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MESSENGERS OF OUR NATION’S HISTORY: Civil War Era Quilts

October 28, 2014 – 8:56 pm | Edit Post
Civil War Era Quilts

Quilts from the Civil War era are like a message in a bottle from a poignant period in our nation’s history.
By Stephanie Miller
The Civil War was fought from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865. …

Shop Hops

October 27, 2014 – 8:12 pm | Edit Post

Let the Adventure Begin!
By Michelle Lindsey
When it comes to quilters, many of those outside this creative community may see them as gentle ladies who sit around and chat while stitching a blanket, but that vision …

The Scoop-Butterflies and Rare Antique Quilts

August 19, 2014 – 7:10 pm | Edit Post
Summer Butterflies & their Beautiful Kin

Butterflies and Rare Antique Quilts On Exhibit at Texas Quilt Museum
Gorgeous antique quilts from a storied collection, and quilts featuring butterflies are the subjects of two new exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum in La …

Continue Quilting on your Summer Vacation!

July 29, 2014 – 4:32 pm | Edit Post
Quilting This Summer

Few things cause the heart to go pitter patter like the words “summer vacation”!
By Rose Ann Cook
What’s a quilter to do when she realizes that she will be traveling to her destination and may not …

The Scoop on Historic Quilts in McKinney

June 18, 2014 – 1:30 am | Edit Post

McKinney Quilter and Historian Carolyn Miller is sharing her knowledge and expertise with quilters at Happiness is Quilting in McKinney.
Carolyn, an avid collector, presents at the shop monthly, and her lectures are beautifully illustrated with …

Quilt Depicts The Last Supper

March 4, 2014 – 3:03 am | Edit Post
Last Supper Quilt Exhibit

“The Supper” quilt by Don Locke, D.D.S. of Waxahachie, was displayed at The Jefferson Regional Quilt Alliance’s Quilts on the Bayou Show in Jefferson in January.  It was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” and contains …

Cleaning and Decorating for Spring!

February 14, 2014 – 6:58 pm | Edit Post
Table Cloth Quilt

by Rose Ann Cook
While much of the country is deep in the throes of winter’s sleet and snow, Texas is blessed in that we can toss open our windows early and welcome the freshness of …

Tea Mail – Texas Quilters

October 23, 2013 – 3:35 pm | Edit Post
Quilter Crafter

Hi Tea in Texas, Thanks for your support last year, we had a blast! Kathy Sellstrom (purple shirt) was our “announcer” over the intercom for the day.
Sandy Welch and Renee Ledbetter stood in front of …

Quilting Helps Preserve French Heritage In Louisiana

October 16, 2013 – 4:42 pm | Edit Post
Quilting Group Preservers French Heritage

by Stephanie Miller
Quilting has a way of bringing people together and inspiring community.
And that’s what’s happening with “Les Courdres Point” Quilting Circle in South Central Louisiana, where a group of women are learning the art …

Bid on this Quilt and Meet Your New Best Friend!

October 8, 2013 – 1:55 pm | Edit Post
Shelter Animal Quilt

Operation Kindness has dozens of prospective new best friends for you to meet, and the adorable animals at this shelter inspired this delightful quilt.
The quilt was actually made by the talented children (ages 9 – …

Quilting to Stay Young

September 21, 2013 – 7:06 am | Edit Post
Janet Pool and Martha Coleman

Martha Coleman A Century of Quilting!
By Janet Pool
Like many quilters, Martha Coleman has enjoyed a lifelong love of quilting. However, one thing distinguishes Coleman from most other quilters. With the recent celebration of her 108th …

Crafter’s Corner

January 13, 2013 – 2:55 am | Edit Post
Crafter’s Corner

Turn a cupcake chandelier stand into a stellar teacup centerpiece for your next party. Available at Marshall’s, Homegoods, or TJ Maxx ($120-$130), this piece was transformed by Sandy Holland and Kay Duke of Memorial Baptist …