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October 7, 2021
Appliqué at the National Quilt Museum: Part 2 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This week, we finish our appliqué tour at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. Both of the remaining exhibits featured tiny quilts. A full-sized appliquéd album quilt is impressive, and then there are the album quilts that are the size of a typical block. Mind-blowing work. I (Teri) was in awe and inspired to attempt some small stitching.

Enjoy!

Note the size difference between these two quilts.



I have always loved this block; it was the first appliqué class that I taught. 

Beautiful border

Remember—this quilt is only 14.25" square; the whole quilt! See description above.

Zooming in ...

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September 30, 2021
Appliqué at the National Quilt Museum: Part 1 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


As I (Teri) have previously posted, I had the honor and privilege of visiting the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, earlier this month. It has always been on my bucket list, and hopefully, it will not be a one-time visit. I was enthralled by the exquisite examples of needlework on display. All the quilts were stunning, but not surprisingly, I was especially drawn to the appliquéd quilts. This week and next, I will share a small tour of the current exhibit; we hope you will be as inspired as we are. So many new ideas are buzzing in my ...

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September 9, 2021
Have We Forgotten to NEVER FORGET? from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Kara and I (Teri) are having an amazing time at Baltimore on the Prairie—teaching, catching up with old friends, and meeting new ones. We will fill you in on our event next week. 

This week, as we near the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, I would like to share with you a current exhibit at the National Quilt Museum—NEVER FORGET: Quilts from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. My husband and I stopped to visit the museum on our road trip to Nebraska, and we found this particular exhibit both beautiful and gut-wrenching. I confess that it kept ...

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February 12, 2021
Applique Inspiration from From the Strawberry Patch...

Infused with inspiration by applique quilts on display at the National Quilt Museum I came home and planned a little wallhanging of my own. More on that after the back story. This quilt, by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels is entitled "Two of Us". They're quilting sisters,  both from Michigan, and draw their inspiration from folk art applique quilts of the 1800's. They celebrate the spontaneity of our

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Applique Inspiration from From the Strawberry Patch...

Infused with inspiration by applique quilts on display at the National Quilt Museum I came home and planned a little wallhanging of my own. More on that after the back story. This quilt, by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels is entitled "Two of Us". They're quilting sisters,  both from Michigan, and draw their inspiration from folk art applique quilts of the 1800's. They celebrate the spontaneity of our

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February 10, 2021
More From the Museum from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another current exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is one entitled: "Southern Quilts".  From the exhibit description: "This is a collection on loan from Mary Kerr and examines the rich history of southern quilts, steeped in tradition and passed down through generations. These glorious designs, colors and patterns are unique to this region of the United States and reflect the influence of

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More From the Museum from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another current exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is one entitled: "Southern Quilts".  From the exhibit description: "This is a collection on loan from Mary Kerr and examines the rich history of southern quilts, steeped in tradition and passed down through generations. These glorious designs, colors and patterns are unique to this region of the United States and reflect the influence of

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