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."
The great thing about history, especially quilting history, is that new information can be gleamed and learned from it all the time. Take this quilt for example held in the collection of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum. It is over 200 years old and was thought to be made by one quilter, but new information has brought to light the fact that it might not have been made by her, but HER HUSBAND instead. Click through to get the whole story.
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.
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.
You wanted to know, and now it's happening. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' quilt collection is now on display at Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC in the exhibit Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection through January 30, 2022.
On Friday we featured a video of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talking about his quilt collection and his decision to finally exhibit them for the public. Now, take a virtual tour of the exhibit featuring his unique collection of quilts at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska in this video.
Celebrated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is a lover of quilts, and a few years ago he decided to display his collection for the first time publicly at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Nebraska. Learn why he chose to share his quilts, why he chose Nebraska, and catch a glimpse of some of the quilts themselves.
We recently featured a Textile Talks from the International Quilt Museum discussing the evolution of Abstract design in quilts over the previous fifty years. Today we'd like to go more in depth with that exhibit, called the single most influential quilt exhibition ever, when the Whitney Museum of Arts covered its walls with antique quilts in 1971 and its current revival in 2021.
The International Quilt Museum presents Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: Raising the Profile with Dr. Jonathan Gregory and moderator Marin Hanson. Watch as Dr. Gregory and Marin discuss the evolution of Abstract design in quilts over the previous fifty years as they view a number of very interesting quilts.
Debuting June 20, 2021: Sarah Bond’s dynamic and colorful quilt designs, based on traditional patterns, are influenced by the work of her female ancestors. Sarah will demonstrate how she modernizes a traditional Lone Star quilt, and her technique of playing tricks with color while working on a paper pieced diamond quilt.
Join San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a conversation with Helen Remick and Samantha Shorey, key members of the NASA-inspired Core Memory Quilt project for a Textile Talk!
Last month featured a fascinating Textile Talks discussion between celebrated quilt historian Barbara Brackman and host Janneken Smucker about researching quilt history. Come along and see what they had to share with each other.
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.