The latest exhibits from textile artists around the country are on display. Let your mind wander as your feet take you past art and traditional quilts and more.
Quilt as Desired
Curated by Mary Kerr
Join Mary Kerr on a Quilt Walk Thursday at 11:45
Vintage tops have been "Quilted as Desired" by some of the best long arm quilters in the business. This display has taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical! Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide the quilt worlds become blurred. www.MaryWKerr.com
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Deux parlant d’une seule voix: two speaking with one voice. This is the expression the Studio Art Quilt Associates artists have tried to capture visually in the Deux exhibition. Artists were asked to submit up to four works that best represented their artistic voice, an expression of the artist’s individuality spoken through technique, color palette, subject matter, materials, or a combination of all of the above. See how their individual voices truly shine through.
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Beneath the GeorgiaLina Skies
Challenged to create a quilt with South Carolina and/or Georgia on their minds, this diverse group of artists stepped up and delivered a broad and dynamic interpretation of the theme. The proud members of the local Atlanta-area SAQA chapter are delighted to share this display showcasing their talent, inspired by local vistas and experiences.
Sizzix Shape-Cutting Machines & Dies
Whether you’re new to quilting or you’re more experienced, Sizzix Big Shot Machines and Dies make quilting & appliqué faster and easier than ever. Sizzix dies cut with precision for many years of use with no sharpening ever required. Create the shapes you want most from everything from silk and cotton to denim and wool – even up to 8 layers at once! (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.) Explore the impressive array of projects and discover the difference Sizzix can make with your creativity. To learn more, visit Sizzix.com
Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt-Along
It’s no mystery that Downton Abbey is the hottest TV series followed by millions of loyal viewers. While waiting for the new series to start in January, Ebony Love of Love Bug Studios hosted an online Mystery Quilt Along for Downton Abbey fans.
Using Andover’s Downton Abbey fabric line, featuring collections for Lady Mary, Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and, of course, the Dowager herself, quilters from all over the world created spectacular quilts and vied for great prizes. The quilt blocks themselves were the mystery! Quilters didn’t know exactly what results would be until the very end – just like the tangled story lines on the show!
See the results, and get inspired to create that Downton Abbey elegance and intrigue in a quilt for your home or to give to your favorite Downton Abbey fanatic.
Chicago Modern Quilt Guild
This year's guild challenge for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was "The Seasons." Members were assigned a season of the year and had 3 months to create an original modern quilt. Guest judges from the Modern Movement, John Adams, Cherri House, Faith Jones, Sarah Nishiura, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, and guild members voted on the best of our amazing creations. The winning quilts were photographed and are part of our guild's 16 month calendar. We are honored for you to see not only the winners, but all the amazing quilts in person.
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Staff Quilts
Designed and made by members of the Fons & Porter editorial team, each quilt in this collection has been featured in a recent issue of Love of Quilting, Easy Quilts, Scrap Quilts or Quilting Quickly
. Every member of the editorial team is a dedicated quilter who loves to design and make quilts for the many publications you love from Fons & Porter. Patterns are available for all of the quilts in this collection.
Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly Quilts – Pre-Cut Strips and Squares
Recently featured in Quilting Quickly
, these dynamic, colorful quilts are made from pre-cut strips and squares, to speed up the construction process for the busy quilter. The quilts in this collection were all designed and made by devoted quilters from the Keepsake Quilting staff and members of the Fons & Porter editorial team. You can make one, too! Patterns are available for each quilt. And you can see how easy they are to make on the free video tutorials available at Video.FonsandPorter.com
Quilt Alliance Contest Quilts 2014
Want to buy a fine little quilt for pleasure and help a good cause at the same time? Then you’ll want to take a tour of the Quilt Alliance auction quilts and jot down your favorites. The Quilt Alliance’s annual contest and auction help support their mission to document, preserve and share the stories of all quilts and all quiltmakers.
This year’s competition, “Inspired by …..” sent makers to The Quilt Index or the Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.)
seeking a quilt to use as inspiration for their own 16” contest quilts.
See just how fantastic a small quilt can be when 92 of them are on display at Quilting LIVE!
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Mark Lipinski’s radio show, Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski
on June 25th. Members’ choice awards will be announced on the show a week later – July 2nd.
Stitch Magazine's Downton Modern
is a drama filled with opulence, a family saga that plays out its days in regal attire and stunning settings. These glamorous projects let you feel like you've just stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey
, while being contemporary interpretations of early Twentieth Century style.