Raleigh, NC

Display Gallery


Stroll through aisles of quilts, including contemporary, traditional, art and modern works by artists from across the country.


Heart of the Home Reader Challenge Quilts

Quilting Arts Magazine

Transitioning out of homelessness and into a permanent residence is life changing. To celebrate this event, quilt artist Jamie Fingal has partnered with Furnishing Hope (furnishinghope.org), an organization that supplies home furnishings for individuals and families as they transition to independent living. Jamie’s project, “Heart of the Home”, makes and donates a unique wall quilt for each new dwelling.

The Editorial staff at Quilting Arts Magazine learned about “Heart of the Home” and asked their readers to create art quilts to be donated to this project. Each quilt is 14" square and prominently features the image of a house. Over the course of two months, QA readers made and donated 359 quilts in total, well exceeding expectations. On display is a selection of quilts from Quilting Arts readers as well as 21 quilts donated by frequent contributors to the magazine. Join us in celebrating the generosity and artistry of the art quilt community. quiltingcompany.com/reader-challenges-quilting-daily/



Bake Off Quilt Challenge

Curated by Madison Quilt Expo
View this impressive exhibit to see a collection of quilts that showcase stitched cupcakes, pies, cakes and more. Quilters competed to win cash prizes and award ribbons. Explore the creative "recipes" and diverse "flavors" - all with zero calories. quiltexpo.com



HERstory Quilts: A Celebration of Strong Women
Susanne Miller Jones, Curator
You studied history. Come and view HERstory. Throughout history women struggled to have a voice and we got it in the USA in 1920, the right to vote. Let’s celebrate the amazing things that women everywhere have accomplished since then. We all have women that we admire who are courageous, intelligent and ground-breakers.

This exhibit, by 84 artists from seven countries, includes tributes to women well known to us, as well as those who worked behind the scenes. These quilts celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those who made discoveries. Women who shook the world by breaking into fields previously reserved for men are commemorated, as are those who were the first to do something before any man. Art quilts honor athletes, authors, artists, aviators and astronauts, business leaders, educators, entertainers, mathematicians, scientists, writers, and world leaders.




Inspired By the National Parks
This quilt display celebrates of our National Park Service’s Centennial. Quilters from across the country selected a park and created three quilts featuring landscapes, flora, and fauna from Acadia to Samoa. Fifty-eight parks are featured. Enjoy the wide range of depictions and interpretations from these fiber artists. npscentennialquilts.com  



Put a Bird on it!  2018 Guild President's Challenge

Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild | Clarkesville, Georgia
From the ridiculous to the sublime, from the unexpected to the expected, where would you put a bird? The Guild members of the Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild in Clarkesville, Georgia were challenged by their 2018 president Maryann Prue to complete a small-sized wall quilt and on the quilt "Put a Bird on it." The talented group of quilters showcased their sewing talents by using various quilting techniques to complete each individual wall quilt.




100 Years of Quilts made for Soldiers

Curated by Sue Reich

Since the Revolutionary War, women have sent quilts to their sons and daughters on the battlefront. This exhibit presents quilts made to honor our nation’s soldiers from the Spanish American War of 1890 through the Slavic Wars of the 1990s. Many of the quilts feature military insignia representing the service of the different branches of our nation’s military.  suereichquilts.com




Cosplay Display

See a selection of costumes on display at the Expo. Click for more info on Cosplay at the Expo.



Vintage Made Modern Part 2

Handi Quilter
Handi Quilter educators bring vintage quilt tops to life with beautiful modern longarm quilting. Their intent was to honor the original quilt-top maker by quilting her work in a way she could never have imagined!

Folkwear: Garments from Around the World and Across the Ages
Molly Hamilton

Folkwear, one of the oldest independent sewing pattern companies in the US, was founded in the 1970s to create sewing patterns for folk clothing from around the world. Eventually, the patterns also included historic and vintage clothing. Now, Folkwear has patterns for garments from 6 continents, over 30 countries, and spanning 100s of years. All patterns are based on original clothing and are authentic to the culture and/or time. A unique aspect of Folkwear patterns is that many of them also teach the handwork to traditionally embellish your home-sewn clothing. This display showcases original garments from Folkwear’s collection as well as modern interpretations of these traditional and historic garments. The clothing displayed will show you how versatile these patterns are, and how they can inspire your creativity. folkwear.com



Gallery Talk with Molly Hamilton: Thursday 12:00 | Friday 1:45 | Saturday 12:00
The gallery talk will cover the history of these garments, traditional construction, design, and embellishments, and compare them to modern makes of the same patterns. You will get to see these garments close up and be inspired by their tradition, history, and beauty. Meet at the display.


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