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New York Beauty Quilts at San José Quilt Museum

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Approximately 30 stunning New York Beauty quilts are on display in a new exhibition at the San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Collecting New York Beauty Quilts:  Bill Volckening’s Passion, running from now through Oct. 27, 2013.  If you have the chance to attend, you should – these quilts are the kind of masterpieces we very rarely get to see in person.

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Quilter Sews in Space

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Karen Nyberg, astronaut and quilter, has released a photo of herself sewing in zero-gravity on the International Space Station.

Many quilters have been following her story since she lifted off May 29th on her way to her 6-month assignment on the Space Station, bringing with her some fabric, a few sewing tools and expressing her hope to do a little quilting during her relaxation time.

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Making Long-Lasting Kids’ Quilts

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 | 1 comment

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Kids love their quilts.  They sleep with them, snuggle with them, play pretend with them and drag them everywhere.  As a quilter, you can be proud you’ve made a quilt that’s so well-loved, but it’s an unavoidable fact that this kind of love wears quilts out. 

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National Quilt Museum Opens Exhibit of Civil War Period Quilts

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Via Press Release from the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY

 From now through October 8th, the National Quilt Museum will proudly exhibit “From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts” (http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html). This uniquely historical exhibit features over 30 quilts that were made during the war years.

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