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Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Holds Juried Challenge

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Any quilter or fiber artist who’s ever wanted to have a solo exhibit should check out the rules for the “Evolutions 2014” juried challenge at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, because that’s just what the first prize winner will receive – a solo exhibit at the RMQM in 2015.

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Astronaut Karen Nyberg Announces Star Block Challenge

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Via Press Release

International Space Station Expedition 37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, a life-long lover of sewing, has invited fellow crafters to join her in stitching a global community space quilt.

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Winners of 2013 IQF Houston Announced

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Photos of the award-winning quilts from the International Quilt Festival in Houston have now been posted online for those of us who weren’t able to get to the show this year, and once again the winners were breath-taking, awe-inspiring and any other synonym you have for “amazing.”  I really wish I could have gone to see these quilts in person!

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2013 PIQF Winners Announced

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The winners of the 2013 Pacific International Quilt Festival have been announced.  This year’s theme was “Indie.”

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2013 Pennsylvania National Quilt Show Winners

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The winning quilts have now been announced is this year’s Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.  The theme this year was “Take Me Home.”

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2013 Pacific International Quilt Festival Deadlines

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

This year’s Pacific International Quilt Festival’s quilt entry forms are now available online for anyone who has a quilt they’d like to enter in the competition.  The entry deadline is September 3, 2013.

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2013 Pennsylvania National Quilt Show Entry Deadlines

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The theme of this year’s Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is “Take Me Home.”  If you’re planning to enter a quilt in it, you’ll need to submit your entry materials by August 21, 2013.

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World Quilt Competition XVII Entry Deadline

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 World Quilt Competition, with the quilts to be shown at the World Quilt Show – New England in Manchester, NH.  The deadline for mailed-in and online entries is July 10, 2013, so time is short if you’re thinking of entering.

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Craftsy Offers Free QuiltCon Lecture Series

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Craftsy, the online crafting community, is offering free access to a series of lectures recorded at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas in 2013.  QuiltCon, the inaugural event of the Modern Quilt Guild, was co-sponsored by Craftsy and a Craftsy production team recorded seven lectures plus the awards ceremony at the show.

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2013 AQS-Lancaster Show Winners Announced

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The American Quilter’s Society has announced the winning quilts in the 2013 AQS QuiltWeek show in Lancaster, PA.

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Overheard at QuiltCon

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

While I was at QuiltCon, I spent a little while eavesdropping on the conversations of the other people attending, to get a sense of what they were thinking about the quilts and the show.  These mini-reviews were universally positive, and viewers seemed very inspired by the quilts displayed. 

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Road to California 2013 Winners Now Online

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend this year’s Road to California quilt show in January can at least see the winning quilts now online at the Road to California website.   Just click on the photos to see larger images of these beautiful quilts.

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QuiltCon 2013 Approaches

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 | 0 comments

QuiltCon 2013 Approaches

QuiltCon, to be held Feb. 21 – 24, 2013 in Austin Texas, will be the inaugural conference and show by and for The Modern Quilt Guild.  The first modern quilting event of its kind, QuiltCon will be an international conference and show for modern quilters.  It will include a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, lectures and workshops from top modern quilters.

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A Visit to the International Quilt Festival, Houston

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Wow!  I just got back from an exhilarating, exhausting day at the 2012 International Quilt Festival in Houston, and it was an absolutely incredible experience.  I’m still feeling overwhelmed and visually over-stimulated after experiencing these world-class quilts up close and personal.  This is the first time I’ve attended the IQF, and I have to say that all the good things I’ve heard about it are true!

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10 Reasons to Enter a Quilt Show

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

  1. Yes, you are that good!
  2. It will increase your confidence in your quilting ability.
  3. It’s a good way to support your guild.
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In Praise of White-Glove Ladies

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

All around the quilt show, the white-glove ladies are the helpful angels who allow the curious to see the secrets on the back sides of the hanging quilts.

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How to Ruin a Quilt Show

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

(Ruin it for the other people attending, I mean!)

  1. Criticize the quilts aloud as you view them.
  2. Drag a rolling cart or case to trip others.
  3. Dominate the time of the white-glove ladies by asking to see the back of every quilt.
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