Art Quilt

Linda Kim

by Allison Wilbur on November 9, 2019

For My Sisters This was my sole project all summer long. Because my approach is improvisational, the process tends to be slow — especially so during summer with family plans and kids at home. I look forward to seeing all the completed quilts for the Sister Artists initiative. This is such a worthy cause, I […]

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Diane Clapes

by Allison Wilbur on November 8, 2019

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this program. Honoring the work of my “sister artist” was quite a challenge, but lots of fun. I spent some time researching the country of Mali and looking at photos of the landscape. I was inspired by the interesting rock formations found there. […]

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Salama Quilters from Kenya

by Allison Wilbur on November 6, 2019

The Salama Quilters Self Help Group of Nairobi, Kenya, (the Salama Mamas) have only been making quilts since 2017. Inspired by a presentation at the Kenya Quilt Guild about the African Siddi Quilters of India, they began to make quilts using the Indian technique of hand piecing with a running stitch. From the beginning, they […]

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Eleanor Levie

by Allison Wilbur on August 27, 2019

It’s my favorite thing: art quilts as advocacy. So I was quick to answer the call from Quilt for Change and The Advocacy Project. Under the initiative, known as Sister Artists, survivors of gender-based violence created embroidered blocks depicting scenes of their life in Mali. Quilters — mostly American — were invited to choose a […]

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Luana Rubin to Give Exhibit Tour in Houston

by Allison Wilbur on October 31, 2016

If you are planning on attending the Houston International Quilt Festival this week, be sure to stop by the Water is Life Exhibit. Our wonderful sponsor, Luana Rubin, of EQuilter.com, (who also has a piece in the exhibit), will be giving walking tours of the exhibit on Thursday, Nov 3 at 1:00 and 6:00. The […]

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