Cindy Greenwell: Quilting for Joy

When a traumatic brain injury changed her world, quilting helped AQS member Cindy Greenwell of Magna, Utah, to deal with circumstances that altered her life. She continues to make quilts—especially enjoying appliqué and hand piecing—simply for the peace and joy of it, as she has for 40 years. She’s made over 60 quilts! Cindy’s an active member…

Outtakes

I’m not a huge fan of winter, but there is one thing I like when the weather turns nippy―I get to take my River Trees quilt out of the closet and enjoy it until spring. Even though it’s red and green, the quilt is not so Christmassy that I get tired of looking at it…

A Remarkable Blessing

As we go about our errands stopping here to buy that, stopping there to pay this bill or that, we see the same people each time. They are waiting on us, but we don’t really talk to them beyond being cordial and pleasant. I stopped by a local business today just as I do every…

Paducah Named UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art

Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)…

It’s Hoffman Challenge Time!

It’s time to get ready for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! Here’s this year’s challenge fabric: It’s a fabric so full of color and so varied in appearance, no wonder it was chosen for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! Large, bright stylized flower designs in every color of the rainbow bloom over a background of line-drawn blossoms…

Quilt Photography…and Charley

It’s important to photograph your quilts carefully for quilt contest preliminary judging. Why not also photograph them to their greatest advantage for posts on MyQuiltPlace – and Facebook? How about featuring a favorite family quilt on your Christmas cards this year as a tribute to your quilting heritage! Also, because there are so many good reasons to document…