Friday, December 30, 2011
founders brought thousands of great quilts to International Quilt Festival in Houston each year since 1974, they realized many people were unable to see them because they were on view a relatively short time. They wanted a place where even more people could discover and appreciate quilts as art in a setting that showcased them for longer periods.
In La Grange, a small town in the rolling hills of Central Texas, they discovered a wonderful 19th century building that had lost its luster over time. Over two years, with the help of skilled artisans guided by an architect well-known for repurposing historically significant buildings, that luster has been restored. During the process, an allied building was acquired, increasing exhibition space to more than 10,000 square feet in three galleries.
Texas Quilt Museum
140 West Colorado
La Grange, Texas 78945
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
On Monday volunteers from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) presented a check for $30,000 to Dr. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova at the Life Sciences Institute of the University of Michigan. Dr. Garneau-Tsodikova and her research team will be using the money raised predominantly through the sale of donated quilts to develop multifunctional drugs for Alzheimer's disease.
Pictured above (from left to right) are: Jacob L. Houghton, Todd J. Eckroat, Wenjing Chen, Keith D. Green, Rebecca A. Reed (kneeling), Joshua J. Bornstein, Dr. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, Ami Simms, Pat Holly (kneeling), Sue Nickels, Debbie Chenail, and Ruth Langdon.
To everyone who supports the AAQI by making quilts, buying quilts, and through financial contributions to our nonprofit, please accept my personal and heartfelt thanks for the work you do to make the AAQI a reality.
Together we have raised more than $679,000 since the AAQI began in 2006. This is the 10th research project we have funded.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It wouldn't be the holidays in New York without the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows. Each year, David Hoey and his team out do themselves and this year is no exception. The theme is "Carnival of the Animals" and they aren't joking. Animals are practically bursting out of every window and are also making everyone who walks by smile with delight. Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
I so much enjoyed your class that I went home and made several for Christmas gifts thanks so much for the inspiration. you said that I could get many of these done before Christmas and now I am hooked.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Super-fast fun with beads, buttons, baubles and more
Go wild with beads, buttons, baubles and any other little fancies that can be sewn or glued onto fabric! Eye Candy Quilts is a fast, fun craft for anyone who loves to embellish—or to experiment with new techniques!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
The quilts and their gifted makers are:
#8281 Blaze … Melody Crust (Kent, WA)
I-393 In Memory of Mary … Jenny Raymond (Gothenburg, NE)
I-394 Symmetry … Paula Nadelstern (Bronx, NY)
I-395 A Ray of Hope, Curing Alzheimer's Disease Piece by Piece … Susan Paine (Houston, TX)
#6241 The Tree at Midnight … Kendra J. Dowd (Arlington, MA)
#6327 Cardinals in the Holly … Barbara Beaumont (Hubbardston, MA)
#6405 Holiday Sunbonnet Sue … Frances Berrios (Manassas, VA)
#6409 Time for Santa … Bobbie Kelly (Woodbridge, VA)
#6439 Fly Away Home … Michele Bilyeu (Salem, OR)
#6605 Winter Cardinal … Jean Cheszek (Palatine, IL)
#7014 Winter Solstice … Janice Timmons (Longmont, CO)
#7047 Ribbon Tree … Nancy Rogers (Hendersonville, NC)
#7464 Seedling … Nancy Urschel (Valparaiso, IN)
#7475 Tis the Season … Charlotte Rayl (Eagan, MN)
#7779 The 3 Sisters … Andrea Balosky (Mungpoo, Darjeeling District, West Bengal India)
#7791 Driven Snow… Marlene Woodfield (LaPorte, IN)
#8020 Remembering Henry's Homestead … Barbara Dowdy-Trabke (Reno, NV)
#8025 Bobby … Barbara Dowdy-Trabke (Reno, NV)
#8178 Mini in Kimono … Yumi Tsuruta (Saitama Japan)
#8284 Our Lady … Donna Barnitz (Rio Rancho, NM)
#8316 Happy Village … Jeanie Sakrison Velarde (Cordova, TN)
#8317 Cityscape … Jeanie Sakrison Velarde (Cordova, TN)
#8394 Asian Orchid … Lorna Milano (Media, PA)
#8397 Give Peace a Chance … Cheryl Lynch (Broomall, PA)
#8443 Savannah … Tove Sondergaard (Phoenix, AZ)
#8505 Phoenix … Ann Louise Mullard-Pugh (Las Vegas, NV)
#8515 Art Deco … Audrey Arno (Tuttle, OK)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I love to travel, one of the very unexpected bonuses is finding something wonderful in a very un-expected place, in this case , the San Francisco Airport!
Television: TV in the Antenna Age
“ TV will never be a serious competitor for radio because people must sit and keep their eyes glued on the screen; the average American family hasn't time for it.”
Author unknown, The New York Times, 1939
those lucky visitors who viewed demonstration models, few could imagine television competing with radio's far-reaching networks and larger-than-life performers, or that many of those stars would make the successful transition to the new medium. Within a matter of decades, proceeding generations found it difficult to imagine life before television.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
My visit to the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild included a delightful visit to the ST. Francis Winery & Vineyards for a wine & food tasting. The Executive Chef, David Bush, offers three delicious and distinctively unique wine and food tasting experiences. Many thanks to Janice and Diana for a delightful visit.