CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE, "UNITING POLITICALLY DIVIDED QUILTERS, STITCH BY STITCH," APRIL 2017
The Chicago Tribune published an article about political quiltmaking before the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. I was honored to be interviewed for this piece alongside some of my quilt heroes. The article briefly mentions the exhibit "Quilts and Human Rights," curated by the Michigan State University Museum and expanded for a Fall 2017 installation where I work, at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University. Read the article by clicking the button below.
QUILTCON MAGAZINE 2017
Read my first ever quilt magazine article in the 2017 edition of QuiltCon Magazine! My wish is for every quilter to store their quilts safely so that future generations will be able to learn from the vibrant quilts being produced today. My QuiltCon Magazine article, "Sewing History Today: Preserving Modern Quilts in Your Home," provides you with the stepping stones you need to really up your quilt storage game. Learn about professional museum quality materials, how to select a storage location, and common hazards to quilts and textiles. Purchase the digital copy of the magazine by clicking the button below.
SIT AND SEW RADIO FOLLOW UP INTERVIEW - EPISODE 28
I was thrilled when my pal Stephanie Soebbing invited me to be a return guest for Sit & Sew Radio's special QuiltCon episode! We recorded our conversation in QuiltCon's podcast booth and spent time catching up about what I've been doing since my first interview on the podcast. The conversation is fun, giggly, and enthusiastic - there was so much to be excited about at QuiltCon! Click below to listen to my interview and hear from five more of my favorite quilters.
GEOGRAM BY SAMARRA KHAJA BLOG HOP
Learn about the quilt I made based on my favorite Elvis Costello and the Attractions album "Get Happy!!" This quilt was designed for Lecien Fabrics' blog hop for the release of Samarra Khaja's fabric line Geogram. The fabrics are vibrant, colorful, and happy, which is exactly how I feel about this landmark Elvis Costello album.
Chicago Modern Quilt Guild Basket Demo
At the September 2016 Chicago Modern Quilt Guild meeting, I did a basket demo to show members examples of what they could make for our guild holiday swap. I made five One Hour Baskets, including two mini baskets, one unmodified basket, one Halloween candy basket, and one that was modified to hold fat quarters. Read more on the September meeting recap on the Chicago MQG blog!
RJR Fabrics What Shade Are You Blog Hop
I've loved RJR Fabrics since I started quilting, so I was thrilled to be invited to participate in their What Shade Are You blog hop. RJR asks quilters to pick from their line of Cotton Supreme Solids to design and make a quilt. I chose my shade, black, then paired it with my favorite blues, purples, and Cotton + Steel basics. My quilt, called "The River," was inspired by a classic Bruce Springsteen song. Learn more about my process, and my love for The Boss, on the RJR Fabrics blog!
Sit and Sew Radio Podcast Interview - Episode 8
Listen to my very fun interview with Stephanie of Quilt Addicts Anonymous for her podcast Sit & Sew Radio! We talk about my professional specialization - textile preservation. Learn tips for safe home storage and preservation so your heirloom quilts will be loved for generations, and learn a little bit about my day job working as a curator at a museum that specializes in textiles from around the world! Click here to read the blog post I wrote to accompany the interview with step by step photographs that show how textiles are stored in museums and tips for storing them in your home, and click below to listen to the podcast!
52 Quilters Takeover
52 Quilters is an online project that celebrates creativity in the quilting community by featuring one quilter each week for a year. I was very happy to share one week of the 52 Quilters project with talented quilting colleagues. I used my week to share progress on my Quilts for Pulse project and shared some behind the scenes pictures showing what it's like at my job as a museum curator focusing on textile preservation. Click below to take a look at my introduction post on the 52 Quilters blog!