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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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"Welcome Home" by David Taylor - Viewers' Choice Award from Houston 2021

Announcing the Viewers' Choice Award from Houston! It's Welcome Home (93" x 65") by David Taylor! David's quilt was inspired by a photo of one of Margo Clabo's quilts. David says, "It took years to convince my friend Margo Clabo to grant me permission to adapt her heartwarming photo into a quilt. I knew from the beginning it would be a huge undertaking as I could only imagine it at this size."

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Janet Stone 2021 Quilt Festival Judged Show Interview

Want to know what it takes to win a BIG quilting award? Well, TQS guest, friend, and 2014 BOM designer Janet Stone knows, and here she discusses her quilting background and quilt ABCDvine, which won The Grace Company Master Award for Traditional Artistry at the Houston International Quilt Festival this year.

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"The Blue One" a quilt by Teresa Duryea Wong

Alex loved Teresa Duryea Wong's quilt, The Blue One, from their recent chat so much that we just had to learn more about it and share it with you.

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Making Mariya Waters and Gina Perkes-Tidwell's Quilt, "A Summer Christmas"

Did you see the PIQF 2021 Best of Show, A Summer Christmas, in our Friday Newsletter? If you did, you're probably wondering how Mariya Waters and Gina Perkes-Tidwell put together such an immaculate quilt. Well, Gina has been kind enough to provide us with some up close photos of Mariya's hand appliqué and her machine work on her BERNINA Q20 while they were putting it together. Come take a look and see an award-winning quilt being born.

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Natalya Khorover "Creates" Homes

Natalya Khorover makes amazing quilts based on a customer's input, for example photos of their homes, dogs, etc. You know she has to be good when Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Show 2002) and Pokey Bolton (Show 2711) ask to have one of her creations. See Victoria's home and Pokey's art barn created from repurposed items turned into beautiful quilts. 

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Learn All About Karlee Porter's Quilt, "Disparity"

Last month we featured Karlee Porter's award-winning quilt, Disparity, in our Featured Quilt Gallery. Now, Karlee has more information to share with you about the journey she went on to make this quilt. Plus, she has a coupon to get 25% off the design she used for the quilt top, or ANY other custom printed quilt tops from honestfabric.com!

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Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist - Special Exhibit Curated by Mary Kerr

Mary Kerr walks through her special exhibit, Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist, at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines 2017. See how Mary used pieces of vintage quilts to make new modern quilts and had them quilted by 20 longarm quilters.

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Bisa Butler on Creating New Narratives Through "Portrait Quilts"

From CBS This Morning"Artist Bisa Butler has been called a modern-day Griot – but instead of using words to tell stories, she uses stitches and cloth. Her quilts have graced the covers of magazines and she created the striking illustration for the soon-to-be-released book "Unbound," the memoir of activist and Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke. Nancy Chen reports."

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Stimulating, Gratifying, and Full of Joy - A Special Exhibit by Karen K. Stone

Karen K. Stone walks through her special exhibit, Stimulating, Gratifying, and Full of Joy, at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach 2016, and shares many techniques that she uses in making her quilts.

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Pieces Be With You: Quilts by Susan K. Cleveland

Take a walk with Susan K. Cleveland through her special exhibit, Pieces Be With You: Quilts by Susan K. Cleveland, at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach 2020. Learn how Susan made a quilt that didn't fit the rules of a contest... and what she did to make it fit those rules!

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Alaska Row by Row Quilt Update - Made by Gail Surrena

In Monday's newsletter we featured the Alaska Row by Row quilt, which was misidentified as being made by Janet Lutz. While Janet featured this quilt on our show all about the Row by Row phenomenon, it was actually made by Gail Surrena. Find out more about Gail's Alaska Row by Row and her journey with the project over time.

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Sue Benner's Almost Finished Abstract Quilts

We all love Sue Benner, but secretly, we may love her work even more. And she has provided us with some photos of three almost finished quilts that she wanted to share. These quilts were started on the set of Sue's show and were featured in the abstract design portion. Look and see how far along the've come since their inception.

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What is 5 Feet Wide and Has 392 Diamonds?

This fabulous quilt made between 1870 and 1890 in Paris, MO., which can be found in the DAR Museum. Take a look at the quilt, which looks just as modern today.

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Making Paula Doyle's Quilt, "Yukata Bee Quilting"

Now that you've seen Paula Doyle's fabulous new award-winning quilt, Yukata Bee Quilting, take a look and see the journey Paula took in making it through her own photos documenting the process.

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