Friday, December 30, 2011

Texas Quilt Museum

The Texas Quilt Museum has been an idea and a goal for decades. As its
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

phone: 979.968.3104
fax: 979.968.6010

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bah, Humbug

This is what day after Christmas exhaustion looks like!

Friday, December 23, 2011

AAQI Awards $30,000 to the University of Michigan

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

NYC - Store Windows

Bergdorf Goodmans
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!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Collecting Vintage Jewelry

NYC has the shop of my dreams! The shop recalls the past with Jewelry!! Wonderful selection of absolutely EVERYTHING!
This 'n' That 124 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

Friday, December 9, 2011

Guest Artist - Lorna Fiori

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.
thank you so much. the pictures do not do justice to my candy quits but wanted to send you them to say thanks.
Lorna Fiori Santa Rosa Quilt Guild

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The City Quilter NYC

Bead Candy Quilts
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

APWQ Leadership Team

Elizabeth Spannering, Gene Barker, Jany Moxey, Peggy Sperry and Kate Riordan!

Dates of the 2012 Pacific West Quilt Show to be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center will be August 24-26,2012

Friday, December 2, 2011

Priority quilts for The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)

he Priority quilts for The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) the December 2011 auction have been posted.

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)