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"Susan Carlson: Specimens" Exhibit at The National Quilt Museum

Susan Carlson, past guest of The Quilt Show, is receiving the honor of having an exhibit of her work on display at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. The exhibit, Susan Carlson: Specimens, will take a look at smaller quilts made earlier in her career that showcase the specimens of the title, such as insects, fish, and other creatures.

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"The Quilters’ Guild: Patchwork: Pattern and Print: 1780-1840​" Exhibit at The Festival of Quilts 2024

From The Festival of Quilts"We're delighted to present The Quilt Collection exhibition from The Quilters' Guild of The British Isles - Patchwork: Pattern and Print: 1780-1840.This year's exhibition by The Quilt Collection showcases a stunning array of late 18th and early 19th-century patchworks. Featuring fabrics dating back to the 1780s, it's a unique opportunity to view historically significant pieces, some never before publicly displayed."​

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"New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Roaring Twenties" Sneak Peek

Once in a while, our TQS Photographer and Newsletter editor steps in front of the camera, but it has to be a very rare occasion. In this instance, Mary Kay Davis got to see her quilt live and in person at the National Quilt Museum as part of the New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Roaring Twenties exhibit. Click through to see Mary's quilt quilt and learn about it and the exhibit.

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"Lynne Edwards: Swan Song" Exhibition at The Festival of Quilts 2024

From The Festival of Quilts"For over fifty years, Lynne Edwards MBE has been making quilts, and now that retirement looms, it’s time to showcase that enormous body of work and find new homes for them all in her 'Swan Song' exhibition at The Festival of Quilts 2024. It will also be a great opportunity for Lynne to bid a public farewell and thank the hundreds of amazing people she has met, taught, and laughed with over the years​."

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"Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women"​ on Display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum​

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum"Explore the creative practice of Amish quilters in the United States. Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women looks beyond quilting as a utilitarian practice. It reveals historical quilting among the Amish as an aesthetic endeavor that walked a line between cultural and individual expression. The quilts paradoxically twin the plain with the spectacular, tradition with innovation, and a dismissal of personal pride with objects often seen as extraordinary artworks."

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“A New Deal for Quilts”​ Exhibit on Display at the International Quilt Museum

From the International Quilt Museum (IQM)"Have you seen “A New Deal for Quilts” yet? Set aside some time to join us before the exhibition closes on April 20! With quilts from the IQM collection as well as historical photos and documentary sources, this exhibition tells the stories of quiltmakers in the United States and how they coped with the hard times of the Great Depression. It also explores how quiltmaking was used by government agencies as an emblem of American perseverance and frugality, and to promote new vocational and homemaking skills for women."

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Astronaut Karen Nyberg's Exhibition, "The Stars Are Aligned," On Display at The National Quilt Museum

Now through July 30, 2024, the National Quilt Museum is featuring Karen Nyberg's work as part of her exhibition, The Stars Are Aligned, which celebrates her time as an astronaut, living in space, her family, and her interest in Earth conservation. The exhibition also features a set of Astronomical Quilts that were commissioned in 2013 by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to honor Karen's mission on the International Space Station.

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Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction at The National Gallery of Art

From The National Gallery of Art"This transformative exhibition explores how abstract art and woven textiles have intertwined over the past hundred years. In the 20th century, textiles have often been considered lesser—as applied art, women’s work, or domestic craft. Woven Histories challenges the hierarchies that often separate textiles from fine arts. Putting into dialogue some 160 works by more than 50 creators from across generations and continents, the exhibition explores the contributions of weaving and related techniques to abstraction, modernism’s preeminent art form."

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The "Sewn in America" Exhibit at the DAR Museum​ is Now Open

From the Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters"This groundbreaking exhibit combines sewn items from all textile sections of the DAR Museum’s collection, including garments, quilts, and embroideries. Textiles from the 18th century to today are juxtaposed to show how women of diverse backgrounds have used their needles to express emotions and identity and as a force for benevolence and justice. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it!"

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The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: Quilts Made by Men - 17th Biennial Men's Exhibit

From Ricky"I'm excited that my quilt One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish will be in the popular biennial men's quilt exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. If you are in Colorado soon, be sure to check out the exhibit. I'll be at the reception January 19 - maybe see you there!!!"

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DAR Museum: Sewn in America Exhibit - Making, Meaning, Memory

Take a sneak peek at the DAR Museum's upcoming exhibit, Sewn in America: Making - Meaning - Memory, which "will examine dressmaking innovations from 1770 to the 1920s."

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DAR Museum: Making a Dress Using 19th-Century Dressmaking Methods

From the DAR Museum"Our costume curator and some of her colleagues are going to try some 19th century dressmaking methods in preparation for next year’s exhibition, “Sewn in America: Making, Meaning, Memory,” which will look (among other things) at the evolution of home dressmaking."

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Textile Talks: Safekeeping - SDA's Member Exhibition with Juror Anita Fields, presented by Surface Design Association

For this week's Textile Talk, "The Surface Design Association is proud to present Safekeeping, the 2023 SDA Member Show. This exhibition explores ideas around safeguarding both body and land, for seeking refuge through ritual and narrative, and for defending precarious boundaries and issues." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Explore Nature at The National Quilt Museum's Exhibit, "Flora, Fauna and Paisaje / Landscape"

Come visit the National Quilt Museum and explore quilts inspired by nature as part of their exhibit, Flora, Fauna and Paisaje / Landscape a collaborative show between quilters from Chile Quilting and TASO (Textile Artists of Southeastern Ohio). You'll see quilts just like Pilar Donoso's Calas de Valdivia/ Calla Lilies from Valdivia, which showcases nature on an international scale.
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See Ricky Tims' Timestamps Exhibit

​With more than 30 quilts on display, this is Ricky's largest solo exhibition to date. In the Timestamps exhibit, you’ll visually experience Ricky’s self-expression through quilts designed over his 30-year (and counting) career. Included are his first quilt, Simple Gifts, which was selected as the 101st Best Quilt of the Twentieth Century, Sampler with Rings (a contemporary version of an antique sampler), his multi-award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, and his newest quilt, premiering at the Iowa Quilt Museum, Sunshine on a Cloudy Day - a tribute to the people of Ukraine. The exhibit is on display at the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Iowa from March 14, 2023 through June 18, 2023.

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Quilt National ‘21 At The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The Quilt National '21 Exhibition is now on display at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California. Learn more about this exhibition, which features quilts made within the last two years by artists "who take technology and techniques for fiber art above and beyond the ordinary."

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Textile Talks: Social, Cultural, and Political in Excellence in Fibers

Discussing artwork featured in the Schweinfurth Art Center's exhibition, this week's Textile Talks gathers Excellence in Fibers artists, Adrienne Sloane, Tony Williams, and Gray Caskey for a conversation that provides "a snapshot of the current landscape of American culture." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: An Evolving Vision - From the Studio

Take a step back in time in this week's Textile Talk and get a look at the International Quilt Museum's An Evolving Vision: From the Studio"The exhibition, developed as a part of the IQM’s 25th anniversary celebration, highlights the Robert and Ardis James Collection’s studio art quilts, acquired with guidance by Michael Kile, a San Francisco quilt dealer and Penny McMorris, a corporate art curator." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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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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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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