Saturday, March 18, 2023

National Quilting Day 2023

Happy National Quilting Day!

As in the past few years, I hung a quilt outside today for National Quilting Day as prescribed by the Quilt Alliance organization. This is a vintage feed sack quilt that definitely employs a "make do" attitude.

Vintage feed sack quilt hanging outside for National Quilting Day, 2023.

A few other favorite quilts hanging inside are:

"What to Put in the Soup" that won Best of Show at A Mountain Quiltfest in 2004. If you know my husband, you'll recognize the subject of this quilt.

"What to put in the soup?" 2003

"Guitar Strings Improv" was featured in "The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters" by Sherri Lynn Wood.

"Guitar Strings Improv" 2014

Exhibits at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY

From the Kaffe: 85 and Fabulous exhibit.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. 

The current exhibits include Kaffe: 85 and Fabulous with selected quilts from Kaffe Fasset's longtime career in textiles;. 

To Fill a Field, an exhibit of contemporary quilts by Canadian artist Justin Ming Yong;

A stunning exhibit of the large-scale floral quilts of Velda Newman called Larger than Life

And an international collaborative exhibit of quilts from Chili Quilting and textile artists from southeast Ohio (TSAO) called Flora, Fauna and Landscape/Paisaje.

Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House presentation focuses on community care

Today, I attended an online presentation, Craft as an Embodied Care Practice that was sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House. The presentation was a panel discussion about the intersection of craft, care and community, and about community art projects that show how crafting can nurture well-being and healing for individuals and communities. The talk was in conjunction with the Woodlawn Needlework Show, Craft as Comfort: Joy in Needlework

Craft as an Embodied Care Practice presentation.

It's been a weekend of textiles, needle arts and crafts.

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