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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Denyse Schmidt

For our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance​ this week, we feature Denyse Schmidt being interviewed at their annual Quilters Take Manhattan event in 2012 in front of an audience by then president (and past guest of The Quilt ShowMeg Cox. In it, they discuss her quilt, One Big Square"her background in graphic design and dance, her inspiration for her quilt design, her design process, and the role of quilts in American life."

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Pauline Salzman

Pauline Salzman is interviewed this week for the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance and comes from the Houston Quilt Festival back in 2000. In it, Pauline talks about a wall hanging she made which she'd like to update (wouldn't we like to do that with all of our quilts), and how "a good quilt must tell a story and be technically sound."

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Quilt Alliance Looking For QuiltCon 2023 Volunteers

If you are attending QuiltCon and have a smidge of time available, would you consider the following request and if you’re not attending, pass it on to friends. Show off your labels and/or techniques in the Quilt Alliance’s Labeling Lounge at QuiltCon. Sign up for a 30-min time slot (all days are open) to show our booth visitors how you label your quilts.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Norma Storm

Our selection from the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance today features Norma Storm. Norma, who shares her tiger quilt, was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. In her discussion, she talks her love of quilting, learning the craft, and "the experience of publishing articles about quiltmaking."

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2022 Quilt Alliance Giving Quilt

This year the Quilt Alliance has a fun and easy way for you to be part of their work to save quilt stories. Shop their Giving Quilt to support the work of the Quilt Alliance today and throughout the holiday season. Your gift of any amount will help them continue doing the important work of documenting, preserving, and sharing the stories of all quilts and quiltmakers.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Michael Cummings

We continue our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance by highlighting Michael Cummings. Michael, who was featured on The Quilt Show as part of a field piece, was interviewed for this piece live by Carolyn Mazloomi at the 2017 Quilters Take Manhattan event. In it, he shares his quilt, African Jazz #10, and "talks about his process, inspiration, and the tools he uses to make his art quilts inspired by music, African-American history, and American culture."

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Go Tell It! Interview with The Quilt Show Editor-in-Chief Lilo Bowman

Lilo Bowman, Editor-in-Chief and Production Manager for The Quilt Show, has made a Go Tell It video for the Quilt Alliance to preserve the story of her quilt, Looking at the Stars and Thinking of You, which she made in honor of her sons when they lived and worked overseas. It is a perfect story for this holiday season, especially when we can't be with the ones we love.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Zak Foster

Today's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is one of their more recent interviews and features a quilter we have not yet had as a guest on The Quilt Show. His name is Zak Foster, and in his interview he discusses learning to quilt, making quilts using repurposed and found materials, and talks about his quilt, O, America!

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Pat Sloan

For our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance this week, we are featuring someone who has been on The Quilt Show before, but not as a main guest. Pat Sloan was featured on our show as part of a remote shoot to talk about her time hosting a quilting podcast. For this QSOS, Pat talks about her quilt, Times Remembered, her most important moments as a quilter, and what Pat Sloan's favorite part about "being Pat Sloan" is.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Velda Newman

With it being the Houston International Quilt Festival this weekend, we thought we would bring you a Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) that was recorded at the festival over twenty years ago. This story from the Quilt Alliance's program features Velda Newman as "she explains her design process, including studying, sketching, and creating enlarged patterns of her natural subjects." One such enlarged pattern discussed is her quilt Sunkissed, which measures 5.5 feet x 14 feet, and was also featured when she visited us on The Quilt Show.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Jane Hall

With the recent passing of Jane Hall at the age of 90, we'd like to share her Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview from the Quilt Alliance where she discusses everything from quilting during difficult times to the functions of quilts, pineapple designs, and finding joy in quilting (which we think she did quite often).

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Ted Storm van Weelden

This week's subject for the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is a master of quilting, Ted Storm van Weelden. Her quilt, Nocturnal Garden, was named a Masterpiece quilt in 2006 and is the work she is discussing here with Jana Hawley as part of her story, along with "her background as a textile teacher and her desire to know more about quilting."

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark is an expert when it comes to making quilted garments, and when she was a guest on The Quilt Show we were just blown away by what she could do. For our interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Rachel shares one of her "Picture This" Vests that she made along with "how she uses her quilted clothing to comment on contemporary social or political questions, as well as discuss some of the quilters and works she admires most."

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Judy Dales

Judy Dales, author of Curves in Motion: Quilt Designs & Techniquespassed away recently. Her quilt, Dancing On The Dark Side of the Moon was chosen in 1999 as one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century. In this Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview from the Quilt Alliance, she discussed with interviewer Le Rowell how she got involved in quilting from a young age, the first quilt she owned, and the challenges she faced in quilting, from doing challenging designs to writing a book about quilting and publishing it.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Roberta Horton

Many of our Quilt Show Legends have taken part in the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, including Yvonne Porcella and Eleanor Burns. Today we are featuring another, Roberta Horton, one half of the dynamite quilting duo that she made up with her sister Mary Mashuta. In this interview, she talks about her quilt, Frau Horton"her creative process in both choosing fabrics and turning these fabrics into quilts", and "her hometown's influence on her quilt designs, and her relationship with her sister."

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Eleanor Burns

Eleanor Burns is known as The Queen of Quilting, but here at The Quilt Show, she's just known as 2011 Quilt Legend Eleanor Burns. Okay, maybe we don't call her that, but she is a dear friend of the show and an important part of quilting history. So for this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, we are shining the spotlight on Eleanor and her storied career as she talks about her quilts, her company, and so much more!

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Textile Talks: Fabulous Surfaces - Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle

Join Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, for this week's Textile Talk which focuses on Fabulous Surfaces. This exhibit "highlights the themes, objects, and extravagant style of the exhibition Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The exhibition is a solo presentation of the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower, better known as Machine Dazzle." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Sandra Leichner

In today's installment from the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, we are focusing on TQS guest Sandra Leichner. In her story, she discusses her phenomenal Pharaoh quilt, and shares how "she began quilting and her creative and technical processes in her quilting, including her favorite aspects of quilting, her ability to hand quilt as well as machine quilt, and her personal quilting style and influences."

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Textile Talks: Digging Deeper - Researching Inscribed Names on Antique Quilts

You know what quilters always say, "Make sure to put a label on your quilt." But what did quilters do before they put labels on their quilts? They sometimes put their name actually into the quilt. What significance does that have? Join the next Textile Talk with independent researchers and quilt historians William and Charlene Bongiorno as they, along with the Quilt Alliance, help to “educate Americans about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Quilters Take a Moment 2022 Starts Next Week!

Quilters Take a Moment, the annual virtual fundraiser for the Quilt Alliance, begins next Tuesday, September 13, 2022 and runs through September 18, 2022. Click through to find out more and how to get tickets!

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