Get inspiration from textile galleries, see hundreds of competition quilts, and take advantage of shopping opportunities galore @TheFestivalofQuilts in Birmingham, England! Here's how to get tickets.
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.
The 2022 Cherrywood Challenge winners have been announced! This year's them was Graffiti and all the paint splattering fun that went along with it. Take a look and see who won for being both messy, precise, and everything in between for this challenge all about color, words and the impact they can have.
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."
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).
Gee's Bend quilters and quilts have become synonymous with quilting excellence. Now they're becoming quite well known in another textile industry, the fashion world, and are garnering acclaim again across the world wide web. "With support from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the quilters now have sold-out Etsy shops and collaborations with high-profile fashion designers." Find out how these amazing quilters have branched out and introduced their work to a whole new generation. (Photo Credit: Greg Lauren)
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."
Lisa Walton, textile artist and past President of SAQA, has rebranded Quilt Stories as Artist Stories. Focusing on not just quilts now, but artists, their careers, and more. In this episode, Lisa speaks with Kestrel Michaud about her quilt, Not Today, and the detailed process behind it and her other incredible multi-piece quilts.
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."
The AIDS Memorial Quilt marked its 35th anniversary with its largest display ever in San Francisco in Golden Gate Park. This was also the largest version of the quilt on view anywhere within the last decade. Take a look and learn the history of one of the most important quilts to have been made, and "considered the largest community arts project in the world, has more than 50,000 individually sewn panels with more than 110,000 names."
Our next interview from the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program features the colorful Laura Wasilowski. In her talk with Jodie Davis at the Georgia Quilt Show in 2010, Laura talks about her quilt, On a Leaf and a Prayer, why quilting is important to her, and shares what she thinks is the biggest challenge confronting quilt makers today.
For today's interview from the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, we are focusing on TQS guest Sherri Lynn Wood. In this conversation with Karen Musgrave, Sherri talks about her quilt, Linda Susan Wood (1943-2003) Passage Quilt, a bereavement quilt that Sherri made out of her mother's clothes after she passed away.
"Award-winning quilter Philippa Naylor explains how quilts are judged at the Festival of Quilts, the UK's largest quilt show. She gives valuable advice on what to bear in mind when you enter your quilt as well as an insight into what judges are looking for." - The Quilters' Guild
Lisa Ellis and Sacred Threads are having a sale of quilts from the Backyard Escape Exhibit that traveled to hospitals and have now completed their journey. The money raised supports the artists and the INOVA Schar Arts and Healing program (local cancer center in the Northern VA).
What's more fun than a regular-sized quilt? Well, some would say an even bigger quilt, but we like the creative challenge that a miniature quilt demands. We think The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show would agree with us, as they had a whole competition centered on Modern Mini Quilts. The contest, put on with Nancy Zieman Productions, is the sixth iteration and has just announced its winners. Take a look at these miniature modern marvels!
Becky Goldsmith, four time Quilt Show guest and our 2019 Block Of the Month designer, is next up on our series highlighting the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In this interview, Becky talks her quilt, Trying to Hold On, about getting started making quilts and how it's grown into a quilting business, and offers advice for new quilters.
The great thing about history, especially quilting history, is that new information can be gleamed and learned from it all the time. Take this quilt for example held in the collection of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum. It is over 200 years old and was thought to be made by one quilter, but new information has brought to light the fact that it might not have been made by her, but HER HUSBAND instead. Click through to get the whole story.
That's right, our very own Alex Anderson has participated in the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program and talked about her history of being a her quilter, along with sharing the story of her quilt Mud, all in front of a live audience at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2011.