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Inspiration has hit and you want to enter a quilt contest. Here are a few things to consider. Check the age of the quilt. Not all quilts can be entered in every quilt contest. Most quilt contests specify an age for the quilt. The general rules will give age guidelines. For AQS quilt contests the...
The National Quilt Museum is currently hosting the Art Quilts of the Midwest Exhibit until October 11th, 2016. The exhibit features quilts from the book, Art Quilts of the Midwest by Linzee Kull McCray, which examines the work of twenty quilt artists whose work reflects life in the Midwest.    Visit and experience the stories these...
Last night I attended a widely anticipated event—the opening reception for MANifestations, an exhibit of quilts made by men at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. What a party it was! RMQM has been showcasing the work of male quilters every other year since 1992. Even so, Karen Roxburgh, the museum’s executive director,...
Most quilters will agree that many of their quilts come from an emotional place. Sending a message in a quilt is not new. What you may consider new is the modern twist as more quilters are experimenting with sleek, chic lines and neutral colors with a splash of bold. Quilters are using this method to...
Are you making vacation plans? How about a road trip? Yours will likely be a little shorter than the trip Laurie Gibb took (“Journey 65” in the April issue of TQL). If you’ve read the story, you know that Laurie celebrated her 65th birthday by taking off for a whole year on a solo adventure...
Have you ever been inspired to make a statement quilt? You’ve seen them – those powerful post-9/11 pieces or the incredibly affecting ones about Alzheimer’s disease. How about the political quilts –dramatic or humorous – that crop up around election time? There’s a statement quilt in TQL’s August issue by Karen Reese Tunnell, and it’s...