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Gee’s Bend Quilters are Now on the Runway and Online

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)

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Hollis Chatelain

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."

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Yvonne Porcella

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."

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The 35th Anniversary of The AIDS Memorial Quilt

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."

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Laura Wasilowski

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.

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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Sherri Lynn Wood

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.

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Philippa Naylor: Judging at Festival of Quilts

"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

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Sacred Threads "Backyard Escape" Sale

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).

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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 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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