Meet Mary Buvia

Mary Buvia began her quiltmaking career in 1992 after years of sewing and owning businesses. She knew nothing about the art form and did not even realize classes were available. A friend told her about an organization called the American Quilter’s Society. She joined in an effort to learn all that she could through their…

The Tentmakers of Cairo

They’re handcrafted—colorful cotton fabric in complex patterns painstakingly appliquéd to a soft canvas backing. Although there is no batting per se, the appliqué  stitches go completely through to the backing, catching just a thread or two for stability. Are they quilts? Are they art? No matter what niche you care to put these appliquéd fiber…

Queen Peacock Wins 1st Place

Rami Kim has taken 1st place in the Timeless Stitch Star competition in the Lifestyle/Sewing Items category with her stunning garment titled “Queen Peacock.” Rami’s prize is $1,000 and a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700 QCP sewing & quilting machine valued at $2,999. Rami Kim has distinguished herself as an innovative and talented fabric artist.…

Grate inspirations

Do you find quilts everywhere you turn? Even when they aren’t quilts, exactly? The other day a friend and I were minding our own business, walking to a favorite deli for lunch, when POW! We (not literally, fortunately) ran smack into this quilt, wrapped around a tree. Do you think this is the chicken or…