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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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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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Browsing the Flower Pots.

Flower-themed patterns are this week’s Cruise & Use activity on The Quilt Index. I returned to the  Browse by Pattern Page where I chose Flower Pot.  This browsing category contains 81 records. The Browse by  Pattern page includes more than 200 of the most common patterns and their variations taken mostly from Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, first […]

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April Showers Bring May Flower Baskets

This week’s Cruise & Use activity on The Quilt Index features flower-themed patterns. To start my cruising adventure, I went to the  Browse by Pattern Page where I chose Flower Basket. Initially my browse returned this happy grid view of 325 records: Then I narrowed down my search by selecting six quilts to compare. Next, I clicked on the […]

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1933 Sears Quilt Contest Entries Documented in The Quilt Index

While doing a Cruise & Use tour of the browsing categories in The Quilt Index this week, I came across one of my favorite quilt collections documented in the Index–the Waldvogel Archival Collection. This is one of the first private collections contributed to The Quilt Index and currently includes 86 records of quilts and quilt-related ephemera. From the […]

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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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