The most famous quilter you never heard of

Recently, thanks to the wonders of the social network, I learned some sad news. Anna Williams died. Anna was Gee’s Bend before Gee’s Bend. By that I mean she was perhaps the first African American quilter whose improvisational quilts were publicly recognized as art – discovered, applauded, and promoted by the mainstream quilt world. During…

Meet Ann R. Holmes

Meet Ann Holmes, the new AQS author of No Sewing Until You Quilt It. Ann Holmes, stained glass artist and quilter, has been producing site-specific stained glass since 1976. Public glass commissions include several churches and the 8½’ skylight in the Lyon business building in Batesville, Arkansas. In Asheville, North Carolina she designed and built…

Quilters’ Champion by Marjorie L. Russell

Penny McMorris Photo: Gregory Solaris, Solaris Photography She hasn’t made a quilt she’d like to show you, she quit teaching after only two years, and she would rather the spotlight be on others. Even so, Penny McMorris is one of today’s most recognized and respected quilting champions. Click here to read the entire article from…