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…

March 28, 2020 tqhf1 3 comments

So many of us are staying home these days and using our quilting to keep the cabin fever at bay while we are in “voluntary exile for the good of the realm.” Crafting and art-making as a mental health aid is not a new idea, and it was actively promoted by The Quilters Hall of…

March 21, 2020 tqhf1 2 comments

There are 52 Inductees (one is a married couple) and one Heritage Honoree in The Quilters Hall of Fame. I’m not going to take them in order, but I will start at the beginning. Not the first Inductee, but the first in the house; that’s Marie Daugherty Webster. So many of you already are familiar…

March 18, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Our top priority is the health and safety of our community, guests, volunteers and staff members. Based on recommendations by the Indiana Governor’s office and the Indiana State Department of Health, The Quilters Hall of Fame will be closed March 18 through March 31. At that time we will re-evaluate the situation. In the meantime,…

March 14, 2020 tqhf1 3 comments

Coming up on March 21: National Quilting Day!  What’s a good way to mark it? Well, of course, I’ll spend some time in the sewing room, but that seems too ordinary—I sew all the time. My interests, besides quilting are writing and quilt history, so that would be a good direction. What about writing something…

March 12, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Come to The Quilters Hall of Fame and be filled with Delight! Fiber artists from Studio Art Quilt Associates express the theme of delight and abundance in a creative way. These quilts will be on display until May 9, 2020. Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote…

February 4, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

The museum will be open: February 25 through December 12, 2020, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am till 4:00pm. The museum will be closed July 4th and Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. The Quilters Hall of Fame will open their 2020 schedule with an exhibit of delight! Fiber artists from Studio Art Quilt Associates express the theme…

January 3, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

“A quilt is a piece of art, and for me, there can be no compromise. I want to be proud of it and I want my children and their children to be proud of it.” Jinny Beyer, Quilter’s Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1977) September of 1984 saw the induction of Jinny Beyer into…

December 17, 2019 tqhf1 No comments exist

Joy to you, from all of us at The Quilters Hall of Fame! And may all your bobbins be full in 2020. This pattern is “Christmas Joy Sampler”, was designed by Fons & Porter, and was published in their magazine “Fons and Porter’s Sew Many Quilts” in 1999. The series started in the January/February issue…

December 9, 2019 tqhf1 No comments exist

By Deb Geyer Rose Kretsinger and Carrie Hall are best known for the book they co-authored, The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America, published in 1935. Their influences on the world of quilting earned them each the honor of being inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in 1985. Carrie Hall had a romantic…