Tag Archives: International Quilt Festival

Scrap Bag: Husbands’ Lounge controversy, “Back the Blue” quilts, stash sold for charity, and more

A round-up of news and stories from around the quilt world for the week ending November 18, 2016. Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: stolen quilt trailer update, Quilts of Valor busy week, and more

Quilters Newsletter’s weekly update of news from around the quilting world for the week ending November 11, 2016 Continue reading

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Photos of Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2016

International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, is such a special time. I go to Quilt Market which immediately precedes Quilt Festival. All of the exhibits are in place so I get to see all the spectacular quilts but I don’t … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilter’s van stolen in Houston, Quilt Market/Festival round-up and more

I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to logging some serious time at my sewing machine this weekend. Christmas is coming and I have projects to finish! I think I’ve been inspired by Quilt Market and … Continue reading

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Yvonne Porcella: A Remembrance

As many quilters already know, art quilt pioneer and member of the Quilters Hall of Fame Yvonne Porcella died on February 12 after fighting cancer for six years. In addition to obituaries in local newspapers the Modesto Bee and the Calaveras Enterprise, … Continue reading

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More Photos from International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Festival 2015 is over and the winning quilts have all been announced. I attended International Quilt Market, which is for industry professionals only, and came home Monday last week, so when the winners were announced on Tuesday, hubby … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Houston 2015 winners, amazing reproduction quilt, how to protect your iron, and more

It’s time to clean the virtual sewing room and assemble those scraps of quilt-related stories that are too good to do away with. (Click the links to read full stories and to view photos and videos.) International Quilt Festival 2015 … Continue reading

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Images from Houston

Fall Quilt Market is one of the high spots of the year for me. I love to go to Houston for Quilt Market. I’ve been here nearly every year since 2003 when I started working in the sewing industry. Quilt … Continue reading

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17 Quilt Documentaries You Should See

Way back in 1907,  Vitagraph Films released a silent short called “A Crazy Quilt.” In it, a man goes to sleep under a crazy quilt made by his mother-in-law. Wacky dreams ensue, including phonographs, huge beasts and trousers that surround … Continue reading

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My Last Photos from Quilt Market 2014

I have just a few more photos from this fall’s International Quilt Market in Houston to share with you. The wonderful quilts at Market and Festival are divided into several different exhibits each year, and I always find at least … Continue reading

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