Posts From Stephanie Soebbing

The Eleventh Hour features rare quilts from WWI at The National Quilt Museum

A rare collection of quilts from the World War I era is on display at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, through February 9, 2016. “The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I” curated by Sue Reich and provided by the McCraken Public Library, features a collection of Red Cross quilts and signature quilts made to help raise money to send supplies to U.S. troops fighting what was then

Strengthening the creative muscle with Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett is one of the most prolific quilters of our generation, one of the fabric and pattern designers credited with helping to popularize the generations-old tradition and modernize it with his bold use of color and pattern. But Fassett is not an artist working in a vacuum. His accomplishments are shared with his long-time partner and studio manager of 26 years Brandon Mably, and Liza Lucy, the woman responsible

Blanket Statements: Not your grandmother’s quilt show

When prolific quilter and Pennsylvania resident Liza Lucy approached James A. Michener Art Museum Director & CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover about hosting an exhibit of internationally renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett’s work, Tremper Hanover admits she had never heard of the man. The Doylsetown, Pennsylvania, museum had hosted an exhibit of quilts in recent memory and while it had gone well, she sought the advice of Kirsten M. Jenson, Ph. D.

Pattern Pieces features quilts made from wood, oil and canvas

When Kirsten Jensen and Louise Feder, booked Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery York, UK, for the James A. Michener Art Museum, the curators started seeing patchwork everywhere. Collages created by the museum’s namesake discovered down in the vault, “quilts” made out of wood salvaged from Superstorm Sandy, a large installation looks like quilted ribbons and hangs

Virtual Shop Hop: The Little Shop, Haddonfield, N.J.

Debbie Hagy has been a sewer all her life but quilting wasn’t a part of her family’s tradition. So when she wanted to make a quilt for the first time, she enrolled in a class at The Little Shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The quaint quilt shop in a charming main street community, has been a sewing store since the 1960s. In the 80’s the then-owner saw the way sewing

National Quilt Museum, Quilts of Valor honor veterans

The National Quilt Museum and Quilts of Valor honored veterans earlier this week by giving the patriotic quilts that made up the To Honor and Comfort exhibit to 34 veterans of war. The exhibit at the Paducah, Kentucky museum featured premium examples of patriotic quilts made for the Quilts of Valor organization, which seeks to provide every soldier who saw combat with a healing quilt of valor to honor them for

How to turn ugly sweaters into cute mittens

Upcycled sweater mittens are one of my favorite projects. They are a fast, easy and cheap project, three of my favorite things when it comes to sewing. In about an hour you can go from an old, ugly sweater to a super-cute pair of mittens. This project is so fast an inexpensive that it makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. Plus the mittens are very warm, making

Quilt Retreat progress report

Life has been a little nuts since I returned from quilt retreat two weeks ago. I’ve barely touched my sewing machine, which is why I love going to it twice a year for three days of completely uninterrupted sewing time. I had a pretty hefty to-do list when I left, and I’m happy to say that I finished most of it. The biggest accomplishment was finally finishing the last eight

November Block of the Month

We’re almost there. This is the second-to-last month for the 2015 Block of the Month and the last month we’re working with the blue fabrics. Next month we’ll move onto the purples and then we’ll put the entire quilt top together. Get excited! As usual, we’re making a lot of half-square triangles. The complicated look comes from putting the entire quilt together at the end of the year. Click here