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  • National Quilting Day:  Celebrate the art of quilt making – one stitch at a time
    National Quilting Day: Celebrate the art of quilt making – one stitch at a time
    Talk about a stitch! Whether you make them, admire them or cherish one’s handed down to you, chances are good you have one or two in your home. It’s National Quilting Day(NQD), an annual holiday that celebrates the tradition of quilt...
  • Tyler Perry
    Tyler Perry shares the story of his grandmother’s quilt
    You would have to be from another planet not to have heard about Tyler Perry, the writer, actor, comedian, and movie producer.He has a keen sense of seeing things through different eyes than most people. This week something must have sparked a...
  • Does your infant sleep with hazardous bedding?
    Does your infant sleep with hazardous bedding?
    According to a new study, the presence of hazardous bedding in infant sleeping areas remains a common problem. The study was published online on December 1 in the journal Pediatrics.The study authors note that hazardous bedding is defined by the...
  • Fabric art show at Chicago Botanic Garden
    Fabric art combines show with gift ideas at Chicago Botanic Garden
    There still is time to head over to Chicago Botanic Garden’s popular Fine Art of Fiber show which ends today. Co-sponsored by the Weavers Guild of the North Shore, the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild and Illinois Quilters, Inc., the show...
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
    Robin Caroll Discusses Dealing with Shattered Hopes
    Where do you turn when a dream you’ve cherished in your heart for your entire life is completely shattered? In her new release, Hidden in the Stars (Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press/September 16, 2014/ISBN:9781426773600/$13.99),...
  • Summer gallery focus 2014
    Summer gallery focus 2014
    This summer is already in full swing and so are the season's gallery shows. Quilted creatures, wacky watercolors, poetic paintings, and celebratory installations define the next two months' worth of exhibitions. Lively and full of color...
  • Quilts of Love
    Quilts of Love Series Reminds us Every Quilt Has a Story
    Abingdon Press has created a line of books that not only appeals to a wide variety of fiction readers, but is sure to catch the interest of quilters around the world. Each novel in the 25-book series is written by a different author and offers a...
  • Quilts are art as well as history and politics in new exhibit at D.C. museum
    Quilts are art as well as history and politics in new exhibit at D.C. museum
    Even if you aren't crazy about quilts, you'll love "'Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts", a new exhibition at D.C.'s National Museum of Women in the Arts(NMWA).A sign at the exhibit's entrance...
  • Crafty Hipsters - Do they have your Holiday gifts?
    Crafty Hipsters - Do they have your Holiday gifts?
    If you're a hip holiday shopper you will have to spend some time at the Hipster's Craft Fair on Saturday, November 9th. The Hipster's Craft Fair is a new twist on an old tradition. Expect to find some cool stuff updated to fit the...
  • A Harvest of Quilts
    A Harvest of Quilts
    Flying Geese Quilter’s Guild (FGQG) will present A Harvest of Quilts at Soka University in Aliso Viejo on September 14 and 15. A Harvest of Quilts, the guild’s 13th show, will feature quilts, wearable art and dolls.“We want to...
  • Close-up of a wedding ring quilt
    Visit SJ Museum of Quilts free on First Friday, July 5
    The merchants of San Jose’s SoFA (South of First) district sponsor an exciting event each month called First Fridays. As the name suggests, on the first Friday of each month, businesses are open late for visitors to come by. In addition, a...
  • Heirloom quilt inspired quilter to start the hobby herself
    Heirloom quilt inspired quilter to start the hobby herself
    Sarah Ray Voelker is a retired teacher who now has plenty of time to devote to her quilting hobby. She fell in love with quilts before she knew how to make them.“When I was a little girl I fell in love with a quilt my great-grandmother made...
  • Women's Art Reflections in Fiber: Harlem Memorabilia Exhibit
    Women's Art Reflections in Fiber: Harlem Memorabilia Exhibit
    Here’s a Women’s History Month event that reflects our unifying mantra: “A woman's work is never done.” A new Uptown visual art exhibition that celebrates women’s fiber artwork especially quilting, is sure to...
  • Signature Styles, by Jenny Doh
    Book review: Signature Styles by Jenny Doh
    Looking for some new sewing and craft inspiration? Signature Styles is a recent book from Lark Books that features many of the best-known seamstresses, craft bloggers, textile designers and pattern designers. Some of the women interviewed include...
  • NWTC's Artisan & Quilt Show
    NWTC's Artisan & Quilt Show
    The third annual Artisan & Quilt Show attracted about 300 people to Kewaunee’s Agricultural Heritage & Resources Center on Saturday, October 13, said Mary Gaye Rank, adjunct faculty member at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College...
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