Across the Pond

Just yesterday we heard about another quilting friend who’s making a pilgrimage to the UK this summer. She’ll probably see a few palaces and cathedrals, but her main destination is the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August. Now in its ninth year, it’s become the biggest quilt show in Europe. More than 1,000 competition…

Unplanned Geometry

TQL readers around the globe were fascinated by the silk sampler in Laura Fisher’s column “For All It’s Worth” (June 2011). “It reminds me a little of a crazy Dear Jane,” wrote Linda Lesiak of Fullerton, Nebraska. Jodie Storm, of Bonville, NSW, Australia, cheerfully confesses to being obsessed with historic quilts. She’s given lots of…

Thank you from New Zealand

Just a few days ago I received this letter and photos from Yvonne Roberts, a 20-year quilter who is actively involved in the quilting community and quilting organizations in New Zealand. Yvonne writes:“When tragedy strikes, quilters want to do what quilters do: make quilts for all those who have suffered. Just after the devastating February…