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Two different quilters, Cheryl Garrison and Geneva Carroll, stitched up the 2009 TQS BOM Stars for a New Day (designed by Sue Garman) in two totally different color ways. The quilts were made by the women before they knew each other and now they have become great friends. One quilt is made in black and white and the other "June Cleaver on Acid". Bound together by their love of quliting...two different quilters, two great quilts.

Cheryl's quilt is the black and white version and Geneva's is the multi-colored version.

 

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Don't you love how Jinny uses border prints in her blocks? Find out the name of this block when you play the game.

 
 
 

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Textile fragment, Istanbul, 1550–1600. The Textile Museum 1.53. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1951. Image courtesy of The GW University Museum and Textile Museum.

As quilters we occasionally need a bit of inspiration. Walking through a neighborhood or park, looking at colorful murals and graffiti on city buildings, paging through magazines, and viewing art museum exhibitions are excellent ways to get those creative juices going. But sometimes it's just as wonderful to do a little 'inspiration walking' via the web. It's time to add another fabulous resource to your toolbox.

"After many years of preparation, The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum are launching our pilot website featuring highlights from the museum and university collections. Accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime, this is a major milestone in increasing access to our holdings of global textiles and historical artifacts.


Carpet, Central Caucasus, 19th century. The Textile Museum R36.5.10. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers. Image courtesy of The GW University Museum and Textile Museum.

The website debuts with more than 3,000 works from four collections—a number that will grow in the months and years ahead. To start, you will find nearly 1,000 artworks from The Textile Museum Collection that were exhibited in the past decade. Look for gorgeous ikat robes from Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, festival costumes from Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China, and exemplary carpets displayed in our inaugural exhibition at GW."
 

View of Washington by Edward Sachse, Baltimore, 1852. Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection AS411.


The pilot site also includes more than 1,500 artifacts of Washington, D.C., history from our Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, as well as a selection of paintings, photographs, and other works of fine art from the university collections.

What you see on the site today is just the beginning. We are midway through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to photograph and digitize some 6,000 textiles. With more time, labor, and resources, the site will catch up to the volume of artworks in our care. Expect new records to become available in batches, over time, until this site encompasses all 31,000 objects from the museum and university collections."

The goal is to have the entire Textile Museum Collection online for the museum's centennial in 2025.

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Nostalgia, by Annelize Littlefair of the UK, is a wholecloth quilt made from silk for her oldest son's wedding. The quilting is stunning, but we were truly knocked out by the border treatment featuring silk ribbon, embroidery, and "pearls" of fabric.

Nostalgia won First Place, Merit Quilting, Machine - Frame at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

Scroll to the bottom to see a close up of the extraordinary border design.

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Do you have a special quilt at home? Would you like to know how museum professionals handle and store quilts? DAR Museum staff will walk you through the steps to best care for your quilt so that future generations can enjoy it just as much as you do.

Part 2 takes you through how to properly fold a quilt. 

Should you wear gloves? What are some common mistakes?

If you missed Part 1, here is How to Care for Your Quilt (Part 1: Storage and Handling).

The DAR Museum is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday (except holidays). It is located in Washington, D.C. between the White House and the National Mall. 

 

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Add a little LOVE to your quilts with this Scalloped Hearts quilting motif from Lori Kennedy and WeAllSew.com. This sweet motif can be stitched in the center of a square block or you can try the variations to create horizontal and vertical borders. Combine all three for a quilt your sweethearts are sure to love!

Click here for tutorial.

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Blush is another stunning award-winning quilt from Cindy. It is a whole cloth quilt (60" x 60") and won...

  • Road to California 2017, “Best Domestic Machine Quilting”
  • Minnesota Quilt Show 2017, “Best Domestic Machine Quilting”
  • Houston International Quilt Festival 2016, Finalist
  • AQS Show Spring Paducah 2017, Finalist

Watch Cindy in Show 2603.

BlushbyCindySeitzKrug - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlushbyCindySeitzKrug - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlushbyCindySeitzKrug - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlushbyCindySeitzKrug - 36 Pieces Rotating

BlushbyCindySeitzKrug - 100 Pieces Rotating

BlushbyCindySeitzKrug - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Blush is another stunning award-winning quilt from Cindy. It is a whole cloth quilt (60" x 60") and won...

  • Road to California 2017, “Best Domestic Machine Quilting”
  • Minnesota Quilt Show 2017, “Best Domestic Machine Quilting”
  • Houston International Quilt Festival 2016, Finalist
  • AQS Show Spring Paducah 2017, Finalist

Watch Cindy in Show 2603.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the thirty-fifth quilt from the exhibition by Takeko Sato.

Title of Quilt: Many Cherries in the Garden

Quilter's Name: Takeko Sato

Dimensions: 90" x 76"

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Bath Balloon Fiesta, a quilt by Miyuki Humphries, is smaller than the lovely Blue Ribbon hanging next to it. You'll want to ride in one of these teeny, tiny hot air balloons.

Bath Balloon Fiesta won First Place, Miniature, Art at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

 



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