Tag Archives: traditional quilts

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: 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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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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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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Quilt exhibits to visit Summer 2016

What with Memorial Day and many public school students celebrating the end of the school year, this week marks the cultural beginning of summer in the U.S. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some quilt exhibits you … Continue reading

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Getting back together with your UFO

A couple of weekends ago, having just completed the pieced backing for a queen-size quilt and faced with the prospect of then basting said quilt, or maybe finishing marking and basting a twin-size quilt top, or perhaps marking and basting … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: storage unit of fabric for sale, quilts from Broadway costumes, Quilt Gardens, and more

Here’s a scrap bag of quilt-type news items to help you kick off your week! This story was making the rounds on quilt-related social media last week, and for good reason: Barbara Schubert Bartlett apparently took the adage “She who dies … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Quilts for Fort McMurray, Jimmy Fallon on quilt fiction, quilt block patio design, and more

Hey, guess what? It’s Friday! Looking for some fun and interesting news tidbits from around the internet about quilts? Then you’re in the right place! Museum Open House is a video series produced by NewTV in Newton, Massachusetts, that highlights … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: a quilting angel, machine applique called “cheating,” cinematic color inspiration, and more

This week’s Scrap Bag has even more news and tidbits: two statewide documentation projects, quilting as outreach among a Canadian First Nation community, how the maker of a 19th-century quilt was identified by a team of researchers, quilting metaphors in … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: 20-foot art quilt on permanent display, Be Creative! winner in news, quilting company hires refugees, and more

Just this past week the trees have erupted into bloom here in Denver, which must mean it’s time for a big spring snowstorm. As I type this, the clouds are descending from over the mountains and we are preparing for … Continue reading

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