Episode 235: Southern Quilts, Modern Quilts, My Quilts

Sorry for the clicking noises in this episode–for some reason I kept tapping on my recorder. Don’t know why, but I know that it’s irritating.

Stuff I’m working on:

Handquilting the Pinwheel quilt:

“Springtime in the Rockies (Detail):

The picture that inspired me, from Southern Quilts:

Kate’s batik:

Pictures from Glencoe Mill and Village:

Mill building

Alamance Plaid


Mill houses

Joe Cunningham video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pglzj6i57y4

Southern Quilts by Mary Kerr

Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Under the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe

Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts by Janet Catherine Berlo and Patricia Cox Crews.

Talk to you next time!

4 Replies to “Episode 235: Southern Quilts, Modern Quilts, My Quilts”

  1. Yes, post the QUILT CON special edition … pictures preferred but we will take it without pictures.

    Joe Cunningham goes back to the 1980s and earlier in the Flint, MI area. He quilted with Gwen Marston and Mary Schafer’s group. Nice guy and he always had his own opinion.

    Sorry .. I kind of disagree about the Modern Quilt is trying to have a structural definition of what is a modern quilt…. They have drifted far from the original definition they had posted on their web page at the beginning. … but that is again what most groups / guilds go thru over time. I personally think that they turned off a lot of quilters way in the beginning trying to force their definition of modern quilts.


  2. Always good to have a new podcast episode! The stitching on the pinwheel quilt looks really good!!

  3. “Charmingly human”. I like that! And I agree – when you see those quilts that are quilted with computerized long arms, they are just too perfect for me. I like to see an imperfection here and there.

  4. I can’t wait for your book about teaching children how to write fiction. I’m excited to get it for my daughter 🙂

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