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Friday, March 31, 2006


Red Cross celebrates with quilt work

Red Cross(Indiana) - Judy Clare loves to quilt.

The Frankfort resident has been designing and sewing high-quality, beautifully crafted quilts for more than 20 years, but in that time, she never dreamed a piece of her work would be on display in the nation's capital.

Come May, that's exactly where her latest creation -- an 18-by-22-inch panel representing the Tippecanoe County Chapter of the American Red Cross -- will end up.

Amy Gamble, volunteer services director at the Red Cross, said she was put in touch with Clare, who works at Smith Office in Lafayette, while trying to find a volunteer to fulfill a request from national headquarters.

Read the full article about Clare here.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


'Heart of Demopolis' quilt hand-delivered back home

She won the quilt fair and square, so rightfully it's hers for the keeping. But instead of displaying the quilt in her Milton, New Hampshire home, Mary Lou DeMeester made the decision to hand deliver it back to the city of Demopolis, Alabama.

Read the full story of the Heart of Demopolis quilt now.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


High-top quilt nets high-dollar winning bid

Hi Top QuiltA shoe-motif quilt that featured autographs from 41 former Kansas University basketball players sold last week on eBay for $2,651.

The quilt was a Kaw Valley Quilt Guild fundraising project for a Social Service League fund that’s used to buy new shoes for needy children.

“We’re real pleased. This will buy a lot of shoes,” said Deb Rowden, pictured here with Barbara Brackman.

Read the full story in the Lawrence Journal-World.

Monday, March 13, 2006


Pictures from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

Threadz From HellElle in Washington D.C. has posted a series of photos from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Elle's blog, "Sew Chick: Art Quilt Adventurer" documents her work and life as an aspiring quilt artist.

Friday, March 10, 2006


Featured blog: The Calico Cat

Calico CatAmy in Washington D.C. posts some wonderful pictures of her own work and that of others on her blog, The Calico Cat. This one is called Nine Lives.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


A Massive Quilt to raise the issue of Violence Against Women

Change MakersChange Makers from all the six South Asian nations stitched a huge quilt carrying messages to combat violence against women on the second day of the three-day Change Makers Assembly in Colombo, Sri Lanka today.

“We are united against violence,” “Stop violence against women,” “Stop Honour killings,” – these were some of the thousands of slogans scribbled in several south Asian languages on the several metres long quilt. Pieces of this massive quilt had been stitched in different countries and brought here and put together into a massive quilt. Later at the sessions, change makers exchanged ideas and experiences about their work and plans.

Read the entire article about the Change Makers quilt here.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Ninth Annual Quilt Extravaganza opens

Nag's Head, NC - The Ninth Annual Priceless Pieces Past & Present Quilt Extravaganza will hang at Roanoke Island Festival Park through March 27 in the Art Gallery. The annual event is organized by the local Teacup Quilters.

The popular show features old and new quilts made by, or belonging to, the people of the region. "Many of the quilts and their stories are an important part of our Dare County history and heritage. And each year, I am amazed at the beautiful quilts that we are so generously allowed to display by their owners," says Teacup Quilter Annette Ratzenberger.

Read the full story in the Outer Banks Sentinel.

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Win a gift certificate with a fabric postcard!

The Quilting Adventures blog is having a fabric postcard contest -- submit a fabric postcard in honor of Phoebe's 18th birthday and it will be displayed in the QA shop during the month of April. (Submissions must be received by April 1.) The winning postcard gets a gift certificate to the QA shop.

Read the fabric postcard contest rules here.

Friday, March 03, 2006


Missing quilt turns up at Castle Rock show

Wandering QuiltCastle Rock, Washington - Call it, "The Case of the Wandering Quilt." A large quilt sewn by members of United Methodist Women in the Vancouver District in the late 1970s or early 1980s was on display at the yearly quilt show at Castle Rock Exhibit Hall during February.

It had been missing for some 15 years.

Acting on a clue from a friend who had just viewed the show, a Castle Rock UMW member "went right down to look at it," said Debbie Avery, president of the Vancouver District. "Sure enough, it was the missing quilt," she said.

Read the full story about the Wandering Quilt here.


Quilt club sews lifelong friendships

Northville, Michigan - Carole Jean Stockhausen knows a newborn will be swaddled in fabric sewn by her hand.

Donated quilts warm the hearts of Northville's Hands All Around members, the group Stockhausen helped found 24 years ago.

Along the way, the 24 members began stitching charity into their creative endeavors. They've donated time and materials to Mill Race Historical Village, the Northville District Library and the Gilda Radner House.

Their most recent cause is the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti where mothers ages 12-21 can earn rewards — like a handmade quilt — for practicing proper health care. The handmade blankets were a hit when they donated 29 two years ago.

Hands All Around members will reconvene next week to sew another pile of crib-size quilts to pass on to a new family.

Read the full article on "Hands All Around" here.

Thursday, March 02, 2006


New Block Swap from Seedpod Books and Art!

Jessica at Seedpod Books and Art is starting a BLOCK SWAP for Charity! The deadline for sign-ups is March 8th (or until she gets 50 quilters, so sign up now if you want to participate!)

This is the link for the swap:

In Jessica's words, "All the details are there for how to have a really good time, do some service for the world, and make some collaborative 'soft art' from crafty friends everywhere."

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