SAQA exhibit celebrates Marie Webster

Marie Webster. Never heard that name before? Well quilters today owe a lot to her. In 1909, she broke with traditional Victorian quilt patterns and created her first applique quilt that was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. Her designs, featuring a center medallion typically of flowers, and strong borders caught the eye of […]

Behind the scenes: Unpacking a quilt exhibit

The 34 quilts that are part of the National Quilt Museum’s next exhibit, Food for Thought from SAQA, have finished their week of rest and rods are being inserted in preparation for their big debut on Friday, April 10. It seems like a strange concept, allowing an inanimate object to rest. But laying the quilts […]