Centuries from now, when our quilts still exist and we'll be gone, we want future generations to know who made these quilts and why they were important to us. In this week's Textile Talk, the Quilt Alliance shines a light on "the conundrum of how to label and document quilts with no name or known provenance" with the Know-It-Alls group of quilt historians, Alden O’Brien, Lynne Bassett, and Julie Silber, along with moderator Meg Cox. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.
For our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance this week, we feature Denyse Schmidt being interviewed at their annual Quilters Take Manhattan event in 2012 in front of an audience by then president (and past guest of The Quilt Show) Meg Cox. In it, they discuss her quilt, One Big Square, "her background in graphic design and dance, her inspiration for her quilt design, her design process, and the role of quilts in American life."
If you are attending QuiltCon and have a smidge of time available, would you consider the following request and if you’re not attending, pass it on to friends. Show off your labels and/or techniques in the Quilt Alliance’s Labeling Lounge at QuiltCon. Sign up for a 30-min time slot (all days are open) to show our booth visitors how you label your quilts.
Pauline Salzman is interviewed this week for the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance and comes from the Houston Quilt Festival back in 2000. In it, Pauline talks about a wall hanging she made which she'd like to update (wouldn't we like to do that with all of our quilts), and how "a good quilt must tell a story and be technically sound."
Our selection from the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance today features Norma Storm. Norma, who shares her tiger quilt, was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. In her discussion, she talks her love of quilting, learning the craft, and "the experience of publishing articles about quiltmaking."
This year the Quilt Alliance has a fun and easy way for you to be part of their work to save quilt stories. Shop their Giving Quilt to support the work of the Quilt Alliance today and throughout the holiday season. Your gift of any amount will help them continue doing the important work of documenting, preserving, and sharing the stories of all quilts and quiltmakers.
We continue our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance by highlighting Michael Cummings. Michael, who was featured on The Quilt Show as part of a field piece, was interviewed for this piece live by Carolyn Mazloomi at the 2017 Quilters Take Manhattan event. In it, he shares his quilt, African Jazz #10, and "talks about his process, inspiration, and the tools he uses to make his art quilts inspired by music, African-American history, and American culture."
Go Tell It at Textile Talks is the last Textile Talks presentation of 2022. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
Lilo Bowman, Editor-in-Chief and Production Manager for The Quilt Show, has made a Go Tell It video for the Quilt Alliance to preserve the story of her quilt, Looking at the Stars and Thinking of You, which she made in honor of her sons when they lived and worked overseas. It is a perfect story for this holiday season, especially when we can't be with the ones we love.
Today's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is one of their more recent interviews and features a quilter we have not yet had as a guest on The Quilt Show. His name is Zak Foster, and in his interview he discusses learning to quilt, making quilts using repurposed and found materials, and talks about his quilt, O, America!
For our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance this week, we are featuring someone who has been on The Quilt Show before, but not as a main guest. Pat Sloan was featured on our show as part of a remote shoot to talk about her time hosting a quilting podcast. For this QSOS, Pat talks about her quilt, Times Remembered, her most important moments as a quilter, and what Pat Sloan's favorite part about "being Pat Sloan" is.
The Quilt Alliance is featuring another Quilters' Save Out Stories interview as part of their weekly Textile Talks. This week's subject is Bonnie K. Hunter, who has been a guest of The Quilt Show and is "the head, heart and hands behind Quiltville.blogspot.com and the new retreat center Quiltville Inn." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
With the recent passing of Jane Hall at the age of 90, we'd like to share her Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview from the Quilt Alliance where she discusses everything from quilting during difficult times to the functions of quilts, pineapple designs, and finding joy in quilting (which we think she did quite often).
This week's subject for the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is a master of quilting, Ted Storm van Weelden. Her quilt, Nocturnal Garden, was named a Masterpiece quilt in 2006 and is the work she is discussing here with Jana Hawley as part of her story, along with "her background as a textile teacher and her desire to know more about quilting."
With it being the Houston International Quilt Festival this weekend, we thought we would bring you a Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) that was recorded at the festival over twenty years ago. This story from the Quilt Alliance's program features Velda Newman as "she explains her design process, including studying, sketching, and creating enlarged patterns of her natural subjects." One such enlarged pattern discussed is her quilt Sunkissed, which measures 5.5 feet x 14 feet, and was also featured when she visited us on The Quilt Show.
Rachel Clark is an expert when it comes to making quilted garments, and when she was a guest on The Quilt Show we were just blown away by what she could do. For our interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Rachel shares one of her "Picture This" Vests that she made along with "how she uses her quilted clothing to comment on contemporary social or political questions, as well as discuss some of the quilters and works she admires most."
Have you been following along with the Quilters' Save Out Stories segments in our Sunday Newsletters? Whether you have or haven't, now is the perfect time to jump in as the Quilt Alliance is featuring one as part of this week's Textile Talks. The interview will be with Suzy Williams, founder of Suzy Quilts, who "is rooted in a deep love for the heritage and tradition of quilting and a desire to craft unique, contemporary textiles." Plus, stick around afterward for a live Q&A. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
Judy Dales, author of Curves in Motion: Quilt Designs & Techniques, passed away recently. Her quilt, Dancing On The Dark Side of the Moon was chosen in 1999 as one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century. In this Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview from the Quilt Alliance, she discussed with interviewer Le Rowell how she got involved in quilting from a young age, the first quilt she owned, and the challenges she faced in quilting, from doing challenging designs to writing a book about quilting and publishing it.
Many of our Quilt Show Legends have taken part in the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, including Yvonne Porcella and Eleanor Burns. Today we are featuring another, Roberta Horton, one half of the dynamite quilting duo that she made up with her sister Mary Mashuta. In this interview, she talks about her quilt, Frau Horton, "her creative process in both choosing fabrics and turning these fabrics into quilts", and "her hometown's influence on her quilt designs, and her relationship with her sister."
Eleanor Burns is known as The Queen of Quilting, but here at The Quilt Show, she's just known as 2011 Quilt Legend Eleanor Burns. Okay, maybe we don't call her that, but she is a dear friend of the show and an important part of quilting history. So for this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, we are shining the spotlight on Eleanor and her storied career as she talks about her quilts, her company, and so much more!