The latest exhibits from textile artists around the country are on display. Let your mind wander as your feet take you past art and traditional quilts and more.
From eBay to “Oh, My!” – Antique Quilts Get a Whole New Life from McCall's Quilting
Debuting in the very latest issue of Heritage Quilts Made Modern
, these lovely antique quilt tops were purchased on e-Bay and then turned over to the loving arms of Handi Quilter Educators to be quilted. Using today’s latest technology and their own contemporary interpretations, these master long-arm quilters channeled the creativity of the original quilters as they stitched new life into these lovely vintage quilts.
Metaphors on Aging from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Aging affects everyone in many different ways. Through the use of a wide variety of visual metaphors, these works show the impact of aging on our lives: three generations sharing a cup of tea, a decaying leaf, an empty chair. These poignant images draw you in and challenge assumptions about aging.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge from NYC MOD Quilt Guild
With guild member Victoria Findlay-Wolfe’s recent obsession with a more modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern permeating the air, guild members took up the challenge and created stunning interpretations of the DWR – some single rings, many doubles, all interesting and wonderful artistic inspiration.
Downton Abbey Quilt Along
It’s no mystery that Downton Abbey is the hottest TV series followed by millions of loyal viewers. While waiting for the new series to start in January, Ebony Love of Love Bug Studios hosted an online Mystery Quilt Along for Downton Abbey fans.
Using Andover’s Downton Abbey fabric line, featuring collections for Lady Mary, Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and, of course, the Dowager herself, quilters from all over the world created spectacular quilts and vied for great prizes. The quilt blocks themselves were the mystery! Quilters didn’t know exactly what results would be until the very end – just like the tangled story lines on the show!
See the results, and get inspired to create that Downton Abbey elegance and intrigue in a quilt for your home or to give to your favorite Downton Abbey fanatic.
Check back soon for details on many more displays!