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!
Join Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, for this week's Textile Talk which focuses on Fabulous Surfaces. This exhibit "highlights the themes, objects, and extravagant style of the exhibition Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The exhibition is a solo presentation of the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower, better known as Machine Dazzle." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
In today's installment from the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, we are focusing on TQS guest Sandra Leichner. In her story, she discusses her phenomenal Pharaoh quilt, and shares how "she began quilting and her creative and technical processes in her quilting, including her favorite aspects of quilting, her ability to hand quilt as well as machine quilt, and her personal quilting style and influences."
You know what quilters always say, "Make sure to put a label on your quilt." But what did quilters do before they put labels on their quilts? They sometimes put their name actually into the quilt. What significance does that have? Join the next Textile Talk with independent researchers and quilt historians William and Charlene Bongiorno as they, along with the Quilt Alliance, help to “educate Americans about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
Quilters Take a Moment, the annual virtual fundraiser for the Quilt Alliance, begins next Tuesday, September 13, 2022 and runs through September 18, 2022. Click through to find out more and how to get tickets!
Master of the Mariner's Compass, and treasured guest of The Quilt Show, JudyMathieson is the interviewee for this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In her talk, Judy discusses her quilt,Bristol Stars, "her signature traditional quilt design, the "mariner's compass" design," and so much more. What's fun about the quilt featured in this interview is that it was featured in Judy's episode of The Quilt Show and talked about with Alex and Ricky.
This week's guest that we are sharing from the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is a special one. It's Joe Cunningham, who was the very first guest on The Quilt Show over fifteen years ago. In this interview, he shares his quilt, Tree Everlasting, "which he made in 2001 as part of his musical exploring the life of Joe Hedley from England, who lived in the early 19th century." He also "describes his evolving philosophy of the intersections among quilts, art, and tradition."
In this Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview, Pepper Cory "relates how she started quilting, and how she makes her living within the quilting world." While describing that journey, she talks about her quilt, Starry Night, and how it came to be. Along the way, Pepper also "describes her work space in her studio, as well as her process for selecting fabrics and creating the quilts. She talks about the importance of the International Quilt Festival and other cultural and business moments for that world."
Two-time TQS guest and picturesque pictorial quilt maker Cynthia England is the subject of this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In it, she talks about not one, but two quilts, Piece and Quiet, one of her serene forest pictorial quilts, and Power of Houston, celebrating the city of Houston and the International Quilt Festival, which she made with Libby Lehman and Vicki Mangum.
On this week's Textile Talk, the Quilt Alliance welcomes HollyAnne Knight, the "founder of String & Story, an online platform for learning free motion quilting and other machine quilting skills" for a conversation "about technology, the evolution of HollyAnne's career, and of course, quilts!" Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, August 3, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
We have another TQS Quilt Legend sharing her story for this week's interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In it, Georgia Bonesteel talks about her quilt, A Porsche Problem, "made for the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit, inspired by her aging father, and her early quiltmaking years."
Ricky Tims teaches us time and again every other week on The Quilt Show, but who taught Ricky Tims? That would be Suzanne Marshall, who is the subject of this week's interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In it, Suzanne discusses her quilt, Bed Bugs, and "how she began quilting and her growth as a professional quilter."
Three-time Quilt Show guest Paula Nadelstern just loves her kaleidoscope quilts and has an ongoing series of them. In this interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Paula shares the story of kaleidoscope quilt number twenty, better known as Kaleidoscopic XX: Elegant after Maths, in her interview with QSOS from over twenty years ago (how appropriate).
Hollis Chatelain is very well known for her incredibly lifelike portrait quilts, with a focus on African American imagery. But how was she inspired to follow along this path? In our next interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Hollis talks about her quilt, A New Day, and how her time spent living in Africa had a "major influence on her art and artistic processes."
The Quilters Take a Moment 2022 fundraiser marks the 10th event in the Alliance's Quilters Take Manhattan series and will be held virtually September 13-18, 2022, featuring a 3-day Main Event with optional Add-On sessions like workshops and demonstrations. The event will be co-hosted this year by Meg Cox, Laura Hopper and Amy Milne. There are some of the very interesting panel discussions that will be taking place, including ones on Re-using Vintage and Antique Quilts, Making Quilts with the Earth in Mind, and Sustaining a Creative Business.
Quilters Hall of Famer and TQS Legend Yvonne Porcella is next on our continuing series spotlighting the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In her interview, Yvonne speaks about the Quilt Alliance's 2003 raffle quilt, The Voice of You and Me, "discusses quilting as an art form and the importance of visual storytelling within the art of quilting."
Quilters Take a Moment is a virtual fundraising event for the non-profit Quilt Alliance, featuring captivating speakers, deep-dive interviews, thoughtful conversations, and moments of community for quilt lovers everywhere. Join them live, or watch the recording any time you’d like! Today we are spotlighting one of the the QTM Add-On Workshops you can do over the weekend: Yoga and Self-Care for Quilters with Heidi Parkes, Carolyn Friedlander and Becky Goldsmith.
Our next interview from the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program features the colorful Laura Wasilowski. In her talk with Jodie Davis at the Georgia Quilt Show in 2010, Laura talks about her quilt, On a Leaf and a Prayer, why quilting is important to her, and shares what she thinks is the biggest challenge confronting quilt makers today.
For today's interview from the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, we are focusing on TQS guest Sherri Lynn Wood. In this conversation with Karen Musgrave, Sherri talks about her quilt, Linda Susan Wood (1943-2003) Passage Quilt, a bereavement quilt that Sherri made out of her mother's clothes after she passed away.