Friday February 28th 2014

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

Stockholm Star: Step 1: Fabric Selection

Stockholm Star: Step 1: Fabric Selection

Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka’s quilt Artisan Star (the pattern in the June TQL that inspired Stockholm Star) is stunning. I knew right away I wanted to make the pattern, but I wanted to see how it would look in different fabrics. A line from Robert Kauffman caught my [Read More]

Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again

Paula Nadelstern was in the Denver area last weekend, and I got home from Paducah just in time to have dinner with her and our friends Mary Austin and Luana Rubin. Paula’s very funny, with a great New Yorky sense of humor. She’s also a keen observer of the quilt world. [Read More]

Spilled the beans in Paducah

Spilled the beans in Paducah

I’ve got a quilt in Paducah this year! Not in the contest, though, but I’m still excited. My quilt is Stockholm Star, and it’s in the TQL booth. I’m putting the cart before the horse a little, telling you now, because it may still be a few days before you can get [Read More]

Are you starstruck?

Are you starstruck?

I know I was when I saw Laura Fisher’s antique quilt–the one we’re featuring in the April TQL. (See the detail shot at the bottom of this post). Laura doesn’t know much about the provenance–only that she bought it from the estate of a woman in California who [Read More]

Total Immersion

Total Immersion

Sorry, bad pun, but I couldn’t resist. Back when we were just beginning the April issue of TQL, Ricky confessed his colossal obsession with the Titanic. It was no surprise that his obsession found its way into a quilt. After all, isn’t that what happens when we are [Read More]

You don’t have to be religious

You don’t have to be religious

You don’t have to be religious to love religious art. Just read about Laurie Tigner in the latest TQL (“In the Company of Angels”). She’s always been fascinated by icons, and paintings of saints and angels, and she learned to paint icons in the traditional manner. A [Read More]

Is everything old is new again?

I loved Alex’s article about that in the April TQL. She talks about how wonderfully inspiring antique quilts are for her – especially that charming quirkiness so many of them had. Four different borders on one quilt, or maybe just three borders (why go to all that work [Read More]

The Stories Hidden in Our Quilts by Alex Anderson

The Stories Hidden in Our Quilts by Alex Anderson

Every quilt tells a story. Sometimes the story is clear, announced through the title, the choice of block or fabric, an appliqued or photo-transferred image, or even embellishment. Sometimes, however, the story is not so obvious, and we must lean in and listen carefully to [Read More]

A passion for our work

A passion for our work

Ann Fahl said something great in “Yesterday and beyond,” her article in the April TQL. “And when choosing subjects for our quilts, the ideas we are passionate about are more likely to become successful pieces than subjects about which we are only lukewarm.” Isn’t [Read More]

Sunbonnet Sue Winners–aahh, that’s better

Sunbonnet Sue Winners–aahh, that’s better

Here they are, the finalists in Ricky Tims’s Sunbonnet Sue block contest. Top 4 winners will be in Ricky’s feature article in the upcoming August 2012 issue of TQL. The theme of that issue is Hot! and Ricky’s saying that Sunbonnet Sue is still hot in the [Read More]

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