“Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, July 2 – September 27, 2015

June 26, 2015

Intuitive Symmetry:  Works on Silk by Judith Content will be at  Texas Quilt Museum  in La Grange, Texas
July 2 – September 27, 2015

Judith Content – “Cascada”

Photo is the Museum’s.

Harmony and balance in the kimono structure and how it lends itself to symmetry inspires artist Judith Content.  She constructs her quilts intuitively, using a contemporary approach to the Japanese dye technique of arashi-shibori.


Texas Quilt Museum

Judith Content in her studio

Photo by James Dewrance.


Judith Content – “Tempest”
Photo by James Dewrance


Kimono Quilts and Kimonos features the works of a wide range of artists including Therese May, Yvonne Porcella, Sugar Rieck, Ans Schipper-Vermeiren, and Sarah Ann Smith. Another show, Antique Four-Poster Quilts, features antique bed quilts from the 1800s.  Their lack of corners allowed the quilt to easily fit around the bed’s posts.

To learn more about these fascinating exhibits, visit the Texas Quilt Museum website.

“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots, Contemporary Art” through August 30, 2015, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 June 22, 2015

“Quilts 20/20: Traditional Roots,  Contemporary Art” is  at the Susquehanna Art
Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through August 30, 2015.
This exhibit showcases twenty historic quilts drawn from the
Pilgrim/Roy collection and the LancasterHistory.org collection. Twenty quilts are
from these contemporary artists — Jan Myers-Newbury,
Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Nancy Crow, Michael James, Dominie Nash, Betty Busby,
Paula Kovarik, Kathy Loomis, Judy Kirpich, Eleanor McCain, Pat Pauly, Sue
Benner, Terrie Mangat, Elin Noble, Jane Sassaman, Barbara Watler, Dorothy
Caldwell, Fran Skiles, Ginny Smith, and Dinah Sargeant.

Susquehanna Art Museum’s site is http://www.sqart.org Quilts 20/20

Online Slide Show: Carol A. Sinnreich

June 30, 2015

Carol A. Sinnreich’s beautiful art quilts are in a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, through October 4, 2015

June 13, 2015

At the Indiana State Museum, a special exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past, opened June 13, featuring a collection of contemporary and historic quilts and will run through October 4, 2015.

This Amish quilt, “Blazing Star,” was made in 1930 in Goshen, Ind., by Anna Chupp Miller for the wedding of her son Menno. Collected by David Pottinger. Image courtesy Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.Currently, many Indiana quilt artists have been inspired by the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial to create quilts with themes featuring 19 stars   because Indiana became the nineteenth state in 1816 and also because the inclusion of stars in patterns also was a favorite of quilters during the 1800s and 1900s.

The exhibit, incorporating the star theme, consists of 19 historic quilts from the Museum’s Collection and 19 contemporary quilts, most of which were created and made for the exhibit.  Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is the curator.

More info: www.indianamuseum.org



Even More Winning Quilts: Online Slide Show

June 5, 2015

Here is the Smilebox Part III slide show from The Quilt Show of even more winning quilts from Spring Market 2015:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

More Winning Quilts from Spring Market 2015

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

June 3, 2015

A World of Beauty exhibit by International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas.  Smile box slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.