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The National Quilt Museum
Enjoy this video interview with quilter Kristin Vierra, whose quilt 16 Tigers was part of the Gala of the Unexpected, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of The National Quilt Museum. For the past 25 years, much of the world’s most innovative quilting has been shown at The National Quilt Museum. To celebrate these 25...
The National Quilt Museum Celebrates 25 Years of Serving the Quilting Community PADUCAH, Ky., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Since the first visitors entered its galleries 25 years ago, The National Quilt Museum has seen continuous and steady growth. The museum is now a global destination for quilters annually welcoming visitors from all 50 US...
The special exhibit room at The National Quilt Museum was filled with hanging red, white, and blue quilts at the start of the To Honor and Comfort Quilts of Valor® closing ceremony on Veterans Day, 2015. The patriotic quilts had been hanging as the To Honor and Comfort exhibit since August 20. The Quilts of...
These days, with electronic designing, rotary cutting, and machine quilting, our favorite projects are often done individually. But wait! What about all of the buzz that quilters used to create when they got together? Welcome to The Bee, with a nod to quilting bees that are (sadly) not so common any more. It’s a place...
Children and creativity go together! And creative children have the opportunity to win in the nationwide School Block Challenge held at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Sponsored by MODA Fabrics, the School Block Challenge is a yearly contest. Participating schools, youth groups and parents are given packets with three fabrics from MODA. Students...
Gina Perkes’ quilt, Nostalgia, won the APQS Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award at the Paducah QuiltWeek event in 2015. Gina is overwhelmed to realize that her quilt will be hanging in The National Quilt Museum starting the day after the show! Find out more about this quilt and Gina’s creative methods in this video interview...
AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning interviews Renae Haddadin about the Janome America Inc. Best of Show quilt, Majestic Mosaic, at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in April, 2015. The gorgeous quilt was appliquéd by Karen Kay Buckley and quilted by Renae. Renae shares some of her machine quilting secrets as she explains the gorgeous stitching...
Historically, quilts had a cloth top and back, some form of batting in the middle, and were stitched together with thread. But what actually is a quilt? At its most basic, it is three layers held together by some means. The layers may be of plastic or metal; the batting can be Styrofoam. There really...
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