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Textile Talks: Go Tell It! at QuiltCon - Quilt Stories from the Show Floor 2013-2024​, presented by the Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"The first QuiltCon was presented by the Modern Quilt Guild in 2013 and the Quilt Alliance was there documenting quilts and makers with a brand new video documentation project called Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! The annual show has provided a great opportunity to document the changes in both modern quilting and the show itself. Join QA Project Manager Emma Parker for a guided tour of the QuiltCon Go Tell It! collection including brand new videos from the 2024 show in Raleigh. Modern Quilt Guild Executive Director Karen Cooper will join Emma for a Q&A after the screening.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Announcing the 2024 Ardis James QSOS Scholars

From the Quilt Alliance"The Ardis James QSOS Scholars program funds educational and creative work that makes use of the Quilters’ Save Our Stories archive of more than 1,200 recorded oral histories with quiltmakers. This year, we had a tremendous response from artists, researchers, writers and scholars proposing a range of projects. We are excited to announce that this year’s Ardis James QSOS Scholars are..." Was it you or someone you know? Click through to find out who was awarded.

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Things to Do Over International Quilting Weekend 2024

National Quilting Day is this Saturday, March 16, 2024, but here at The Quilt Show, we like to celebrate all weekend long.

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Document Your Quilt Over International Quilting Weekend

Celebrate at the National Quilt Musuem by documenting your Quilt on March 15 & 16, 2024! Choose a time slot, bring 1 or 2 quilts to be assessed and documented to the Kentucky Quilt Registry and record a 3-minute video for the “Go Tell It!” project.

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Textile Talks: QSOS Interview with Annie Ruth Ware Brown conducted by A’donna Richardson, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join the Quilt Alliance for the third interview in our yearlong QSOS 25th Anniversary Impact series on Textile Talks. Episode 3 features an interview with artist Annie Ruth Ware Brown conducted by fellow quiltmaker and historian A’donna Richardson for the Quilters’ Save Our Stories project (QSOS).​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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The Running Stitch Podcast: The Rotary Cutter with Kristin Barrus

The Running Stitch Podcast is back and on the move again. Now in Season 4, we wanted to highlight the most recent episode because it got a ringing endorsement from two-time TQS guest Victoria Findlay Wolfe (who herself was the very first guest in Season One of the podcast). She says of the episode, all about the rotary cutter, "I enjoyed this “Running Stitch” podcast episode on the history of rotary cutters… have a listen! It’s good info to know (and) understand, I’m pretty happy to not be hand drafting and cutting templates from Cheerio boxes anymore…" Click through to learn more about the episode, and the podcast as a whole.

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The Quilter On Fire Podcast with Guest Amy Milne

From The Quilter on Fire, "My guest today is Amy Milne. She is the Executive Director of the Quilt Alliance. This organization cares so much about quilts. I don't even know where to start. They have documented tens of thousands of quilts, recorded 1500 stories, and made millions of quilters happy by saving and sharing this information. So let's explore the story of the Quilt Alliance with Amy Milne."

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The 30th Anniversary Quilt Alliance BOM - Month 9 Designed by Georgia Bonesteel

From the Quilt Alliance"Our final block of the 30th Anniversary Block of the Month is out today! This stunner of a block from the legendary Georgia Bonesteel will build on your skills from the first months and is a fun challenge for the end of the year." Click through to take a look at the Month 9 block and how you can join in on the fun!

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The 30th Anniversary Quilt Alliance BOM - Month 8 Designed by Carole Lyles Shaw

Click through to take a look at the Month 8 Block for the Quilt Alliance's 30th Anniversary BOM. This month's design comes from Carole Lyles Shaw, a past guest of The Quilt Show.

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The Ardis James QSOS Scholars Program

From the Quilt Alliance"The Ardis James QSOS Scholars program funds educational and creative work that uses our collection of 1,200+ QSOS oral histories with quiltmakers. The program is open to researchers, artists, students, historians, folklorists, and any other quilt enthusiasts who will use interviews in the archive to inform new work." Find out how you can participate and become one of the two scholars selected for the 2024 program.

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Textile Talks: QSOS Interview with Casey Engel Conducted by Kimberly English, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join us for an oral history interview with quiltmaker Casey Engel conducted by fellow artist Kimberly English for the Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project (QSOS)." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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The 30th Anniversary Quilt Alliance BOM - Month 7 Designed by Bonnie K. Hunter

From the Quilt Alliance"This month's block is made using three block units — a Pinwheel, four Chevron units, and four Corner units. The instructions guide you through making each of those units in that order.​" Click through to take a look at the Month 7 "Birthday" Block and how you can join in on the fun! Why is it a "Birthday" Block? You'll just have to read on and find out for yourself!

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Quilters Take a Moment 2023 Is Happening Now!

Quilters Take a Moment (QTM) 2023, the Quilt Alliance's 11th event in the QTM series, is happening now. Delivered entirely online, join the Quilt Alliance and many excellent teachers and gain access to nine workshops presented in three topic groups on October 12, 19, and 26 from 12 noon to 4:30 pm ET. Find out how you can participate and get tickets to this amazing quilting event.

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Quilters Take a Moment 2023 Starts Next Week

Quilters Take a Moment (QTM) 2023 begins next week and is the Quilt Alliance's 11th event in the QTM series. Delivered entirely online, join the Quilt Alliance and many excellent teachers and gain access to nine workshops presented in three topic groups on October 12, 19, and 26 from 12 noon to 4:30 pm ET. Find out how you can participate and get tickets to this quiltastic event happening very soon.

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The 30th Anniversary Quilt Alliance BOM - Month 6 Designed by Andrea Tsang Jackson

From the Quilt Alliance"Last month, we practiced accuracy with a no-waste method for making flying geese. We’ll be building on that skill this month as we create smaller flying geese units for this block with a meaningful story. Inspired by her personal journey of starting to quilt by flying solo, before joining a gaggle of quilters in a guild, our designer for this month is the skilled artist and designer Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop." Click through to take a look at the Month 6 block and how you can join in on the fun!

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Textile Talks: Quilters Take a Moment - Then & Now, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance, "In this Textile Talk, attendees will sample programming from the last three years of Quilt Alliance’s annual virtual event Quilters Take a Moment." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Quilters Take a Moment 2023: Day 3 Workshops - Photographing Your Quilts

The third and final day's workshops for Quilters Take a Moment (QTM) 2023, taking place Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 12:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time, have been revealed in detail and will highlight Photographing Your Quilts. Learn the ins and outs of how to make your quilt shine using just photographs.

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Quilters Take a Moment 2023: Day 2 Workshops - Labeling and Documentation

The second day's workshops for Quilters Take a Moment (QTM) 2023, taking place Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 12:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time, have been announced and will feature a spotlight on Labeling and Documentation. Find out why this important practice of documenting your quilts is something every quilter should know.

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Quilters Take a Moment 2023: Day 1 Workshops - Writing For and About Your Quilts

The annual Quilters Take a Moment (QTM) is fast approaching next month and the Quilt Alliance has begun to shine a light on what workshops you will be able to take part in. The first day's workshops, taking place Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 12:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time, will focus on Writing For and About Your Quilts. Come take a look and see what you can learn.

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A Bonus Episode of The Running Stitch Podcast Featuring Roderick Kiracofe

In each episode of the Running Stitch podcast, quilts and quiltmaking serve as a lens to examine some of today’s most pressing issues, including activism, public health, politics, race, and the economy. They dig into the QSOS archive to listen to excerpts from past interviews, and bring back interviewees to ask them about what they are working on and thinking about presently. The Quilt Alliance just released a bonus episode, featuring an interview with Roderick Kiracofe originally recorded as a Textile Talk. You won't want to miss this conversation about off-beat but beautiful quilts.

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