Author: tqhf1

September 24, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

How did you learn to quilt? In my case, no one in my family was a quilter, so I was introduced by a friend. I purchased four block of the month kits from JoAnns and gave it a try.  Then I started reading. I got Harriet Hargrave’s Quilter’s Academy books (freshman and sophomore years only—I…

September 16, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Idle hands may be the Devil’s workshop, but Grace Snyder must have put him out of business.  The story of her life is told in an autobiography written with her daughter titled No Time on My Hands.  One reason she had no time was that she made over 300 quilts including one containing over 87,000…

September 10, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Hooray! Hooray! Yippee! Hooray!  It’s a good thing I’m writing rather than talking because I’d be tripping over my tongue with excitement. I have big news. A few months ago, I told you about the process for nominating someone to be selected as a Quilters Hall of Fame Honoree. Well, I went through that process…

September 2, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

My first blog entry was about Gail van der Hoof, who is known as one of the forces behind the ground-breaking quilt exhibit at the Whitney Museum in 1971. Now it’s time to tell you about the other half of that partnership, Jonathan Holstein. As a refresher, the exhibit they mounted, Abstract Design in American…

September 1, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Anna’s posts will now be posted on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. That’s tomorrow! We appreciate your patience! Happy Quilting! Deb Geyer

August 25, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I have an item of housekeeping before I write about this week’s Honoree. A shout out to Dale Drake, who edits my rough drafts so you don’t have to be subjected to word salad, half-cut pastes and poor grammar.  I try very hard to grammatically follow the rules, but she always finds something that can…

August 18, 2020 tqhf1 2 comments

I wondered when I’d get a chance to say “It’s not rocket science” here.  And then I came across Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.  This Honoree has a PhD. in aerospace engineering! But as intriguing as that might be, it’s not what she’s known for among quilters. Dr. Mazloomi is an author who has written a dozen…

August 18, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

In our continuing conversation, Jack Edson talks with Deb Geyer about his fabric collage of Ellen Carey and what to expect in his Fabric Collage Workshop.  Workshop Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10am – 5pm Registration cost: $50 Jack’s formula: “Take things you love, cut them into hundreds or thousands of pieces, and put them back…

August 11, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I told you last week that we received a quilt donation from Honoree Donna Wilder, but maybe you don’t know who she is.  Well, if you know Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Kathy Doughty, and Jane Sassaman, or if you drooled over last Fall’s collection from the original (William) Morris Company, you should know Donna.  She…