Tag Archives: power of quilts

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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Scrap Bag: art quilts stolen, quilt in car ad, t-shirt quilt company sues rival, and more

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween — it’s Quilt Market and Festival week! If you follow the quilt world on social media, this weekend will be full of eye candy for you as people start sharing photos … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: antique quilts on Flickr, Turkish quilt traditions, online tutorials, and more

Here’s this week’s dispatch of quilt-related news tidbits we found too interesting not to share.   Cleve Jones, the San Francisco gay rights activist who founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, has a memoir coming out this fall. The … Continue reading

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This Month in Quilt History: September

It turns out September is an important month in quilt history: from the invention of the lockstitch sewing machine to the first issue of Quilters Newsletter to the recognition of art quilting by a leading American newspaper, this is a month … Continue reading

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This Month in Quilt History: August

For the past few years, every issue of Quilters Newsletter has featured quilt history tidbits on our Design Wall page, and on the Bulletin Board page previous to that. At this point we’ve amassed a few hundred “Backtrack” items that can be … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Orlando comfort quilts, world’s “ugliest” color, Woody Guthrie quilt, and more

This has been a tough week in a lot of ways, hasn’t it? Some of today’s quilty news items reflect recent events, but hopefully you’ll find all of them inspiring. The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has started a project to … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Psychologists tackle quilting “addiction,” celebrating WIPs, quilters support Fort McMurray, and more

The weather is heating up here in Colorado and summer is in full swing! I’m posting today’s Scrap Bag a little early so I can join my coworkers for a BBQ potluck lunch to celebrate the season. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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The quilt I made for my parents

In a recent blog post I talked about realizing that an old, scrappy delectable mountains UFO I thought I might finish to donate to a charity had become too meaningful over the passing years to give away owing to the … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilts for Hillsborough and Paris, quilt on the silver screen, sci-fi embroidery, and more

Today’s Scrap Bag has yielded a few stories about quilts with meaning — memory quilts, quilts made to honor or call attention to somber events — as well as stories of astounding craftsmanship, not to mention one quilt that may … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Quilting cops, Masopust’s influence, Flint water crisis quilt, and more

Can you feel it? The weekend approacheth, bringing with it Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day in the U.S. Let’s take a look at the latest interesting bits of quilt and textile news that have popped up this past week. Work … Continue reading

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