In the Q-niverse (Look What…)

And The Winner Is…

October 17, 2014

Oh, yeah, we’ve always envisioned ourselves standing at the lectern during some impressive quilt awards show, getting the chance to open an envelope and change a life. (Well, at least a day in a life.) And thanks to some fun-loving stitchers in Lakeland, FL, our chance is here. Lakeland Modern Quilt Quild is a fairly [...]

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In the Q-niverse: Quilts In The Trees

August 26, 2014

  (Editor’s Note: GenQ contributor Stephanie Thompson shared these thoughts and images from a recent quilt show she attended. Nothing says summer like quilts flapping in a warm breeze!) by Stephanie Thompson Quilts grow on trees in Kansas…at least they were earlier this summer at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas. On any day, [...]

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In The Q-niverse – The Sewing Party

July 21, 2014

Attention, Q-Bies! Who doesn’t like a good party involving the best ingredients:  fabric, thread, batting and great teachers like Carrie Bloomston, Kevin Kosbab, Bari J Ackerman, Rob Appel, and so many more from the quilting,/sewing/home decorating/embroidery world. After all, we know this is one big stitchy world. “The Sewing Party” is the first ever online-all-day [...]

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In the Q-niverse Prayer Flag Project

July 10, 2014

Quilters and sewists are smitten by fabric in pretty much any form (and for any reason). We use it as much to express ourselves as to make useful items. Maybe that warp-and-weft conveys a message that we long to send, don’t know how to verbalize or may not even know we are sending. And fabric’s [...]

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An Interview with Angela Walters & give away with Craft Foxes

June 30, 2014

Hey there, Q-Bies! Did you ever want to get into the head of a particular quilter and pick their brain about quilterly things? We did! And we did!  We (along with Lisa Fulmer of CraftFoxes – check out the CraftFoxes blog!) recently had the opportunity to ask a few questions of quilter, teacher, author, fabric [...]

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Spring Quilt Market 2014 Highlights

June 22, 2014

We’ve spent the weeks since Spring Market busily finishing the July-August issue (more on that next week), but we’d still like to tell you a little about what we saw and soaked up during our time in Pittsburgh recently.  If you’ve ever heard  a Quilt Market virgin gush about how overwhelming and amazing and inspiring [...]

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The Thread: News From the Q-niverse

June 3, 2014

Austin Fashion Week Showcases Indie Talent What do you get when you add fabric, thread, ingenuity and creativity to an already creative southern city? You get Austin Fashion Week, which has earned a place as the 42nd most influential global fashion capital. (And the only one from Texas!) It showcases independent designers from all over [...]

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In the Q-niverse: Quilts and Color exhibit at the Boston Museum

May 1, 2014

Our friend, Donna Morales-Oemig, kindly agreed to attend a press event for the recent opening of Quilt and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The following is her firsthand account of what she experienced at this special exhibit. Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection by Donna Morales-Oemig. Boston tourism [...]

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In The Q-niverse: Grand Central Terminal

April 8, 2014

Happy Tuesday, Q-bies! File this under extremely cool in the q-niverse: Quilts and Grand Central!  Could there be anything cooler than quilts in an amazing historic building? If you’re in the New York area, it’s time to get to Grand Central Terminal and see the Grand Central Centennial Quilts Exhibition organized by The City Quilter [...]

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Many Hands2Help Make light work

March 27, 2014

There’s an old adage, “Many hands make light work.” In the olden days of quilting, women would get together and help each other hand-quilt the quilt tops made over the long hard winters. The many hands stitching lightened the load for the woman having her quilts done. Well that and catch-up on all the neighborhood [...]

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