Artful Bras Being Auctioned on Ebay

November 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

The Quilters of South Carolina Quilters Guild is located in Columbia.  They did the “Artful Bras” project.   To raise awareness of breast cancer, 41 members of Quilters of South Carolina artfully decorated 50 bras, which became the ARTFUL BRA exhibit.  After traveling the state of South Carolina for the past year, a book was published.

Now the bras are up for auction on Ebay at:  http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=34978

The Guild’s web site is www.quiltersofsc.org


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Videos of European Quilt Association’s 2009 Festival of Quilts

November 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

Here is the main video of the European Quilt Association’s 20th Anniversary at the 2009 Festival of Quilts.   The quilts are from seventeen countries. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=145238694362

There are several videos about the Festival: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-of-Quilts/114469513421?v=app_2392950137&viewas=0

“Triple Play” the 2009 Journal Quilt Project Online

November 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

“Triple Play” the 2009 Journal Quilts are now online:

http://www.quiltart.com/triple_play/works_tn.html

You’ll have to copy and paste this one to get the site to come up.

The page you get is the thumbnail.

The main index page is:  http://www.quiltart.com/triple_play/index.html

I can’t read the wording, white lettering on black page.  Hopefully, you will be able to on your computer.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

wishing you a very

“Wall Art” Exhibit of Marilyn Wall’s Work at The Arts Company in Seneca, SC, Through January 11, 2010

November 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Marilyn Wall has an exhibit, “Wall Art”,  of her work at The Arts Company,  125 N. Townville St. in Seneca, South Carolina, on now through January 11, 2010.

http://www.marilynhwall.blogspot.com


I enjoy posting an exhibit of fiber art at a gallery or a museum.  To me,  it just makes what we do more and more accepted as “art.”   I get a little peeved when those who know nothing about fiber art, refer to our work as “just quilts.”  They are not “just quilts.”

For that reason, I post our exhibits  as a way of showing  “them” that this is art.

Video of Recent Festival of Quilts in Birmingham U.K.

November 23, 2009 § Leave a comment

To see some of the lovely quilts at the recent quilt show in Birmingham, U.K, see this site on The Quilt Show:

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/2287?bcpid=51434044001&bclid=0&bctid=50722623001

Honoring Fort Hood Families Who Lost Loved Ones With Quilt Blocks, Tops, or Quilts

November 21, 2009 § 1 Comment


You are invited to make a quilt block, top, or quilt to honor  the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy at Fort Hood.   I found this venue today, Splinters & Threads, which is a quilt shop in Merkel, Texas.

They gave me permission to copy and paste their page to mine, so that we can get the word out to more people.

We are making quilts for the families of the soldiers lost at Fort Hood Nov 5, 2009 as well as the police officer that took down the shooter.  Here are signature quilt ideas.  Blocks must be 6 1/2 inch blocks (6″ finished size).  Please make them red, white, and blue. Sign your name and state and a note if you would like.  If you are a military Vet or active duty, please include your rank and branch of service on the blocks.  I would like to have these by the first week in December 1, 2009 so that we can get them quilted and to the families for Christmas this year.

The blocks need to be here by Dec 1.  Tops can be here by Dec 7.  Finished quilts by Dec 15.

If you do embroidery only we welcome you to send patriotic designs and /or your name stitched on white fabric.  Please trim to 6 1/2″ square and don’t forget your signature.

If you do not quilt or embroider, please sign a piece of white fabric square 6 1/2″ to 7″ with a sharpie pen.  Keep your signature near the center of the fabric so that fabric can be sewn around it.

Please send blocks or finished quilts to:

Gina Reddin    185 CR 414      Merkel, TX 79536   email: gina.reddin@gmail.com

http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RailFenceBlock.html


http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CalicoSpoolsBlock.html


http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SignatureBlock.html


http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DevilsPuzzleVariationBlock.html

Other options:

http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MonasteryWindowsBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AutographBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CrackerBlock.html

The following is a list of those lost at Fort Hood:

Spc. Kham Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota – 23 – father of 3

Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, Havre De Grace, Maryland – 55 –             2 daughters, 6 grandchildren

Pvt. Francheska Velez, Chicago, Illinois – 21 – with child when she died

Capt. Russell Seager, Racine, Wisconsin – 51

Pfc. Michael Pearson, Bolingbrook, Illinois – 22

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, West Jordan, Utah – 19

Sgt. Amy Krueger, Kiel, Wisconsin – 29

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Tipton, Oklahoma – 22

Spc. Frederick Greene, Mountain City, Tennessee – 29

Capt. John Gaffaney, San Diego, California – 56 – 1 son

Army Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, Plymouth, Indiana – 1 daughter

Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia – 52

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.), Cameron, Texas – 62 – 3 children, 1 grandchild

You can read more about each soldier here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/06/fort.hood.shootings.victims/index.html

There is also info about this on this blog:  http://otterwise.blogspot.com/2009/11/quilt-blocks-for-fort-hood.html

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