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.
Becky Goldsmith, four time Quilt Show guest and our 2019 Block Of the Month designer, is next up on our series highlighting the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In this interview, Becky talks her quilt, Trying to Hold On, about getting started making quilts and how it's grown into a quilting business, and offers advice for new quilters.
That's right, our very own Alex Anderson has participated in the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program and talked about her history of being a her quilter, along with sharing the story of her quilt Mud, all in front of a live audience at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2011.
The QTM 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.
Beginning today, we will begin featuring a series of Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews, or QSOS for short. What are Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews you ask? "Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (QSOS) is a project of the non-profit Quilt Alliance. The project creates, through recorded interviews, a broadly accessible body of information concerning quiltmaking, both present-day and in living memory. Our archive for the original audio recordings and photographs is the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. QSOS volunteers from across the country conduct and transcribe these interviews. We appreciate their generosity of time and dedication to the project!" First up, TQS friend and guest Susan Shie!
We are happy to announce that the Quilt Alliance has been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic.
The Quilt Alliance is excited to announce that their virtual quilt exhibition, Warm Remembrances: Quiltmaking and Memory Making, is now open to the public. This exhibition was created in conjunction with Quilters Take a Moment last September, but now anyone can tour the exhibit and see the amazing quilts, curated by Laura Hopper.
The Quilt Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support and develop projects to document, preserve, and share the history of quilts and quiltmakers. They bring together groups and individuals from the creative, scholarly and business worlds of quilt making to advance the recognition of quilts and their makers and they would like your help.
The Quilt Alliance's Running Stitch podcast is back for its third season and features quiltmakers such as Eliza Hardy Jones, whose quilts interpret folk songs through color and pattern, Zak Foster, a high school teacher turned full-time quiltmaker, and Sarah Steiner, who taught herself to quilt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the trailer for the new season now and new episodes will be released weekly.
Quilters Take A Moment 2021 begins this Friday, September 17, 2021. Join the Quilt Alliance for the biggest virtual quilting event of the year. Watch a Quilters Save Our Stories interview with Bisa Butler, conducted by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, get a virtual museum visit and guided tour of the QTMo exhibit, and so much more. See the full schedule for the weekend and get your tickets today to join in the fun.
Quilters Take A Moment 2021 begins next Friday, September 17, 2021. To get you excited about what's going to be taking place at the event, Quilt Alliance board president Frances O'Roark Dowell previews the event, including an interview with Bisa Butler, which will be the quilt storytelling virtual event of the year.
The Master of Ceremonies has been announced for Quilters Take a Moment 2021. It is someone near and dear to The Quilt Show's heart and a great quilter to boot. Quilters Take a Moment is just TWO WEEKS away and we can't wait for it to get started! Can you guess who the Emcee is going to be?
Kristi Parker, one of our fabulous members here at The Quilt Show, has completed her Go Tell It video to preserve her quilt's story for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare. Watch her share her story so that others will do the same and share their's as well.
Another of our wonderful The Quilt Show members, Dale McMillan, has completed another Go Tell It video to preserve her quilt's story for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare. Take a look as we become even closer as a community through our shared stories.
Remember when Alex told the story of her father's quilt? Here's The Quilt Show Member Susan Lindsey and her quilt as she told it for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare.
Have you recorded your video for the Go Tell It! series for the Quilt Alliance yet? The Quilt Show fan and guest of the show Meg Cox has, and after watching hers you'll see just how easy it is!
The Quilt Show is teaming up with the Quilt Alliance and the International Quilt Museum to collect and share stories about memorial quilts. If you have made a memorial quilt or received one in honor of someone in your life, we would love to hear your story.
On June 18, 2021 the Sacred Threads Exhibition is gathering virtually for a very special event. They have partnered with the Quilt Alliance to bring you some very special stories of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood through quiltmaking in their Sacred Threads Quilt StoryShare.