Online Exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries”

December 28, 2013

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at University of Nebraska – Lincoln  has added their 2008 exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries” to their web site.  You can see it at:

Click on “View the Exhibition” at the right near the top of the page or at the bottom of the web site  page.

Whole Cloth - Blue Resist, Maker unknown, Probably made in Eastern United States, Circa 1790-1830, IQSC 1997.007.0914

Star of Bethlehem, Circa 1845, Possibly made in Eastern Pennsylvania, United States, IQSC 1997.007.0660

“Quilting Around the Circle City” at Marion County Central Library Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, through January 2014

Quilting_Around_the_Circle_City A special exhibit called “Quilting Around the Circle City” is on display at the Marion County Central Library downtown.  For their recent 2013 Quilt Show, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis issued a challenge to their quilters to create small panels of a person, place, event or theme found in Indianapolis. The result is a colorful display stretching 16 feet long and open to the public for viewing during library hours into January.   

American Folkart Museum’s Magazines Now Online

December 13, 2013
This press release is from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The access is free:

A fully-accessible, digital archive of 117 issues of magazines published by
the American Folk Art Museum from 1971 through 2008 will go online and be
available to all beginning December 6, 2013. More than 10,000 pages of Folk
Art and The Clarion-including scholarly articles and texts, photographs,
illustrations, advertisements, calendars, and more-have been digitized and
can be reached via the Museum’s website at
and following links to “Publications” and
“Magazines.” The archive is organized chronologically.

Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Museum, commented:
“This invaluable archive is but one way in which the American Folk Art
Museum continues to provide education and leadership in the extraordinary
fields of both traditional folk art and the creative expressions of the
self-taught. Making the issues available online further extends the reach of
the Museum and advances our mission.”

The digitization and launch of the archive has been made possible by a
generous grant from Museum Trustee Karin Fielding and her husband, Dr.
Jonathan Fielding, which matched funding from the Friends of Heritage
Preservation. These grants were spurred by a gift from the American Folk Art

Published (on average) three times each year, The Clarion, later called Folk
Art, was a preeminent forum for original research and new scholarship in the
encompassing field of American folk art. Reflecting the mission of the
museum, the articles embraced new perspectives on a wide variety of topics
ranging from traditional arts such as portraiture, schoolgirl arts, painted
furniture, and pottery, to original discourses on under-recognized artists.
Features and articles were written not only by American Folk Art Museum
curators, but also by scholars and experts in a variety of fields, with
subject matter spanning three centuries. The publications were lavishly
illustrated with meticulous care, and included news about the Museum as well
as exhibitions around the country, illustrated advertisements from a stellar
roster of dealers and auction houses, and other related information.

Tanya Heinrich, the Museum’s Editor and Director of Publications, and a
former publisher of the magazines prior to their cessation, directed the
project with the assistance of Elena Terhune, a researcher from Smith

Currently, the magazines are searchable by issue; the complete index of all
issues will be available in the summer of 2014.

“Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and Katherine Haag Collection” through April 13, 2014, Washington Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland

December 6, 2013
The Washington Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, has the exhibit Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and  Katherine Haag Collection of   twenty-six quilts plus a pair of Victorian pieced and embroidered
pillow shams in the exhibit through April 13, 2014

Photo: A MUST see new exhibition!

Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s Quilts “World of Mother’s Dream”

December 2, 2013

This is Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s quilts that are in this Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Online Slide Show of “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato – Part 1

December 2, 2013

The amazing and exquisite work “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato of Kanagawa, Japan,  was a special exhibit at Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2013.  The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of part 1 of Kato’s quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow