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We tried counting all the adorable little houses, cars, and trailers in Round & Round the Neighborhood by Martha Lindberg, but gave up. It took Martha 7 months to finish the quilt. It would have taken us 7 years...

The design is by Susan Claire (gourmetquilter.com)

Round & Round the Neighborhood by Martha Lindberg, quilted by Richard Larson, was featured in the Appliqué Large category at Road to California 2020.

Photos by Anna Bates

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The quilting world recently lost two wonderful women. Susanne Woods, who started her own publishing company, Lucky Spool Media, and one of the founding members of Barbara Black's Sunday Sew and Sews, Janet Noever.

From The Strategic Sewing & Quilting Summit, click here to read the entire tribute.

SUSANNE WOODS

1972-2020

"The Strategic Sewing & Quilting Summit (SSQS) mourns the loss of one of our founding Advisory Group members, Susanne Woods.

Susanne Woods was the founder of Lucky Spool Media, a publisher of award winning, best-selling, and beautiful craft books. With more than 20 years of experience in illustrated publishing and online media, she had an in depth of knowledge of the industry and a passion for translating her expertise into her work. The books published by Lucky Spool were inspiring to all kinds of makers. Lucky Spool’s motto, “Beautiful books, made together, one book at a time” was reflected in each publication.

Susanne had previously worked for Craftsy, Interweave, and established Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing. She had also served on the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) Board of Directors from 2012-2018 and on the MQG Advisory Board from 2019-2020."

 

JANET NOEVER

1938-2020

Janet was a founding member of the Sunday Sew and Sews, who for the last few years have been working on TQS BOMs with Barbara Black. Barbara has written a lovely tribute to her good friend, click here to read the tribute.

Click here to see Janet's version of the TQS BOM 2017 Halo Medallion Quilt.

 

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A luscious border print makes this simple block shine. Do you know what it's called? Play the game and find out.

 
 
 
 

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Building on the Years is a charm quilt that Marci made from a single shape and 2000 different pieces of fabric. She created it to celebrate the millennium.

This is a quilt that you must get up from your computer and move away from the screen to see all the effects. Small blocks form bigger blocks and then bigger again. Can you see it? You will probably not see the floating red squares until you are 5 feet away from your screen. We made a smaller version first so you can see it. Then there is a larger version so you get closer.

Watch Marci Baker in Show 2402.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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LeAnn writes about her quilt, 

"Missouri Barn developed from a photograph I took outside of Hamilton, Missouri. This homesite was obviously once prosperous with a large farmhouse and barns, all seemingly now abandoned. I became intrigued, some might say obsessed, with wondering what the story was behind the barn and its fellows. All of that curiosity went into choosing all the different fabrics in the boards of the barn - representing all the complexity of how life unfolds."

Missouri Barn by LeAnn Hileman won Outstanding Artistry, sponsored by Handi Quilter, at Road to California 2020.

Photos by Anna Bates

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SAQA’s Connecting Our Natural Worlds exhibition just ended its run at the conservation-minded Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum outside of Tucson, Arizona. But you can view this timely collection via video at saqa.com/CONWvideo.

That’s because part of the opening activity for this exhibition was a video shoot. The resulting video series showcases the artwork in a beautiful museum, which is itself nestled in an awe-inspiring natural landscape. Many of the participating artists attended the opening, affording the video crew the chance to interview them. The artists’ words add impact to the messages in their work.

“The museum’s beautiful facilities and commitment to conservation complemented the work in this exhibition. Working with organizations like this helps to amplify this exhibition’s message of environmental conservation and brings art quilts to a new audience,” says Martha Sielman, SAQA’s executive director. “In these videos, the artists explain the stories behind their work, and the processes and techniques used to create them. We also go up close in a virtual tour of the exhibition to show the details, stitchwork, and textures contained in these works of art.”

SAQA’s mission is to promote the art quilt, and the videos allow these powerful works to be seen by a worldwide audience. Many thanks are extended to all of the SAQA donors who helped make this exhibition and the video series possible, including exhibition benefactor Shirley Neary and art patrons Nancy Erickson, Ann Johnston, Frank Klein, and Bobbe Shapiro Nolan. 

SAQA also captured its Forced to Flee exhibition on video, which can be seen at saqa.com/F2Fvideo. The exhibition explored stories of those forced to flee their homes due to war, oppression, natural disasters, or human rights violations.

Watch for more exhibition video tours at saqa.com.

 

SAQA’s premier venue for Connecting Our Natural Worlds was the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum outside of Tucson.

Photo by Jay Pierstorff Photography

 

Individual Works

Deborah Boschert

Treelines

31 x 80 inches

2019

 

Nancy Costea

Texas Wild Rice

34 x 43 inches

2019

 

Aileyn Renli Ecob

Spring

35 x 58 inches

2018

Photo by Kerby Smith

 

Linden Lancaster

Bush Stone-Curlew

40 x 30 inches

2018

Photo by Cameron Lancaster

 

Amanda Miller

Regeneration (Diptych)

41 x 44 inches

2018

Photo by Jon Christopher Meyer

 

Brenda H. Smith

Soon the Summer Sun

41 x 29 inches

2013

 

Elisabeth J. Vereycken

Connecting our Natural Worlds

37 x 24 inches

2019

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It's not hard to see why this quilt is a multi-award winner. Needle-turn appliqué, hand and machine embroidery, cut-away trapunto, domestic machine quilting, and a half-inch clam shell decorative edge finish did the trick. Some of the awards for Flourish on the Vine include:

IQA Founders Award, 2011 Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilters Association

Best of Show, Canadian Quilters Association, 2013 National Juried Show

1st Place, Wall Quilts, Home Machine Quilted, American Quilter’s Society, Lancaster PA 2013

Learn from Kathy in Show 2605.

FlourishontheVinebyKathyKWylie - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlourishontheVinebyKathyKWylie - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlourishontheVinebyKathyKWylie - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlourishontheVinebyKathyKWylie - 36 Pieces Rotating

FlourishontheVinebyKathyKWylie - 100 Pieces Rotating

FlourishontheVinebyKathyKWylie - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: TQS

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It's not hard to see why this quilt is a multi-award winner. Needle-turn appliqué, hand and machine embroidery, cut-away trapunto, domestic machine quilting, and a half-inch clam shell decorative edge finish did the trick. Some of the awards for Flourish on the Vine include:

IQA Founders Award, 2011 Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilters Association

Best of Show, Canadian Quilters Association, 2013 National Juried Show

1st Place, Wall Quilts, Home Machine Quilted, American Quilter’s Society, Lancaster PA 2013

Learn from Kathy in Show 2605.

Original Photo: TQS

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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 fortieth quilt from the exhibition by Kuniko Adachi.

Title of Quilt: Spring Has Come

Quilter's Name: Kuniko Adachi

Dimensions: 83" x 82"

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Sharon Casey merged her two greatest passions, music and art, into her quilt, Boogie Brass Band, which won the Director's Choice Award at Road to California 2020. Inspired by the big band sound she heard as a child and a love for marching bands, Sharon's quilt lets the music ring and the fabrics sing.

 

Photos by Anna Bates


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