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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Members get to vote!

If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to become or renew your Quilt Alliance membership, we have just the thing! In our annual contest members get to vote for one of the top prizes. This year’s theme–“Playing Favorites”–generated some amazing quilts. We’re not surprised, since that’s what happens when you let creative people do what […]

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In Memory of YP

Beloved quilt world legend Yvonne Porcella died on Friday. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and by so many in the quilt world–her fellow artists, her students, her colleagues at SAQA and the Quilt Alliance. Yvonne (or YP as many called her) was documented by the Quilt Alliance and its partners via projects like […]

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Meet All of the “Animals We Love” Contest Winners

On Monday, we announced the winners of “Animals We Love,” the Quilt Alliance’s 9th annual quilt contest. We were thrilled to receive so many stunning, well-crafted, and story-rich entries this year. When Alliance board members e-gathered last spring to conceptualize the 2015 theme, we agreed that we wanted to offer a topic that would have broad appeal. We […]

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Inspired By Matching Game!

The deadline for our annual quilt contest is two weeks away–“Inspired By” entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2014.  Full details including a downloadable entry form can be found on our website and blog. If your design or execution are still in neutral, here is a little inspiration game to get your motor in […]

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Inspiration In Progress: Audrey Hyvonen

Our annual quilt contest is all about Inspiration this year. We’re working with our partners at stkr.it to offer all contest entrants a chance to document the story of their quilt as it unfolds through a StoryPatches Slide Show. That feature should be ready for photo uploading soon and until then, we’ll feature entries in […]

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