“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” through June 7, 2014, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York

April 30, 2014

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,”  is at  Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014.  You can view some of the quilts  at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles

Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual                                                                                            Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal

American, cotton, fourth quarter 19th century, 80h x 80w in.



Photo is the Gallery’s.

For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810  to 1940.  Laura Fisher is curator.

“Distortion” at National Quilt Museum through June 24, 2014



Waterlily or Butterfly Ensemble by Karin Pfunder

The National Quilt Museum is proud to present Distortion from the European Patchwork Meeting. This phenomenal exhibit is the result of an international contest featuring over forty quilt artists from around the world.
For more information, click here.
For the official Press Release, click here.

Cotton Fabrics Made in the USA

April 16, 2014
Good news that cotton fabric is being made again in the US.
The fabric is not just made here,
it’s GROWN here!

The cotton fabric industry, once a vibrant sector of America’s economy, is returning
to United States’ soil.  26 brilliant colors of American Made Brand fabrics start in
the cotton field and end on the bolt.

Find the shade you love in 100% cotton fabric that is 100% made in America. Support American-made fabric—from the ground up!

National Quilt Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction: Online

April 15, 2014


How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.

On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum  launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community. 


It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days. 

On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win. 

The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. 

“The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset” at American Museum in Britain through November 12, 2014

April 13, 2014

The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)




Kaffe Fassett exhibition



The Colorful World of Tula Pink: Online Slide Show

April 10, 2014

Tula Pink is featured on The Quilt Show and they have made a Smilebox presentation from her colorful world.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Quilt Detectives” at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North April 4, 2014, Prime Life, Carmel, Indiana

April 4, 2014

“Quilt Detectives” will be presented at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana, Friday, April 4, 2014, by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz.  The program is at Prime Life at 1:00PM.

Come and be a quilt detective with Caryl as we examine antique quilts to determine  how old they are as well as other information about each quilt that members bring to show and share.


“Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin” at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, April 3 – June 29, 2014

April 1, 2014

Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014  

Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”

This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which  was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,


Texas Quilt Museum