The "Park Bench Stories" exhibit  featured in Show 2204: The Human Form from Portrait to Art Piece, is now on view through May at the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA.

Leni will also be giving an artist-led tour of the exhibit at the artist's reception on March 22nd.
"Park Bench Stories" features the artwork of Leni Levenson Wiener, who captures images of people sitting on park benches from collages of fabric. The collages were drawn from hundreds of photos she’s taken around the world of people sitting on benches. From checking their smartphones to eating gelato to mediating, the actions of the subjects give a small glimpse into their lives and who they are.

Artist-Led Tour: Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 22nd
6:00 PM (limited bar, food and music)

6:45 PM * Leni doing a tour from 6:45-7:15/7:30 and another from 7:30-8:00/8:15

8:30 event end

$25 to the public



UPDATE: Alex and Ricky are going to "Bee" upcoming guests. This will give you the chance to learn more about Alex and Ricky and to see where they create.

From the Quilt Alliance:

StoryBee is a new members-only web series from the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. It's a way for us to say "thank you!" to our members and to come together to enjoy stories from prominent quilt lovers across the country (and the world). Why StoryBee? Just like you'd bring your best thimble and your best stories to a quilt bee, we want to bring you little slices of life from across the quilt world.

We hope you enjoy our first episode featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and hosted by Frances O’Roark Dowell! If you'd like to see all the great StoryBee interviews we have coming up (with Carolyn Crump, Marin Hanson, Carolyn Mazloomi, Luana Rubin, Julie Silber, Nichole Wilde and others), make sure to join or renew your membership today. And if you have a guest you'd like to see on a future episode, be sure to let us know!

To sweeten the deal, Victoria Findlay Wolfe has donated a special Valentine’s Bundle, and one lucky member will win it in our March 1 drawing. Join the Quilt Alliance today and support our efforts to document, preserve and share our quilt community history, saving the stories of quilts and their makers.

Click here to watch the first Story Bee episode for free.

Join now, before Membership Prices increase on March 1.


Jen from Shabby Fabrics has a new Table Glitz tutorial featuring Clover Placemats and Coasters just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Click here to download pattern.


You hear all about the who's who in the quilting world and their fabulous quilts. They inspire us and make us dream of recreating their designs in our someday quilts. But, I am truly amazed by that quilter who is sitting right next to me and is quietly making a quilt of their own design. I love making quilts and am a great quilt customer, but when I am sitting next to a friend who is designing and making a quilt from their own imagination...well...it opens up the possibilities in my own quilting heart. And so, I was stitching with a small group of stitchers in my hometown, when Sue brought out her stitching. It was enchanting, imaginative and sweet and I couldn't stop asking the how and why of her process. She is making these Counting Quilts, as she calls them, for future members of her family. My take away from all my questions was, don't rush the process (project) and put love and laughter into each quilt!


Click here for Anna's YouTube Channel.

Click to play this Smilebox collage


Michelle Obama's portrait was recently unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. While that in itself may not be that extraordinary, the dress she is wearing in the portrait is...it looks very much like a modern quilt.
Click here for an interview with the artist on NPR. She mentions quilts in African culture as well as Gees Bend.
Note: The video is very quiet at the beginning. Wait for the unveiling for it to get louder.



How cute is this Sushi Roll mini quilt from SewCanShe.com? It's another great way to use up your scraps and practice your quilting skills.



Here's a beautiful block from Jinny's Memory Match. Do you know what it's called?


In this lesson, you will be adding details to the corners with single motif oya, crocheted fairy wings, stem stitch, back stitch, and more blanket stitch with ribbon weaving. Join Ann in part 7 of her Mandala Unplugged hand stitching project.

Please join the Mandala Unplugged Facebook group for support and camaraderie. 



Ricky spoke with "organizational engineer and author" Lois Hallock at the Houston Quilt Festival. She has some great tips for organizing your fabric that are simply genius...and all you need is a ruler.

Click here to go to Lois' website.



Tyler's Quilt highlights a love of baseball, from the "diamonds" right down to the labels on the jersey. Wouldn't you love to make one for your fan of "America's Pastime?"

Star Members can watch Wendy in Show 2203: Putting the "T" in T-Shirt Quilts.

TylersQuiltbyWendyGrande - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TylersQuiltbyWendyGrande - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TylersQuiltbyWendyGrande - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

TylersQuiltbyWendyGrande - 36 Pieces Rotating

TylersQuiltbyWendyGrande - 100 Pieces Rotating

TylersQuiltbyWendyGrande - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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