Voices Contest sneak peak from Margaret Cibulsky, our 2016 Handi Quilter Grand Prize Winner

The 2017 Quilt Alliance contest is underway and we are receiving some lovely entries from longtime members and those new to the organization. Entries last year addressed the theme Playing Favorites and submissions featured favorite techniques, color palettes, concepts, materials and even favorite people and animals. This year's contest theme is Voices and we are [...]

Industry pros Mark Lipinski and Marianne Fons shared special quilts at QTM 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan is the Quilt Alliance's annual fundraising event held at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in the heart of the Garment District in New York City. Every September since 2011, quilt world stars like Marianne Fons, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Chiaverini, Hollis Chatelain, Amy Butler, Ricky Tims and Kaffe Fassett have shared their [...]
Remembering Alan Jabbour, 1942-2017

Remembering Alan Jabbour, 1942-2017

This week the Quilt Alliance lost one of its original supporters, who helped envision, lead, and sustain the organization and its projects. Alan Jabbour, former Quilt Alliance board member (2001-07) and president (2006-07), died on January 13, 2017. A renowned folklorist, old-time fiddle player, and collector of old fiddle tunes, Alan was the founding director […]

Inspired Giving: Artist/Collector Perspective

In this second post in our series Inspired Giving, you’ll hear from three Quilt Alliance board members who have both donated quilts to our annual auction and purchased quilts for their personal collection made by other artists. Allie Aller, Meg Cox and Lisa Ellis have each donated multiple quilts to the Quilt Alliance’s annual contest, exhibition […]

Annual Quilt Auction Is Underway!

The Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports our mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.Thank you […]

Honoring our Veterans

This veteran’s day, we’re sharing two quilts that honor veterans in very different ways. One honors a generation of soldiers through documents and photographs, and the other is a quilt for a single serviceman: a story of a son’s journey to Afghanistan and the quilt his mother made for him. We’re starting with a quilt from […]

Inspired Giving: Meet Maude Wallace Haeger

The Quilt Alliance launched its first quilt contest in 2007 with several goals in mind. One goal was to raise funds to support the Alliance’s move from Louisville, Kentucky to our present home in Asheville, North Carolina. We also wanted to establish this fundraiser as an annual intiative to provide ongoing operating support. Another aim was to […]

QTM Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Last week we launched our very first blog hop. Our stellar list of bloggers did a fantastic job to raise awareness of our annual fundraising event, Quilters Take Manhattan (QTM) and the Quilt Alliance mission. The QA Blog’s giveaway winner is:  Denneen (Denny) Peterson! Because the Quilt Alliance is all about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of […]