“India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James” Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska, May 4 – 25, 2018

April 28, 2018

Michael James – Shakti (the Better Half)

India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James
will be at Modern Arts Midtown in Omaha, Nebraska, May 4 – 25, 2018

India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James is a solo exhibition of work by the department chair of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

“Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts,” Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky, through December 18, 2018

April 22, 2018

Kaleidoscope showcases thirty rarely seen or previously unseen quilts. Made in twenty-eight different patterns, they range in age from the 1820s through the 1970s. While many of these quilts illustrate high levels of artistry, others are less accomplished in their execution. Regardless of the skill level involved, they illustrate many of the quiltmaking  techniques and patterns represented in the collection and are part of the rich cultural tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky that extends back more than 200 years.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is the first public display in Bowling Green of the circa 1880 Kentucky Sun Quilt.  The symbol of the Kentucky Quilt Project’s landmark exhibit and book, Kentucky Quilts: 1800-1900, the acquisition of this remarkable textile was made possible by the generosity of the Board of the Kentucky Quilt Project as well as monetary contributions from the Board of the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, the Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Group, KHQS members, and numerous private citizens.
See more examples from the Kentucky Museum’s quilt collection in KenCat, our online catalog.

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Connect Binding Ends Easily

April 14, 2018

I never get the two meeting ends of the quilt binding sewn together  to lay flat and fit “just right.”  I have tried  different ways to do this.  I just bought the binding tool  that will help me accomplish this very easily.

For the instructions, go to YouTube’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2PajesRvU    

There is also another YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c0RFHCmtKI

With these as a guide and the binding tool, connecting the binding ends is a piece of cake.

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“Modern Inspirations” The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, April 29 – June 15, 2018.

April 7, 2018

Modern Inspirations
will be at The Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio, April 29 – June 15, 2018.

Modern Inspirations – Art quilts from 1970s through today documents the history of the art quilt movement as it relates to the development of this new quilt aesthetic. This exhibition  is of  thirty iconic historic and contemporary quilts by artists from around the world. This  chronological presentation demonstrates the development and continuing power of the art quilt movement.


Judith Trager –  Butterfly Maiden

Quilt Index

April 3, 2018

The Quilt Index now has over 90,000 freely-accessible and searchable records of quilts (from public and private collections, including over 250 museums) and hundreds of related stories, photos, publications, and ephemera.


quilt highlightStar of Bethlehem with floral applique
by Anna David     ca 1920
Michigan State University Museum