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Grand Central Terminal Centennial Quilt Challenge

Posted by on May 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The City Quilter quilt shop and American Patchwork & Quilting magazine are sponsoring a quilt contest in honor of the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal in New York.

The City Quilter has developed two fabric designs, “Grand Central” and GCT Constellations,” available in ivory and aqua, to celebrate this anniversary.  Quilt entries in the contest must use these fabrics in at least 25% of the quilt’s surface.

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Charity Sewing: The 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

Posted by on May 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilters tend to be generous people: generous with our time, generous with our skills, and generous with our fabric stashes.  American Patchwork & Quilting’s One Million Pillowcase Challenge offers a quick and easy way for us to touch the life or lift the spirits of someone in need in our own community.

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Quilts Sought for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Posted by on May 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild has announced that they are now collecting donations of completed quilts for distribution to those affected by the recent devastating tornado in Moore, OK, in a relief effort called “Moore Love.”

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Quilters Newsletter “Traditional to Modern Challenge”

Posted by on May 19, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Here’s a quilt contest that might appeal to you modern quilters, or to anyone else who’s thought about experimenting with a quilt in the modern style!  Quilters Newsletter magazine is sponsoring a “Traditional to Modern Quilt Challenge,” in which entrants must re-interpret a specific traditional quilt into a modern-style quilt.

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Space Station Astronaut is a Quilter

Posted by on May 19, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Karen Nyberg seems like a lot of other quilters.  She’s a working mom who learned to sew at an early age, has done both clothing and home décor sewing and makes lots of quilts as gifts.

What’s different?  She’s also an astronaut!

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New Textile Gallery at Denver Art Museum

Posted by on May 12, 2013 | 0 comments

The Denver Art Museum celebrates the opening of its new 7,000 square foot textile art gallery with a campus-wide exhibition Spun:  Adventures in Textiles which takes a wide-ranging look at textiles, from pre-Columbian weavings to Navajo blankets to an examination of clothing in art and photography, on view May 19 – September 22, 2013. 

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Quilt Alliance “Twenty” Contest

Posted by on May 12, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If you’re interested at all in winning a HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen machine-quilting system, you might think about entering the new contest “TWENTY” announced by the Quilt Alliance, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Lower-level prizes will also be awarded, including a “Member’s Choice” award.  The theme “TWENTY” is described as “a broad theme that celebrates “twenty”:  the numeral, the concept, the quantity, the word.” 

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10 Ways Quilts Are Like Babies

Posted by on May 12, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

  1. They’re all beautiful.
  2. They come in all colors and sizes.
  3. They’re irresistibly soft and cuddly.
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Quilt Blocks Collected for Boston Bomb Victims

Posted by on May 5, 2013 | 2 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is reaching out to the quilting community for donations of quilt blocks which the guild will then make into comfort quilts for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. 

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Donation Quilts Needed for West, Texas

Posted by on May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilter and author Judy Laquidara is coordinating the collection and distribution of quilts for the victims of the recent fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas.

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