New Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle

Welcome to this week’s quilt jigsaw puzzle from Quilt Alliance! We are creating new quilt jigsaw puzzles for you that are both fun to solve and inspirational, too!  The beautiful quilts in the puzzles have all been contestants or quilt donations in past Quilt Alliance contests and auctions. Be sure to sign up for our blog notifications, so that you don’t miss any of the upcoming puzzles.

The Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports our mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.

You can browse the 2017 contest quilts here to start picking out your favorites for our annual online auction that begins on Nov. 13, 2017.

Kumasi Spools

This week’s puzzle quilt is entitled Kumasi Spools and was made by Amy Milne of Cary, NC for the 2008 Quilt Alliance auction.

Amy Milne has been the executive director of the Quilt Alliance since 2006. She has two decades of experience as a nonprofit administrator, educator and artist. Amy has overseen the expansion of the Quilt Alliance’s oral history projects, including the creation of the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! project, as well as the Quilt Alliance’s biennial Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age conference.

Artist’s Statement

This quilt marks my transition from potholder to small quilt. The fabric came from a trip to Ghana – this was the only non-orange fabric I bought. When I went to my stash for this project the fabric reminded me of a red and white spools quilt in the Winedale Historical Center collection I’d seen on the Quilt Index:


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