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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Feeling a little sleepy this morning? For many places in the world, last night was the start of Daylight Saving Time as we lose an hour ‘spring forward’ and skip ahead 60 minutes into the future. With time on our mind, today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight features a clock quilt created by Barb Vlack as a meditation […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight features an interview from one of my favorite projects, the Healing Quilts in Medicine Q.S.O.S., which interviewed quilt makers who created art quilts for the oncology waiting areas of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The theme of the quilts was the plants and animals used to make the medicine in chemotherapies. Today we’ll […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

For the first time, I’ve started keeping a daily journal–nothing detailed, just a sentence or two for each day. Most of what I write down is the small, mundane things that make up my week, like going to the grocery store or talking a long walk. Individually, the entries aren’t much, but together they’re a […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

The past few weeks, our Q.S.O.S. Spotlight has been about the ways quilting has helped quilters through hard times, sad moments, and difficult passages. Quiltmaking can provide solace in a time of need, but it can also provide joy, camaraderie, and a heck of a lot of giggles. This week’s spotlight features a few answers […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

This week is second in a series of posts (you can read the first here) spotlighting quilts from the ‘Alzheimer’s : Forgetting Piece by Piece QSOS‘. Each of the quilts was made by a quiltmaker whose mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Our first quilt comes from Sonia Callahan: “‘Women Who Were’ was something that was […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

One of the most compelling Q.S.O.S. sub-projects is the ‘Alzheimer’s : Forgetting Piece by Piece QSOS‘. It’s comprised of interviews with quiltmakers featured in the touring quilt exhibit of the same name, curated by Ami Simms. This week and next weeks’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight will feature two quiltmakers whose mothers were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and the […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Winter is in full force here in North Carolina, where we’re enjoying frozen temperatures and occasional threats of snow. With the spirit of winter in mind, today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is shining on Jacque Hensell, and her quilt “Let It Snow”. The quilt was the first was the first she made after months of not quilting. […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is shining on Selena Sullivan of Durham, North Carolina. Selena shared stories of her stunning Baltimore Album quilt, 15 years in the making, teaching her mother to quilt, and the importance of guilds in her quilting life. Selenta talked with interviewer Le Rowell about some of the details of her touchstone quilt: […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Over 200,000 women are incarcerated in the United States. This week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight features an interview from the The Ohio Reformatory for Women Quilt QSOS Project. Interviewer Karen Musgrave spoke with Joy Major, an inmate at the women’s prison in Marysville, Ohio. Joy shared a bit about the story of her quilt, “Hands of Time.”: “I tried […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Did you know that today, January 5th, is National Bird Day? The holiday was created by avian conservationists to celebrate the flying and the flightless. In honor of our fine feathered friends, we’re featuring 3 bird quilts from the Q.S.O.S. collection. First, Roberta Williams of Milwaukee shares a story about her quest to find a peacock in […]

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