Quilts are one of the things we leave behind, and it is the Quilt Alliance’s mission to make SURE those quiltmakers are remembered. Help us further that mission as you pay tribute to someone special to you.




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Today’s Thank You Thursday Tributes is in honor of two industry visionaries, made by a third. The Quilt Alliance would like to say thank you to Alex Veronelli for this week’s tribute, and to all of our donors for sharing their stories and for helping us continue to share the stories of all quilters.

Read previously shared Thank You Thursday Tributes here.


A Tribute to Janet-Lee Santeusanio and Mary Schilke by Alex Veronelli

JanetLeetrib_fromAlexVI would like to extend an enormous thank you to Janet-Lee Santeusanio & Mary Schilke as they, in early 2009 insisted and persuaded me to take a flight from Italy to USA in order to visit MQX show in Manchester NH.

That had been my first time attending at a retail show and gave me the opportunity to meet with people face to face and begin relationships with personalities in the quilt industry that have blossomed into friendships. This was the first time I ever made an appearance in person at a quilt related show in USA, so I will never forget MQX 2009 as I consider it a fundamental life event for my business career.

Alex Veronelli is Product Manager and Brand Jedi for Aurifil.

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See You in June for Month Three!

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in the Quilt Alliance’s Birthday Block of the Month so far! We’ve made two very different but complementary blocks together and we can’t wait to make more. Join us next month as we make a block designed by Pat Sloan — we’ll send instructions out on the 15th.

Be sure to tag @quiltalliance and @zakfoster.quilts on Instagram with your block photos this month, and use the hashtag #QuiltAllianceBOM (or email us a photo of your block at And leave any questions about this month’s block in the comments below!



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