“Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through October 24, 2014

June 29, 2014

Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is  at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until  October 24, 2014 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”

Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition.  She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation.  She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.

 

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

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“Patchwork of History” Online Quilt Exhibit

June 27, 2014

Patchwork of History was a special event of quilts past and present from Switzerland County, Indiana’s quilt makers, to celebrate Vevay-Switzerland County’s Bicentennial. The Switzerland County Historical Society has images of the eighty quilts online at: http://www.switzcomuseums.org/Patchwork-of-History.html

Click on any image to see the larger quilt or the slide show of them.

Online Quilts from AQS Paducah, Kentucky, Show 2014

June 24, 2014

Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo.  These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.

Blogger Photos from “Quilts and Color” Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L'” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!

The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014.  I posted about it on  March 15, 2014.

http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection  is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.

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Festival Gallery Online of Some “In Full Bloom” Quilts, 2014 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the  International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy.  You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014.  Go to:  http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001

“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton

The Quilt Show: Free Episode of Cynthia England’s Piecing Technique & No Handwork Sleeve Application

June 14, 2014

Today and tomorrow only (June 14 & 15), The Quilt Show has a free episode #1412 “I can’t believe it’s pieced.” for you to view.  The quilt artist is Cynthia England demonstrating her unique paper piecing technique and also (the best) a no  handwork sleeve application that is just what those of us who hate to hand stitch sleeves can use.  I’ve got to try this! 

Wendy Mammatah is also interviewed  on the program.

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/6637

If you just want to see the sleeve demo, go to 28:20.  (See the chapters listed on the right side of the screen.)

The Quilt Show is a weekly online program featuring  quilt makers hosted by Alex Anderson  and Ricky Tims, to which you can join and view the programs  of your membership time frame. You can always go back even if you don’t continue membership and see those programs forever for which you had paid.

 

Online Exhibit of “Posing with Pathwork Quilts in Photographs: 1855 – 1955”

June 10, 2014

The photographs in this online exhibition come from the collection of Janet Finley, author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Her collection of nearly 1,000 photographs documents the use of quilts in photography from its early days through the 1950s. The online photographs are from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collections:  http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html[/

You can also see the online photos on youtube, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1fS5_dl0Q#t=72[/

Gallery Guide

http://www.quiltstudy.org/collections

“Quilts: The New Geometry” at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, Texas, through July 6, 2014

Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry  at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas.  For more information:  http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php

Petition on Facebook for Smithsonian to Show their Quilt Collection

June 3, 2014
This is a petition requesting the American History Museum in Washington DC to display some of the quilts in their collection. You can show  your support by going to this Facebook site:

Please share the collection of quilts in the Smithsonian Museums collection in a large display and or increase the opportunity for the public to see them. If you display them we’ll come. A quilt show at the American history museum is long overdue.

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Quilt Making Calculation Information and Instructions on Lily Street Quilts Web Site

June 1, 2014

Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site.  Here are the locations for each:

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/lilystreet/calculators

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/lilystreet/quiltSizes

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/pdf/borders.pdf

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/pdf/FrenchFoldBinding.pdf