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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 […]

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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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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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Thank you, Quilters Newsletter Magazine

Since 1993, the Quilt Alliance has been committed to documenting, preserving, and sharing the stories of quilts and quiltmakers. We care about keeping quiltmaking alive, but also celebrating its history. We shared this passion with Quilters Newsletter Magazine, the grandmother of all quilt magazines, in print since Bonnie Leman began the publication as a black […]

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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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Making time for creativity

Time for creativity. How to find the time.  It’s the million dollar question isn’t it? I know for myself, finding time is a priority. Not just because quilting it’s what I do, but because I have to do it. It comes with being an artist or any kind. Whether you write, quilt, paint or cook, […]

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All About Quilt Labels

Creating Quilt Labels You are FINALLY finished with that wonderful quilt! It has been pain-stakingly pieced, quilted, and bound. If destined for a show, it has a hanging sleeve proudly attached to the top. All set to pack it up and send it to the new owner or the show venue? Not. So. Fast. What […]

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Quilt Alliance Kicks Off Our New Blog!

Welcome to the launch of the Quilt Alliance blog!! Whether you make quilts or collect them, sleep under or study them, or just want to learn more about quilts, you have come to the right place. Founded in 1993 by four women who cared passionately about giving quilts a voice, the Quilt Alliance documents, preserves […]

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