Diana’s Golden Needle

Diana Jasany is a very special young quilter. Adopted at 14 months old in 2001 from Kalmykia, Russia, Diana just turned 15 and will be entering 10th grade. She is working on a Girl Scout Gold Award project with some help from Facebook and a LOT of quilting friends! Diana started the Diana’s Golden Needle…

Quilt Judge Scott Murkin: Making Choices

Certified Quilt Judge Scott Murkin discusses the quilt judging process with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning. Hear about the “Wow!” factor, choosing Best of Show, and some of the specific criteria used when judging. Scott discusses initial screenings (including photographs) and drops some hints about having your quilt among those that are juried into…

Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers Honored

Three quilters from Boykin, Alabama (Gee’s Bend) have been awarded the 2015 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest award for folk and traditional arts. Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Pettway, and Lucy Mingo We’re privileged to share with you a portion of the press release from the National Endowment for the Arts announcing the recipients. Gee’s…