2014 Winter Olympics Patchwork Quilt

January 28, 2014

So cool!  http://www.graphicart-news.com/the-olympic-patchwork-quilt-sochi-2014/#.UuPyq7Qo73h

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Posters for the Games

This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:

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Free Online Craftsy Classes

January 25, 2014

Right now, Craftsy has a sign up for some free online classes. Check these out.  I signed up for all three.

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Sew Ready: Machine Basics with Amy Alan
Sew Ready: Machine Basics with Amy Alan.
Sew Ready: Machine Basics with Amy Alan.
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NEW! 2014 Block of the Month with Janine Burke & Amy Walsh
NEW! 2014  Block of the Month with Janine Burke & Amy Walsh.
NEW! 2014  Block of the Month with Janine Burke & Amy Walsh.
Enhance your design skills and confidently harness color to create your most breathtaking projects! Make six beautiful blocks that each illustrate a different strategy for choosing color, and end with a gorgeous quilt.
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Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing
Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing.
Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing.
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“Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection” at Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014

January 22, 2014
Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection is on display and the quilts are for sale at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014.
   Quilts at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, Eyecatchers Exhibition
Caryl Fallert-Gentry’s Feather Study #30  & Libby Lehman’s Skyview II: Crop Circles

First World War Quilt Returns…..almost 100 Years Later

January 18, 2014
Photo by Ted Brown

Photo by Ted Brown

A quilt created by the Georgetown Women’s Institute in 1915 is now on display in the Georgetown Branch of the Halton Hills Library. The quilt was recently returned to Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after spending decades in an a linen closet in England.

http://www.theifp.ca/news/first-world-war-quilt-returns-almost-100-years-later/

Slide Show of Open European Quilt Championship 2013 Winners

January 12, 2014

The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November.  The challenge theme was “Berlin.”

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” Online Slide Show

 January 3, 2014

 Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs was an exhibit of quilted pet portraits for Houston’s no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency, Friends for Life. The quilts were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this Fall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.  Quite a few of the pieces used digital imagery.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Embroidered Narratives of Susan Boardman

January 1, 2014   The New Year

Sandra Boardman’s exquisite embroidered and hand dyed, beaded narratives of   the lives of ordinary and illustrious Nantucket women in their journals and letters in the archives of the Nantucket Historical Association. Through a familiarity with her subjects’ words, drawings, and artistic creations, she develops an intimacy with their lives that serves as the catalyst for her own designs.

Susan Boardman is currently working on a series of embroidered narratives inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

http://www.nha.org/digitalexhibits/SometimesThinkofMe/Narratives.html