The Quilt Show’s “Legends of Quilting”

December 31, 2014
The Quilt Show has a free gift for us through New Year’s Day:
Spend New Year’s Day with the Legends of Quilting

Enjoy watching some of the greatest names in quilting. Every TQS member can be inspired by the quilting giants on whose shoulders we stand, as we look into quilting’s future. Join us – the view is spectacular from up here!

  So far, I watched Yvonne. Great presentation! I learned about making fun fused faces, how to burn silk edges,  and how she paints on silk.
 
All the Legend Shows are open through January 1, 2015.
Just click on the name……..

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“Imagine this Pasture,” through January 3, 2015, Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island, Illinois

December 29,2014

 I am posting about this exhibit, even though there are only a few more days, because this exhibit sounds like fun!  View the beautiful and whimsical Cow themed quilts created by members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild. The quilters used their imagination, running like a herd on a mission for greener pastures, to create their artwork. Every quilt has a story.

 

 

“American Quilts” through June 30, 2015, Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia

December 28, 2014

“American Quilts” is being shown  through June 30, 2015, at the Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.

http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/art-museums/rockefeller-museum/celebration-quilts/

Twelve of the quilts from Four Centuries of American Quilts, about which I had posted on December 21stare being exhibited.

There is an interesting article with photos about the exhibit in the December 27, 2014, Wall Street Journal.

A sample from the exhibition, A Celebration of Quilts
Photo from Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

“Four Centuries of Quilts The Colonial Williamsburg Collection”

December 21, 2014

Beautifully photographed and well written is Four Centuries of Quilts  The Colonial Williamsburg Collection by Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Smith Ivey.

This excellent reference book published this Fall is taken from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.   There are more than 300  color images and details. The evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.

The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.

Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts.

 

Some International Quilt Festival 2014 Winning Quilts

December 18, 2014

Here are some examples of the award-winning quilts at International Quilt Festival 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Innovative Applique Online Slide Show, International Quilt Festival 2014, Houston, Texas

 

December 7, 2014

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

An online Smilebox slide show of Innovative Applique quilts from International Quilt Festival 2014, Houston, Texas, presented by The Quilt Show.  My internet was down for a week and am now up and running.