Friday, March 31, 2006
Red Cross celebrates with quilt work
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.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
'Heart of Demopolis' quilt hand-delivered back home
Read the full story of the Heart of Demopolis quilt now.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
High-top quilt nets high-dollar winning bid
A 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
Friday, March 10, 2006
Featured blog: The Calico Cat
Thursday, March 09, 2006
A Massive Quilt to raise the issue of Violence Against Women
“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
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!
Read the fabric postcard contest rules here.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Missing quilt turns up at Castle Rock show
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
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!
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."