February 16, 2021 tqhf1 1 comment

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…

January 29, 2021 tqhf1 No comments exist

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Abstract Design in American Quilts, at New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art mounted in 1971 by our Honorees, Gail van der Hoof and Jonathan Holstein. If you want a review of these two quilt pioneers and their impact on the quilt world, check the links below.  In the…

January 27, 2021 tqhf1 No comments exist

These quilts were all made by Marie Webster Quilt Guild member Phebe Smith. Phebe is one of the founding members of the guild.

January 23, 2021 tqhf1 1 comment

I don’t know about you, but January is a time for me to draw in, reflect, and simplify. This has become especially true this year since the pandemic is still limiting my social life and activities. So, I’ve been thinking about quilting in the days before we had so many gadgets and tools, and that…