Posts in category "Quilts in the news"

12 fun facts about Quilting

Quilting is my hobby and passion, something I share with woman all over the world. We buy fabric, make quilts and keep our loved ones warm and happy. We love the process and the product but maybe it’s time for this quilter to do a bit of research on her passion. I’ve been poking around... Read more »

What to do on National Quilting day

Saturday March 15 is National Quilting day. You may be wondering what to do on National Quilting day, I know I am. I have the what to wear problem solved, now there’s just the activity left to plan. I’ve divided my choices into several categories. Less effort required ideas Eat foods that begin with Q.... Read more »

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts is Modern Quilt heaven until April 6th

This is the outside of the museum, housed in a barn from the 1850's. The outside doesn't prepare you for the majesty inside.
The minute I heard about this place I was itching to go.  As soon as I got the invitation to visit the Folk Art Exhibit at MAM, I knew this would be the perfect extension of the day. And it was, it was Modern Quilt heaven up here. Even my husband loved visiting this museum,... Read more »
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Olympic Patchwork quilt is a Sochi Success

I adore the official quilt and can't read enough about it. If you want to read more, the official site is linked and the next 8 pictures are all courtesy of this site. <a href="http://www.graphicart-news.com/the-olympic-patchwork-quilt-sochi-2014/#.UuOmdfYo7-k%29">Official site</a>
The Olympic Games in Sochi have been in the news, on Twitter and on Facebook. Most of the news I have read or seen has been overwhelmingly negative, derisive or mocking. I have agreed with some of the criticism, think others are just piling on as we seem to like to do. In the midst... Read more »

Karen Nyberg is quilting above us

Quilters are everywhere, they may be right in your home.  (Yikes!) They definitely hang out in in quilt stores and congregate at quilts shows.  They quilt for good causes and the people they love but their image is sometimes not as favorable as it should be.  Quilters rock but not everyone realizes it.  Maybe quilting... Read more »

Quilter Astronaut Karen Nyberg - out of this world

I have always known that quilting is out of this world and finally quilter astronaut Karen Nyberg will show this to the rest of the universe.  On May 28, Karen will start a six month sojourn on the international space station and while there, she plans to quilt.  I’ve brought sewing along on trips but... Read more »
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Riverwalk Quilter's Guild Quilt show was outstanding

The Riverwalk Quilters had a spectacular quilt show May 10 and 11.
I love going to quilt shows.  When I was a beginning quilter (think Civil War days) I used to get a stomach ache because I wanted to make all the quilts, that day!  Now I just enjoy the quilts and the creativity of the women who made them.  This past weekend I attended the Riverwalk... Read more »

Final Four NCAA Basketball prediction using quilt block names

Right now you are probably at work trying to fill out your NCAA brackets.  You need that edge, that new way of looking at these brackets cause any fool can go by the seed or the experts’ predictions.  You are NOT that fool, no sir, you are going to use Quilt block names to predict... Read more »

Abraham Lincoln Quilts

When I think of Presidents I think of Abraham Lincoln, as I am sure many others do as well.   Someday I would love to do a whole study on the U.S. Presidents and quilts but on February 12th, it is fitting to focus on the 16th President. The recent movie has once again drawn... Read more »
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Quilts

Today is the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the celebration of the inauguration of President Obama’s second term.  It is such an important holiday that I knew there had to be many examples out there of quilts for MLK.  I decided to google him and quilts and was happy... Read more »
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    What do you do after retiring from 35 years of teaching Spanish and French? EVERYTHING! All those things I had just a bit of time to do I now have lots more time to do! I teach college classes part time some semesters, quilt, sew, travel, swim, read, eat chocolate, bike a bit, walk some, dabble in yoga, try golf, try knitting and then quilt and sew some more.

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