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.
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).
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."
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."
Judy Dales, author of Curves in Motion: Quilt Designs & Techniques, passed 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.
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."
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!
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.
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."
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.
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!
Master of the Mariner's Compass, and treasured guest of The Quilt Show, JudyMathieson is the interviewee for this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In her talk, Judy discusses her quilt,Bristol Stars, "her signature traditional quilt design, the "mariner's compass" design," and so much more. What's fun about the quilt featured in this interview is that it was featured in Judy's episode of The Quilt Show and talked about with Alex and Ricky.
In this Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview, Pepper Cory "relates how she started quilting, and how she makes her living within the quilting world." While describing that journey, she talks about her quilt, Starry Night, and how it came to be. Along the way, Pepper also "describes her work space in her studio, as well as her process for selecting fabrics and creating the quilts. She talks about the importance of the International Quilt Festival and other cultural and business moments for that world."
Quilters Take a Moment is about three weeks away. Have you registered for this fabulous event? Tickets are now on sale for members and non-members alike.
This week's guest that we are sharing from the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is a special one. It's Joe Cunningham, who was the very first guest on The Quilt Show over fifteen years ago. In this interview, he shares his quilt, Tree Everlasting, "which he made in 2001 as part of his musical exploring the life of Joe Hedley from England, who lived in the early 19th century." He also "describes his evolving philosophy of the intersections among quilts, art, and tradition."
This Wednesday's Textile Talk is all about "the intersection of fashion and art in The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion, & Design" as explored by the Surface Design Associationwith featured guests Dong Kyu Kim and Leisa Rich. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
Two-time TQS guest and picturesque pictorial quilt maker Cynthia England is the subject of this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In it, she talks about not one, but two quilts, Piece and Quiet, one of her serene forest pictorial quilts, and Power of Houston, celebrating the city of Houston and the International Quilt Festival, which she made with Libby Lehman and Vicki Mangum.
On this week's Textile Talk, the Quilt Alliance welcomes HollyAnne Knight, the "founder of String & Story, an online platform for learning free motion quilting and other machine quilting skills" for a conversation "about technology, the evolution of HollyAnne's career, and of course, quilts!" Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, August 3, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
We have another TQS Quilt Legend sharing her story for this week's interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In it, Georgia Bonesteel talks about her quilt, A Porsche Problem, "made for the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit, inspired by her aging father, and her early quiltmaking years."
Ricky Tims teaches us time and again every other week on The Quilt Show, but who taught Ricky Tims? That would be Suzanne Marshall, who is the subject of this week's interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In it, Suzanne discusses her quilt, Bed Bugs, and "how she began quilting and her growth as a professional quilter."