Three-time Quilt Show guest Paula Nadelstern just loves her kaleidoscope quilts and has an ongoing series of them. In this interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Paula shares the story of kaleidoscope quilt number twenty, better known as Kaleidoscopic XX: Elegant after Maths, in her interview with QSOS from over twenty years ago (how appropriate).
Hollis Chatelain is very well known for her incredibly lifelike portrait quilts, with a focus on African American imagery. But how was she inspired to follow along this path? In our next interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Hollis talks about her quilt, A New Day, and how her time spent living in Africa had a "major influence on her art and artistic processes."
The Quilters Take a Moment 2022 fundraiser marks the 10th event in the Alliance's Quilters Take Manhattan series and will be held virtually September 13-18, 2022, featuring a 3-day Main Event with optional Add-On sessions like workshops and demonstrations. The event will be co-hosted this year by Meg Cox, Laura Hopper and Amy Milne. There are some of the very interesting panel discussions that will be taking place, including ones on Re-using Vintage and Antique Quilts, Making Quilts with the Earth in Mind, and Sustaining a Creative Business.
Quilters Hall of Famer and TQS Legend Yvonne Porcella is next on our continuing series spotlighting the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In her interview, Yvonne speaks about the Quilt Alliance's 2003 raffle quilt, The Voice of You and Me, "discusses quilting as an art form and the importance of visual storytelling within the art of quilting."
Quilters Take a Moment is a virtual fundraising event for the non-profit Quilt Alliance, featuring captivating speakers, deep-dive interviews, thoughtful conversations, and moments of community for quilt lovers everywhere. Join them live, or watch the recording any time you’d like! Today we are spotlighting one of the the QTM Add-On Workshops you can do over the weekend: Yoga and Self-Care for Quilters with Heidi Parkes, Carolyn Friedlander and Becky Goldsmith.
The QTM 2022 fundraiser marks the 10th event in the Alliance's Quilters Take Manhattan series and will be held virtually September 13-18, 2022, featuring a 3-day Main Event with optional Add-On sessions like workshops and demonstrations.
The theme this year is "Sustainability Stories" and speakers will include Carla Hemlock, Tula Pink, and Jennifer Sampou.
We are happy to announce that the Quilt Alliance has been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic.
The Quilt Alliance is excited to announce that their virtual quilt exhibition, Warm Remembrances: Quiltmaking and Memory Making, is now open to the public. This exhibition was created in conjunction with Quilters Take a Moment last September, but now anyone can tour the exhibit and see the amazing quilts, curated by Laura Hopper.
The Quilt Alliance has conducted a brand new Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview as a part of the Textile Talks series with Bets Ramsey, 98-year-old quiltmaker, writer, curator, educator and 2005 Quilters Hall of Fame honoree. Merikay Waldvogel was the interviewer. Bets is best known for her documentation, teaching and curating work, but Merikay’s interview reveals what an accomplished and prolific artist Bets is (still).
The Quilt Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support and develop projects to document, preserve, and share the history of quilts and quiltmakers. They bring together groups and individuals from the creative, scholarly and business worlds of quilt making to advance the recognition of quilts and their makers and they would like your help.
The Quilt Alliance's Running Stitch podcast is back for its third season and features quiltmakers such as Eliza Hardy Jones, whose quilts interpret folk songs through color and pattern, Zak Foster, a high school teacher turned full-time quiltmaker, and Sarah Steiner, who taught herself to quilt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the trailer for the new season now and new episodes will be released weekly.
Quilters Take A Moment 2021 begins this Friday, September 17, 2021. Join the Quilt Alliance for the biggest virtual quilting event of the year. Watch a Quilters Save Our Stories interview with Bisa Butler, conducted by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, get a virtual museum visit and guided tour of the QTMo exhibit, and so much more. See the full schedule for the weekend and get your tickets today to join in the fun.
Quilters Take A Moment 2021 begins next Friday, September 17, 2021. To get you excited about what's going to be taking place at the event, Quilt Alliance board president Frances O'Roark Dowell previews the event, including an interview with Bisa Butler, which will be the quilt storytelling virtual event of the year.
The Master of Ceremonies has been announced for Quilters Take a Moment 2021. It is someone near and dear to The Quilt Show's heart and a great quilter to boot. Quilters Take a Moment is just TWO WEEKS away and we can't wait for it to get started! Can you guess who the Emcee is going to be?
Kristi Parker, one of our fabulous members here at The Quilt Show, has completed her Go Tell It video to preserve her quilt's story for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare. Watch her share her story so that others will do the same and share their's as well.
Another of our wonderful The Quilt Show members, Dale McMillan, has completed another Go Tell It video to preserve her quilt's story for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare. Take a look as we become even closer as a community through our shared stories.
Remember when Alex told the story of her father's quilt? Here's The Quilt Show Member Susan Lindsey and her quilt as she told it for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare.
Have you recorded your video for the Go Tell It! series for the Quilt Alliance yet? The Quilt Show fan and guest of the show Meg Cox has, and after watching hers you'll see just how easy it is!