“Wet and Wild: Contemporary Art Quilts from the Collection of John M. Walsh III” at Morris Museum Morristown, New Jersey, through December 8, 2013

September 25, 2013

Wet and Wild:  Contemporary Art Quilts from the  Collection of John M. Walsh III is at Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, through December 8, 2013  

Ellen Anne Eddy – “Arctic Dreams”

The exhibit features more than 25 spectacular quilts drawn from one of the country’s preeminent private collections and showcases art quilts that are inspired by the common theme of water. The quilts featured in the exhibit combine innovative methods of construction with nontraditional materials and techniques.

Morris Museum


New “Quilting Hub” Quick Links Resource

September 22, 2013

Here’s a great new quilt-related web site for quilt makers:  http://www.quiltinghub.com/

The site  lists links for shop maps, events, blogs, services, guilds, speakers, internet shops, and shops along your travel route.

I recently joined an interesting new website called QuiltingHub. QuiltingHub is maintained by quilters for quilters. I see it becoming the central hub of quilting information where we can share our local events, shops, guilds, associations, museums, service providers (including guild speakers) and manufacturers with each other.  It will be very nice to be able to travel or move to a new area and get an easy and accurate idea of the events, shops and other quilting resources in any given area worldwide.

Slideshow of “Maps” Exhibit at IQF Longbeach, California, August 2013

September 18, 2013
 “Maps” was on exhibit at the International Quilt Festival of Long Beach 2013 Show in August. The  pieces are of maps and our lives intersecting.  The exhibit was sponsored and coordinated by Quilts on the Wall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Sacred Threads,” Sunderland Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, September 15 – November 10, 2013

September 16, 2013

 Barbara Allen – “33 Weeks”

Sacred Threads will be at Sunderland Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska, from September 15 – November 10, 2013

Sacred Threads is a juried quilt exhibit. These thought-provoking art quilts explore a range of human experience: joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief, and peace. A companion exhibit called Artistry in Nature, will feature 17 quilts by local artists of the Midwest Fiber Arts Alliance.

Sacred Threads

Quilt Care Information

American Quilter’s Society has quilt care information:

Part 1 is on Light in quilt care at: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-part-1-light

Part 2 is about Cool, Clean and Dry: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-part-2-cool-clean-and-dry

And Part 3 is Quilt Storage: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-%E2%80%93-part-3-quilt-storage

Bobbie Aug is an expert on quilt appraisal and quilt care, and she was a member of the American Quilter’s Society’s AQS Appraiser Certification Program Committee.   Here is a YouTube video by the American Quilter’s Society of Bobbie demonstrating the folding of a quilt.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jnc_rPKsCg


Tutorials on Blog “Cluck Cluck Sew”

September 12, 2013

 Tutorials for the making of several quilts and other projects are on the blog, “Cluck Cluck Sew” at :  http://www.cluckclucksew.com/p/my-tutorials.htm

Check out the site.  There might be something there that you would like to make.

“Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, September 16, 2013–January 5, 2014

September 9, 2013

Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City September 16, 2013–January 5, 2014.

The exhibit features textiles from around the world, including  examples created and traded for spices and other exotic goods from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth.

For more info: http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2013/interwoven-globe

An article from the New York TImes : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/arts/design/interwoven-globe-a-300-year-survey-of-textiles-at-the-met.html

SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction Begins Monday, September 9th at 2PM EDT

September 7, 2013

These are just a few of the pieces that will go up for auction on Monday, September 9th at 2PM EDT in the benefit auction for SAQA (Studio Artists Quilt Association).

Joy of Colours curated by Uta Lenk
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Geri deGruy – This Moment *** Nneka Gamble – Mudcloth in Color *** Jodi Scaltreto – Toucan
Jill Hoddick – Simply Red *** Jeanne Marklin – Red and Yellow *** Heather Pregger – Ruins #3 
Why YOU should take part in the Benefit Auction —

1. The artwork is gorgeous!
2. Prices range from $750 to $75 so there’s something for everyone’s budget.
3. They’re small so it’s easy to find a home for them.
4. They make great gifts!
5. 100% of the proceeds goes to support SAQA’s exhibition program!

“Luscious Greenery” curated by Judy Warner
Marilyn Wall - A Study in Green Charlotte Ziebarth - Deep Pool 1 Denise Oyama Miller - Seaweed Swirl 

Pam Dowen - Water Leak Marina Sigalas - My Dream Garden Naomi Weidner - Paper Kite

Marilyn Wall – Study in Green *** Charlotte Ziebarth – Deep Pool #1 *** Denise Oyama Miller – Seaweed Swirl Pam Dowen – Water Leak *** Marina Sigalas – My Dream Garden *** Naomi Weidner – Paper Kite

SAQA’s 2013 Benefit Auction

There are 421 gorgeous pieces of art up for bid.     Bid early and often to help promote the art quilt! 

Online Slide Show of Mickey Lawler’s Quilts

September 3, 2013

Mickey Lawler has been painting on fabric using Setacolor paints for many years.  Her beautiful fabric is for sale at large shows.  You can see some of her quilts on this Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers,” Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, through January 5, 2014

September 1,2013

The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers is open now through January 5, 2014 at the Virginia Historical Society in RIchmond, Virginia.  The exhibition presents more than thirty bedcovers made in western Virginia between 1800 and 1950. The show examines patterns, methods, and fabrics passed down through generations of Virginia families.  For more information, visit the Virginia Historical Society’s website.

Aster Quilt