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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Summer is officially here! And with it, plenty of trips to the pool, glasses of lemonade, beach visits and especially summer road trips! In this week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight, Joyce Saia shares her story of making a quilt on the road, complete with an emergency fabric order and a stop at a laundromat! “Well, my quilt is […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

There are plenty of stories in the Q.S.O.S. archives about moms and grandmas–many quilters describe how they learned the art of quilting from a mother or grandmother–but there are many stories about fathers, too: from fathers with a knack for sewing, to husbands who are always willing to take the kids while we pick up […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight, 6/8/2013

When friends who aren’t quilters see my tiny sewing studio (which is more like a ‘sewing corner’ than a full sewing studio!) one of the first things they ask is how I find the time to cut, piece, sew and quilt my many half-finished projects. Then, once they see my growing fabric stash, they have […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight, 5/26/2013

One of my favorite questions that’s occasionally asked as part of a Q.S.O.S. interview is “In what ways do your quilts reflect your community or region?“. I love to read the great diversity of answers to this question–some quiltmakers are eager to explain how the colors of the natural world or traditions of their state […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Have you ever started to make a quilt–gathered your fabric and started cutting pieces pieces–only to change your mind about the design or pattern halfway through the process? Today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight features two quiltmakers interviewed at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston who shared the stories behind their quilts and the serendipitous change of plans […]

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Q.S.O.S. Saturday: Fresh Interviews

The Quilters’ S.O.S.- Save Our Stories project just got a little bit bigger. With over 1,000 interviews presented on our website and archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, this collection is the largest of its kind. Thanks to the support of a grant by the Ardis and Robert James Foundation […]

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