Tag Archives: quilt history

Scrap Bag: CBS spotlights heavy metal quilter, valuing a quilter’s work, quilts come home, and more

A round-up of quilt news for the week ending December 2, 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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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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Scrap Bag: Graveyard Quilt exhibit, free coffin quilt block, literal leaf quilts, and more

This week’s bag o’ scraps of quilt-related news has a decidedly seasonal air, with stories of Halloween, falling leaves and even the election (I promise you, it’s a fun story, unlike the election itself). We received an email earlier this … 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: October

October is quite a noteworthy month when it comes to quilt history. Here are some historical notes pulled from the pages of Quilters Newsletter’s Design Wall page from the past few years — I think you’ll agree that October has seen … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: “Dear Jane” exhibit, quilts at new African American museum, stolen military quilts, and more

Quilt news big and small, inspiration and motivation — it’s all here for the taking! The iconic “Dear Jane” quilt that tops many quilters’ bucket lists is put on display only one time a year for a few weeks, and … Continue reading

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Quilters Newsletter and the Briscoe Center for American History

Quilters Newsletter has donated its archives including a copy of every issue of its magazine and more to the Briscoe Center for American History. In honor of this donation, check out scanned cover images of the first issue, each five-year-anniversary issue, … 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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Scrap Bag: 68 years of blue ribbon quilts, quilt show controversy update, 50,000-year-old needle found, and more

Summer is winding down whether it feels like it or not — how long until “quilting weather” arrives?   “Marian Brockschmidt of Springfield won eight blue ribbons from among her 21 entries in the textile division at this year’s Illinois … Continue reading

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