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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

What’s the most important part of a quilt? Perfect piecing? Even stitches? The ideal binding? Here at the Quilt Alliance, we think there’s one part of a quilt that’s always worth adding: a label. Today, we’re kicking off a mini-series here on the Q.S.O.S. Spotlight. We’ll be sharing excerpts about labels collected from Q.S.O.S. labels–why we label, […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Every year I get so excited to see the quilts that roll into Quilt Alliance HQ as entries in our yearly contest. They’re always a stunning, cheerful and diverse group of quilts. It’s amazing to see how differently each quiltmaker interprets that year’s theme. This year, the theme was ‘Inspired By’ — each entrant chose a […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is about genealogy. But not in the way you’re thinking! Sometimes, in searching the Q.S.O.S. archives, I find small, delightful connections between interviews. Today, I was reading an interview of Canadian quilter Lorraine Roy from 2008. In it, interviewer Bernie Herman mentioned a project by quiltmaker Dominie Nash. His question was about […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

This week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is extra special! Last Wednesday, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of the 2014 National Heritage fellowships–the highest honor in folk and traditional arts in the United States. Among them was quilter and quilt advocate Carolyn Mazloomi, who founded the Women of Color Quilter’s Network in 1985 and has worked […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Last month, Quilt Alliance board president Meg Cox and I were lucky to attend the Studio Art Quilt Associate’s annual meeting, ‘Capitolizing on Fiber’ in Alexandria, Virginia. As part of the meeting, SAQA founder Yvonne Porcella delivered an excellent lecture on early exhibits of the art quilt and SAQA’s beginnings. Check out that lecture here: […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today we’re sharing a quilt that’s a wonderful tribute to a father’s life story. Maria Herrera made a quilt depicting her father’s colorful tales about his journey from Mexico to the United States, picking cotton and cucumbers, laying track, meeting Hollywoods stars and piloting planes, blurring the line between tall tale and family history. A very happy […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

I only have one quilter in my family, and I only own one of her quilts. It’s a huge (no, really, I mean HUGE) Texas Lone Start quilt made of impossibly tiny pieces. I admire it every time I see it, and have often thought about how wonderful it would be to make a quilt, by […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

It’s hard to believe that we’re already five full months into 2014! Since today happens to be June 1st, our Q.S.O.S. Spotlight this Sunday is on an interviewee named June! June Ross,  who has won first place in American Heritage and DAR quilt contests. Too much of a stretch for you? Read on for some excerpts from June’s Q.S.O.S. interview: […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

In 1967, the United States Congress officially named Memorial Day as a day to celebrate and remember men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Services. For many years, quiltmakers have been making quilts to honor those service members or comfort the loved ones they left behind. This week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight […]

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Matching Game Winners!

The winner of our Match the Quilt to the Alliance Board Member contest is….Jessica Salter of Crafty Cat Studio!! Thanks to everyone who played! Here are the quilts with artists revealed. A. Medallion Quilt. c.1830. Quilts of Tennessee Allie Aller B. Feathered Star by Mariette Pierce, 1800-1849, DAR Museum. Victoria Findlay Wolfe C. “Aletsch” by […]

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