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December 30, 2020 tqhf1 2 comments

Even in this unusual year, the holiday rush is taking place. So, no Honoree this week, but a heart-felt wish for merriment and light from my house to yours.  And a virtual tour. I’d like to welcome you to my home and share my holiday spirit with all my quilting friends. I live in an…

December 16, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

After last week’s shopping spree, I am making good on my promise to write about a live Honoree. I don’t know which is harder: the live ones often have great internet links, but I never know how they’ll react to what I say; the ones who have passed are harder to track down for info,…

December 9, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I was going to tell you about a living quilter this week, but there’s something time sensitive I need to address.  As I write this, there are only 19 more shopping days until Christmas! But don’t worry; The Quilters Hall of Fame is here to help.  Have you browsed the online store?  If not, I’ll…

December 3, 2020 tqhf1 4 comments

While nodding off after Thanksgiving dinner, it came to me that there have been several times when I wrote, “I’ll tell you about that later” or “That’s a whole other discussion”.  Well, this seems like as good a time as any to catch up on loose ends. When I was writing about Honoree Carrie Hall…

December 2, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

In this video, Susan Price Miller shares with us the process she went through and the history she learned while making “Rising Sun.” This quilt is her admission to the American Quilt Study Group’s traveling exhibit “200 Years of Solid Color: Cultural and Regional Distinctions, 1800-2000,” on display at The Quilters Hall of Fame September…

November 25, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Even in 2020 there is much for which to be thankful! We are thankful for the art of quilting and all of the folks who have contributed to the world of quilting over the years! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

If you own a fascinator, now is the time to wear it; get out your white gloves too because we’re going to meet the Queen. Queen Bertha Stenge, that is—the 1930s-40s “Queen” of Chicago quilting. Of all the blogs I’ve written so far, this may be the hardest for two reasons.  The first is that…

November 11, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I hope the Michigan tourism office doesn’t mind my referencing their slogan as I write about an Honoree from their State.  Maybe after reading this, you’ll want to visit some of Mary Schafer’s quilts in East Lansing, so I think it’s a legitimate use.  But before we “travel” to the Great Lakes/ Wolverine/ Mitten state,…

November 5, 2020 tqhf1 1 comment

While doing some research today, I came across this story in Ruth Finley’s book, Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them. While discussing antiques and their ability to defy age, wear, and tear, Ruth writes about her Aunt Thankful’s sheets. There is scattered among the members of my family a set of twenty-four…

November 4, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

In looking for material for this week’s post, I noted an article in American Quilter titled “Thread Witch: The Magic Artistry of Ruth B. McDowell.” I was unable to locate and read the article, but the label for this Honoree stayed with me as I looked at her work. She really cast a spell on me,…