We thank all of you who joined us this year to Celebrate Diane Gaudynski and her mastery of machine quilting. If you saw Diane’s work in person here in Marion, I’m sure you were as amazed at the intricacy as I was! And how interesting it was to learn about Florence LaGanke Harris and her professional approach to home economics.

As we are looking forward to honoring Elly Sienkiewicz next year, I want to ask if you would like to make a contribution to The Quilters Hall of Fame to help us prepare for 2023. With a donation to TQHF you are celebrating the art of quilting by:

  • Honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting
  • Building an educational and research center
  • Promoting quilting through exhibitions and publications
  • Collecting, preserving and documenting materials related to the Honorees of TQHF
  • Preserving the home and work space of Marie Webster in Marion, Indiana

Please use the Donate button above to make a secure donation today. There is also the option of making your donation a monthly gift to keep giving throughout the year. We thank you for your consideration and support!

Deb Geyer

Executive Director

The Quilters Hall of Fame

The Quilters Hall of Fame is excited to announce Elly Sienkiewicz will be our 2023 Honoree! More information about Celebration 2023 to come.

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Now through December 10, 2022

Joe Cunningham: Finding Freedom

Top left: Crazy City: Flint, 2016, detail of quilting on back. Top right, left to right: Pirated River, 2017. Center: Michigan Winter, 2015. Right: Robbing Peter, 2019. Bottom Right: Intelligence Failure, 2021. Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham started making quilts in 1979, and for about 20 years primarily made copies of old quilts and imitations of old quilt styles. Around the year 2000, he began to make quilts inspired by the adventurous spirit of the 19th century quilters rather than the literal structure. in his attempt to find a way to be free in his thinking, Joe found he could find freedom in his quilt making. The Quilters Hall of Fame is honored to feature the works of Joe Cunningham.