Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners Announced

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!

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Becky Goldsmith

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.

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This Quilt May Have Had A Different Maker

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.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Alex Anderson

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.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Susan Shie

Beginning today, we will begin featuring a series of Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews, or QSOS for short. What are Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews you ask? "Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (QSOS) is a project of the non-profit Quilt Alliance. The project creates, through recorded interviews, a broadly accessible body of information concerning quiltmaking, both present-day and in living memory. Our archive for the original audio recordings and photographs is the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. QSOS volunteers from across the country conduct and transcribe these interviews. We appreciate their generosity of time and dedication to the project!" First up, TQS friend and guest Susan Shie!

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New Quilts From An Old Favorite 2022 on Display

The National Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2022 Competition & Exhibition. This year's theme was Shakespeare and we'd like to congratulate all the award winners and participants. This exhibition of 43 quilts from artists from 22 states and 3 countries will be at The National Quilt Museum from April 8, 2022 through August 23, 2022.

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WeAllSew: My Quilt Story - Betsy Vinegrad

From WeAllSew.com: Betsy Vinegrad is an acclaimed quilter (and a member of The Quilt Show) and her quilts are works of art. Her quilts have won ribbons at national festivals, some are featured in a book, and her Mod Blocks 2 is currently exhibited in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Recently, at the 2021 virtual Quiltcon, presented by the Modern Quilters Guild, she won a Judges Choice Award and second place in the American Patchwork & Quilting Wedge Quilting Challenge for her quilt, Azulejos.

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Quilters Using "Banned Substances"

Ricky Tims, who was a judge at AQS Quiltweek 2022 in Paducah, went out onto the floor to seek the opinion of quilters and find out how they feel about the use of "banned substances" in quilt competitions. The Quilt Show would like to thank all of the gracious participants for their time in taking part in this survey.

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Ricky Tims Has An Exhibit Coming To The Texas Quilt Museum

Ricky Tims: A Rhapsody of Quilts presents 11 pieces highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilt art with traditional appeal. The amazing quilts are coming to The Texas Quilt Museum soon. Find out more, and when it's coming, by clicking below.

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Handmade For Ukraine - Quilt Auction from Pokey Bolton and Others

It’s been difficult to sit on the sidelines and watch the atrocities in Ukraine without doing anything except donate money to charities. This online art auction of quilts and other handmade goods from Pokey Bolton, Alex Anderson, and other artists goes live TODAYMay 1, 2022 through May 6, 2022 with 100% of the proceeds going to The World Central Kitchen to benefit Ukraine.
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Textile Talks: Experimental Quilting with Alex Hernandez

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles presents a Textile Talk with Alexander Hernandez on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 2 PM EST. Join them for a discussion on Alex's recent work as the inaugural Artist in Residence at NUMU, highlighting his experimental approach to textiles with non-traditional materials and techniques such as spray paint, found objects, and accentuation of rips, stains, and loose threads.

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Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

In 2010 the American Folk Art Museum in New York City featured an exhibit entitled Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum, collecting some of the most stunning quilts of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and we sure wish we had been there to see it. But you can sample some of the amazing quilts that were on display in this retrospective of the exhibit.

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The Joanna S. Rose Red and White Quilt Collection on View

In 2011 Mrs. Rose’s husband, Daniel, proposed a special gift for her 80th birthday – a celebration of the Joanna S. Rose Red and White Collection in an exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts,” coordinated by the American Folk Art Museum, featured 651 extraordinary quilts. Now you can take a virtual tour of that exhibit!

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Quilt Blocks for Ukraine

Claudia Pfeil is asking quilters to send her 8 1/2” blocks in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and she will make them into quilts for refugees/children who are fleeing Ukraine.
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Textile Talks: Quilters Save Our Stories Interview with Pat Sloan

Join SAQA and the Quilt Alliance for a Quilters’ Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview with Pat Sloan and Frances O’Roark Dowell for the historic QSOS oral history collection. This Textile Talks takes place TODAYWednesday, March 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and will be recorded for later viewing.

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Own a Piece of History While Supporting the Museum of Texas Tech 

Were you aware that not all museums with textile collections are able to fund a curator? The Museum of Texas Tech University has one of the largest Clothing and Textile Divisions (including quilts) in the state of Texas, and one of the very few with a curator dedicated to its care, research, and exhibition. In order to ensure that there will always be a curator at the Museum of Texas Tech University the TTU Museum Association is holding an online quilt auction.
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Bisa Butler Weaves Black History Into Art

If you haven't had heard the name Bisa Butler by now, then are you in for a treat with what you are about to see. Bisa takes moments throughout black history, and creates life-size quilted portraits with vibrant colors that will capture your imagination and attention from a mile away. In this profile from CBS Evening News, Bisa is interviewed about just what makes her quilts so special.

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Textile Talks: The Mysteries of Baltimore Album Quilts

The Quilt Alliance's next Textile Talk is a collaboration with Quiltfolk! Join them on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2pm EST for a fascinating panel discussion about Baltimore Album Quilts entitled The Mysteries of Baltimore Album Quilts: 4 panelists = 100 Years of Obsession, moderated by Meg Cox.

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Hancock’s of Paducah Tornado Relief

The tornadoes that recently struck Kentucky dealt a great blow to the community, but thankfully there are businesses like Hancock’s of Paducah that have offered great help in this difficult time. Learn how you can contribute to the relief effort by donating quilts, blankets, and more.

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A Quilt in the Red Cross Museum

"A quilt stitched with coded messages by allied female prisoners of war and a lamp believed to have been used by Florence Nightingale are among the “objects of kindness” that are to go on display for the first time this week in the British Red Cross Museum in London." - theguardian.com (Photo: British Red Cross Museum & Archives)

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