Month: February 2021

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February 23, 2021 tqhf1 2 comments

We could probably all use a little whimsy right now, and there’s no Honoree more whimsical than Yvonne Porcella.  You may already know her as the founder of SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates) or you may be familiar with some of her colorful work; or she may be totally new to you, and someone you…

February 20, 2021 tqhf1 1 comment

What do these quilts have in common? They all started life as a block like this: Antique Quilt Block Challenge opens at The Quilters Hall of Fame on February 23, 2021. Please stop in and see the variety of designs that can come from one block! The Quilters Hall of Fame, 926 S Washington Street,…

February 16, 2021 tqhf1 2 comments

These quilts were all made by Marie Webster Quilt Guild member Joyce Hostetler. And thank you, Joyce, for organizing all of these MWQG member quilt pages!!

February 11, 2021 tqhf1 No comments exist

It’s the best of times and the worst of times to write about Honoree Cuesta Benberry.  The best because February is Black History month and Cuesta was one of the first Black quilt historians; the worst because, as she reminds us, Black quilters are “always there” and so it’s artificial (or wrong, or just plain…

February 4, 2021 tqhf1 No comments exist

Last week I wrote about the 50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum Abstract Art quilt exhibit. Little did I know that I would find (or create in my own mind) a link between the quilts in that exhibit and today’s honoree, Ruth E. Finley. You may-and if you’re a quilt historian, you should- know Ruth…