April 1, 2020 tqhf1 2 comments

Due to the continuing health risks of Covid 19, The Quilters Hall of Fame is remaining closed. We would like to be open so you could come in and see our current exhibit, de.light/FULL by Studio Art Quilt Associates! We miss very much seeing all of our visitors enjoying the quilts and talking quilts! We…

May 5, 2020 tqhf1 6 comments

How many of you were quilting while Helen Kelley’s column, “Loose Threads,” appeared in Quilters Newsletter magazine?  I always felt like I was visiting with a good neighbor when I read her musings, and apparently many others did too because she successfully marketed three separate book collections of her articles. But after reading her Honoree…

April 28, 2020 tqhf1 1 comment

You wouldn’t think that Honoree Anne Orr could spark a controversy, but I bet I can put a spin on her that will start a debate—or at least get you thinking about your own work.  But before I stir up trouble, let me give you the basics about this Honoree. If Anne Champe Orr were…

April 27, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I started writing this weekly blog to coincide with National Quilting Day, which was a Saturday.  But that timing doesn’t work for me very well, so we’re switching my posts to Tuesdays.  You would think that with the stay at home order, one day would be just the same as the next.  Well, it isn’t. …

April 25, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

This lovely eye candy is quilted by Honoree Amy Emms. She is well known for having said, “We all have a gift of some kind, and mine is quilting.” And wanted to let you know, Anna Harkins is switching her post day from Saturdays to Tuesdays. She will be here next Tuesday to share some…

April 18, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

It’s that time of year when a quilter’s fancy turns to thoughts of THE quilt show in Paducah.  Even if you’re not going, you want to go someday, or you’ve been at least once, or you know someone who is going.  It’s THE BIG SHOW.  But not this year! Sadly, QuiltWeek is another Corona Casualty….

April 11, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I was going to try to write something with an Easter/Passover theme, but even with 50+ Honorees, I couldn’t make the stretch.  But, not to worry; I stumbled across something that led me to Florence Peto.  I’ll tell you what I found after I introduce her. Florence Peto was an East Coast gal (New York…

April 10, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

This week Deb Geyer teamed up with Matthew White, a fourth grade teacher here in Indiana. We recorded this interview about Marie Webster and her quilt business to reach out to young entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

April 4, 2020 tqhf1 4 comments

I’ve been sewing masks this week, as many of you have, and it got me to thinking about my days of garment sewing (BQ—before quilting).  I didn’t learn quilting from my mother or gran, but I did make a lot of clothes in high school and the early years of my marriage. And no, I’m…