Karen is currently on  the International Space Station.  This is from her Facebook  page.

via Karen Nyberg – Astronaut by day. Aspiring quilter, crafter, artist, runner by night. Wife and Mommy 24/7. “Floating Fat Quarters. KN from space.”
Photo: via Karen Nyberg - Astronaut by day. Aspiring quilter, crafter, artist, runner by night. Wife and Mommy 24/7. "Floating Fat Quarters. KN from space."
Photo: via Karen: "Spending a little Saturday afternoon down time in my "sewing space". KN from space."  Karen is not the only astronaut with sewing skills (she took this picture of Chris Cassidy): http://bit.ly/16TObNo
Karen Nyberg, astronaut: “Spending a little Saturday afternoon down time in my “sewing space”. KN from space.”

Jelly Roll Race Quilt Technique Instructions

August 11,2013

The Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial on You Tube about making quilt tops in the jelly roll race technique.   They have easy-to-follow instructions on many quilt making techniques.  This one is no exception.

If you haven’t made one of these fast quilt tops, try it.  You will have fun and the top will be made in less than an hour.  I made one last year, so I know.

The site is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU

Free Online Tutorials for Lone Star, a.k.a. Star of Bethlehem Quilts

August 6, 2013

More tutorials!  These three are for making the Star of Bethlehem, a.k.a. Lone Star quilt.

For a 60″ piece with appliques in corners, here is the tutorial by Janome: http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Lone_Star_on_the_Horizon

Links for the other sizes are:

70″ star on Angelfire at: http://www.angelfire.com/va3/jclane/LoneStar/LoneStar.html

15″ star on Hopeful Homemaker at: http://hopefulhomemaker.com/wp/2013/04/01/lone-star-block-tutorial/

These tutorials were written about in the August Craftsy online newsletter.

Two antique Star of Bethelem a.k.a. Lone Star quilts on display:

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“MQX Festival New England 2013” Online Slide Presentations

August 2, 2013

“MQX Festival New England 2013” is online in these Smilebox  slide shows by The Quilt Show of photos from Cheryl Beglau.

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Click to play this Smilebox slideshow