In this week's Textile Talk from the Quilt Alliance, Barbara Brackman and Merikay Waldvogel reminisce about their early sleuthing adventures in the 1980s, culminating in the 1993 book and exhibit Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. At the time of its publication, they had located 100 Sears Contest quilts, but not the grand-prize quilt entered by Margaret Caden of Lexington, KY. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.
The Quilt Alliance has conducted a brand new Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview as a part of the Textile Talks series with Bets Ramsey, 98-year-old quiltmaker, writer, curator, educator and 2005 Quilters Hall of Fame honoree. Merikay Waldvogel was the interviewer. Bets is best known for her documentation, teaching and curating work, but Merikay’s interview reveals what an accomplished and prolific artist Bets is (still).
In this episode, we have SEVEN Know-It-Alls. Seven?! YES! We have a very special guest: Alex Anderson of The Quilt Show! Fairs, Frakturs, Fylfots, & Favorites are all fair game and ALL the Know-It-Alls weigh in on these topics for another lively and informative conversation.
Julie Silber has begun a new series of videos with her quilting friends Alden O'Brien, Barbara Brackman, Debby Cooney, Lynne Bassett and Merikay Waldvogel.