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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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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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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"The Quilt of Hathor" - Friday the 13th: The Series

We searched the internet for something quilt-related to Friday the 13th. We found something scary and ridiculous, The Quilt of Hathor, an episode of "Friday the 13th: The Series" in which a cursed antique is a quilt. When you sleep under it, you dream of your enemy’s death, only for your enemy to die as you dream it.

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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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Barbara Black on Washing Quilts

Barbara Black recently decided to gift some of her old sample quilts to her friends, but before she did that she felt she should wash them first. There are important things to know when washing a quilt, and Barbara is here to let you know what you should and should not do.

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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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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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Make Your Own Hoodie Out of a Quilt

"On this episode of In The Know: Upcycled, style expert and DIY clothing master, Wandy the Maker (@wandythemaker), shows you how to upcycle your favorite childhood quilt into a comfy, fashion-forward hoodie."

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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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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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"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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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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The Panguitch Quilt Walk

The Quilt Show's Marketing Director, and it turns out intrepid reporter, Kristin Goedert came across a museum exhibit in Utah a few years ago that told the story of The Panguitch Quilt Walk from the 1860s. This story, one of ingenuity and perseverance, shows how important quilts can be both personally and for survival. Learn the story, and see the quilt made in tribute to this heroic tale.

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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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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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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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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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