Meet Shelly Zegart – Producer and Host of Why Quilts Matter

Shelly Zegart, executive producer and host, was a founding director of The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. (1981), the first state documentation project — a model used around the world, and The Alliance for American Quilts (1993). She curates exhibitions, lectures and writes on all aspects of quilt history and aesthetics. Exhibition projects include Mosaic Textiles:…

Meet the Author of America’s Quilted Garden Blocks – Faye Labanaris

We would like to introduce you to Faye Labanaris the author of our new book, America’s Quilted Garden Blocks. Faye is known for her award-winning appliqué work and her beautifully executed three-dimensional flowers. Since 1990, she has taught throughout the United States, including Hawaii, Canada, and Europe, eagerly sharing her knowledge with students of all skill…

September is National Sewing Month

 National Sewing Month was first celebrated in  1982 after President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” There are so many forms of  “home” sewing that I can’t even begin to list them all. There is embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, garment sewing, home…

The More Things Change

I came across  a quote last week that made me chuckle and really proves that old saying “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” It is from a quiltmaker bemoaning the fact that quilting was becoming a lost craft. “Women in the offices, they say, are usurping man’s work, but it is…