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Free Spirit is closing, here is what it means for your orders

Free Spirit is closing, here is what it means for your orders

Yesterday designers at the Free Spirit/Coats team received word that Westminister Fibers, the parent company, is shutting down the fabric company and will not be filling any orders after May 31, 2018. A copy of the email was posted on the Craft Industry Alliance blog yesterday. You can read it here. Obviously this is a […]

My first Quilt Market!

My first Quilt Market!

One of the more fun parts of having a blog that has gotten big enough to become a legitimate business is going to the International Quilt Market for the first time. There were more than two dozen rows filled with all the latest fabric lines, notions, patterns, books and sewing machines. If it had anything remotely […]

Strengthening the creative muscle with Kaffe Fassett

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 […]

Blanket Statements: Not your grandmother’s quilt show

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 […]

Pattern Pieces features quilts made from wood, oil and canvas

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 […]

National Quilt Museum, Quilts of Valor honor veterans

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 […]

Kaffe Fassett exhibit coming to the Michener

Kaffe Fassett exhibit coming to the Michener

A rare collection featuring the work of famed quilt and fiber artist Kaffe Fassett and historical quilts from the United Kingdom is coming the U.S. this fall and the Michener in Pennsylvania will be one of just two museums to host it. The exhibit, “Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from […]

National Quilt Museum hosts ‘Quilts of Valor’ exhibit

National Quilt Museum hosts ‘Quilts of Valor’ exhibit

The National Quilt Museum has teamed up with Quilts of Valor to honor veterans and bring the organization’s mission to a wider audience. “To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor” opened last week at The National Quilt Museum. The exhibit features 34 Quilts of Valor made by quilters throughout the country. The quilts, which will be […]