Posts in category "Quilts with historical importance"

Civil War Quilters of Illinois exhibit worth a visit to Lockport, IL

This past week we had gorgeous weather in Chicago. I know, it surprised me too! To take advantage of it I met my buddy Shannan, a fellow ChicagoNow blogger of the always useful Tween Us for lunch. Shannan let me pick, trusting friend that she is. I picked Lockport, Illinois for our lunch. It’s an... Read more »

Visit to Quilter's Hall Of Fame in Marion, Indiana

The parking and entrance are in the back but the front is very charming. The area surrounding this lovely restored home is quite shabby so it gives you a good idea of all the work they did.  Marie Webster lived and quilted here but not until she was 50 years old. She also designed and sold patterns and kits.
I decided I wanted to visit the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana so that is exactly what we did. Last summer we had visited quilt stores in Indianapolis and Amish country twice so I am a fan of what is going on in the Quilt world in Indiana. I wish that we had... Read more »

Quilt which shows too many US women are dying in childbirth

When I first entered Mother Me, the quilts jumped out at me.
Mother’s day weekend is a joyous yet complicated time. Husbands, daughters and sons honor their mothers and it’s beautiful to behold. Other people hurt as they are missing children who died, their own mother or their children that never were. And in other homes, babies and young children miss their mothers who died in childbirth.... Read more »
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Quilts and the Underground Railroad in celebration of Black History month

Quilts have been in America since the beginning only most disappeared with use. Many of them were made of fabric that had already been used as clothing.  Once that quilt wore out, it was sometimes then used as the batting for a new quilt. Starting with the fact that fabric is very fragile to begin... Read more »

Folk Art Exhibit at MAM - an artistic escape from the Cold

I love it when there's a big introductory mural to get you in the mood for the exhibit.
My husband and I love road trips and whenever we visit a new place, we adore checking out new museums. Hence when I received an email inviting me to visit the Uncommon Folk, Traditions of American Art exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I was extremely receptive. Chance to see an exhibit with quilts in... Read more »

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 »
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Making a Dinosaur in Space

What did you make last Sunday? Anything from scraps laying around, oh say, your space station? No? Me either but Karen Nyberg has been making a dinosaur in Space. Yep, a green one. She made this cutie for her son and posted it to Pinterest. What’s that, you have yet to post a pic to... 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 »

Passing on my Grandmother's Quilt

I love having three quilts I inherited from my Mother.  She never sewed but her Mother and Aunts did.  The “talent” skipped her and her story was  she couldn’t practice on the machine because her Mother was too afraid she’d break it and during the depression they didn’t have the money to get it fixed. ... Read more »
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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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