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Quick, Henry – The Flit!

On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Before he started writing children’s books Geisel created artwork for a very successful whimsical ad campaign for […]

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Quilted Presidents.

Weary of the winter weather? I hope this parade of Presidential quilts will cheer you up on this Presidents Day! These quilts were made between 1917 and 2000 in Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and West Virginia.   You can Browse and Search more fascinating quilts in The Quilt Index at www.QuiltIndex.org […]

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Thirteen Quilts–Lucky Us!

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is one of forty museums who have contributed quilt records to The Quilt Index as part of the Michigan Quilt Project (see a complete list here with links to quilts in each collection). Included in the Henry Ford permanent collection are thirteen quilts made by Susan McCord (1829-1909), […]

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Wednesday Weathervanes.

Weathervane is one of more than 200 Browse by Pattern categories users can select to Cruise & Use the Quilt Index. Here are four of the 22 Weathervane quilts that I browsed. My favorite (today): this machine pieced and hand quilted pink beauty by Ethel Tew of Lake Odessa, Michigan in 1945. The quilt was […]

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Monday Morning Stars.

Just what the doctor ordered to light up your week—a half dozen Morning Star quilts documented in The Quilt Index spanning two centuries and six states. Enjoy!             You can Browse more Morning Start quilts in The Quilt Index here. Watch a video tutorial on using the Browse by Pattern […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Tonight is the seventh night of Hanukkah, and Christmas is only three days away–we’re right in the middle of a season of giving. Whether it’s new gadgets and gifts to friends, quilts for family, or a donation to an organization near and dear, there will be a whole lot of giving going on this week! […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is shining on a 2002 interview with Rosemary Zaugg, in Fort Worth, Texas. In her interview, Rosemary shared about the 30 year gap between her first quilt and her second, how she came to quilt-making (again), and her advice to new quilters. Read on for more words of wisdom from Rosemary: My […]

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Thank You Thursday Tributes – Week Two

Quilts are one of the things we leave behind, and it is the Quilt Alliance’s mission to make SURE those quiltmakers are remembered. Help us further that mission as you pay tribute to someone special to you.       Click here to make your own Thank You Thursday Tribute through December 31, 2014. Today’s […]

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