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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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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

It’s hard to believe there are only 3 more days left in 2013! As this year winds down and we prepare for 2014, many folks are preparing their new year’s resolutions–those things we plan (or hope!) to do in the new year. Today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is shining on quilter Jan Wildman’s interview, conducted 13 years ago […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today’s Q.S.O.S. spotlight is on a fabric I wear every day but rarely sew with: denim. I’m sure most quilters have great genes, but there are a few quilts in the Q.S.O.S. archive that have great jeans, too! First, a video from our Go Tell It at the Quilt Show series from Hollis Chatelain at […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

In 1930, the town of Paris, Texas had some 15,000 residents and at least two fire stations. Raymond Fuston was the only fireman at Fire Station #2, where he lived with his family from 1929 to 1948. Almost fifty years later, Raymond’s son, Fred, and granddaughter, Karla, shared one of the quilts he made during […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

This year has certainly flown by here at the Quilt Alliance; I can hardly believe today is the first day of December and that we’re headed into the home stretch of 2013! This week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight is on an interview with Irene Fankhouser of Nebraska. Irene was interviewed 4 years ago–also on the first day […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

There’s a lot to love about Thanksgiving: delicious food, the presence of family, the sharing of gratitude, the after lunch nap. But this week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight features one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving: Turkey! From an aptly named quilt pattern to rework embroidery to a special international quilt swap, we’re celebrating all things Turkey today […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

We’re shining today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight on a just-posted interview from Cookie Williams of Dundas, Minnesota. In her interview, Cookie shared two quilts she’d made for two generations of men: her husband and her son, both veterans of the US National Guard. Cookie told interviewer Heidi Rubenstein about designing the quilts, choosing personal and patriotic symbols, […]

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