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- Aurifil Thread
- Janome USA
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
School Block Challenge is an annual, nationwide, quilt block contest and exhibit for students in grades K-12. It's co-sponsored by the National Quilt Museum and Mood Fabrics. Moda provides three challenge fabrics whence must be included somewhere in each block. Block entries are also required to have some type of machine or hand stitching. Students are encouraged to use their creativity, imagination, and math skills in designing and constructing their own quilt blocks.
Students can make a block on their own, at school in the classroom, in a home school program, with a scout troop, 4-H club, etc. They can work individually or in pairs or groups as they discover how the art of quilting relates to other school subjects and their own interests.
A Grand Prize winner is chosen from all of the blocks, winners are selected in each of the following categories: K-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th and prizes are awarded.
Interested in participating? Visit quiltmuseum.org/sbc
The National Quilt Museum encourages the next generation of quilters through the School Block Challenge contest and exhibit-and hopes that it inspires all quilters both young and old!
- You must be at least 70 ½ years of age.
- You may transfer up to $100,000 a year to The National Quilt Museum or other qualified nonprofits without paying income tax on the transaction.
- Couples can exclude up to $200,000 in taxes in some cases depending on how they file.
- In some cases, you can roll a 401k over into an IRA and take advantage of these benefits.
- You do not have to donate the entire withdrawal; you may take some of the money and donate the rest.
- You don’t need to itemize your taxes to take advantage of this benefit.
- Funds must be directly transferred from your IRA trustee to the 501c3 nonprofit organization to take advantage of the tax benefits.
Dye-Paint Your Images Workshop with Hollis Chatelain May 30-June 1, 2019 Learn how to paint images with Procion dyes on cotton and how to use quilting to enhance the look of your painted fabric.
Cascade Curve Braid Workshop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe July 19-20, 2019 Enjoy the curves! - with this eye-popping curved braid pattern. This class will focus on curved piecing, cutting, and pinning for success.
Photo-Inspired Fusing Workshop with Lenore Crawford October 3-5, 2019 Create unique designs from your own photos. Learn how to combine simple techniques like fusing, fabric painting, and top-stitching to make one-of-a-kind quilts.
HERstory celebrates amazing women! The exhibit showcased “A Celebration of Strong Women,” curated by Susanne Miller Jones.84 artists from seven countries created tributes to women well known to us, as well as those who worked behind the scenes, through the art of quilting. Lovely quilts celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those who made discoveries. Women who shook the world by breaking into fields previously reserved for men are commemorated, as are those who were the first to do something before any man. The quilts within this exhibit honor athletes, authors, artists, aviators and astronauts, business leaders, educators, entertainers, mathematicians, scientists, writers and world leaders. Throughout history, women struggled to have a voice and we won that right in 1920, the right to vote. The HERstory exhibit celebrates the amazing things that women everywhere have accomplished in the past and present. The HERstory book, HERstory Quilts: A Celebration of Strong Women by Susanne Miller Jones, is available from Schiffer in the museum’s gift shop. The exhibit will be at The National Quilt Museum through April 9, 2019. For more information, go to www.quiltmuseum.org/herstory
We chatted with Bill Ford a local community leader, to talk about "The Signature Quilt", a quilt on display here at the Museum. This quilt has dozens of autographs of Singers, Comedians, Artists, Astronauts, and other performers that were collected together to create this piece of art. This quilt was created by the artist Ami Simms by sending a letters…Read More
We have just released our latest episode of National Quilt Museum TV. In this episode National Quilt Museum TV, we interview some of the children from Quilt Camp, as well the teachers that helped the kids with their quilts. Each child gets to come to camp and tour the gallery, as well as make their own quilt with the supplies…Read More
"Spheres" is inspired by Danny Amazonas and his exhibit "Freehand Patchwork," which is on display through October 15, 2019. Danny’s use of color and value creates visual depth and movement in each quilt. This month’s Block of the Month pattern incorporates many of these elements so you can experiment with color, large-scale prints, and dimension. Danny’s work has been exhibted…Read More
On July 16, 1969 the Apollo 11 mission launched, and on July 20th they landed on the surface of the moon. This detail of the Apollo 11 badge on "The Space Quilt" by Pat Holly & Sue Nickels memorializes Neil Armstrong's famous words on the 50th anniversary of the MoonLanding. Did you know that the borders of "The Space Quilt"…Read More
At the end of June we held our annual Quilt Camp for youth ages 7-17. This year 61 campers from Kentucky, Illinois & Tennessee participated in the Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced sessions. Campers spent four half-days learning a variety of quilting skills and techniques. Younger quilters focused on machine piecing, ironing, and hand tying a quilt. Returning campers expanded their…Read More
It's time for the new "Block of the Month." This month's guest designer is artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe. In addition to the block of the month, Victoria also has an exhibition in the museum called "Playing with Purpose: A Quilt Retrospective." In "Playing With Purpose: A Quilt Retrospective" visitors can take a deep look inside the evolution of one of…Read More
We have an incredible new exhibit from Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Her exhibit takes visitors through time, showcasing her quilting journey from the very beginning until recently in her career. Her quilts all have amazing character and story, growing and changing as Victoria herself does. It shows her growth as an artist and her story from painting to quilting. Her 30…Read More
This last week we had a group of visitors come to the museum that are working on a very special project. The "Texas 4000" is a group of young adults that bike for 4000 miles to raise awareness and money for cancer. Each of these riders hope to help make a difference in these communities and show others that no…Read More
This exhibit showcases the colorful work of Tula Pink. Her use of patterns showcases the vibrancy of each quilt. With some many hidden gems in her fabrics, each of the traditional quilt patterns are refreshed and feel brand new again. Her fabrics and use of unique fussy cutting showcases how thoughtful she is with her artwork. This exhibit is open…Read More